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The Body in the Library (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  26 December 1984 (UK)
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Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.

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Joan Hickson ...
Gwen Watford ...
Moray Watson ...
Valentine Dyall ...
Lorrimer
Karin Foley ...
Mary
Raymond Francis ...
Frederick Jaeger ...
David Horovitch ...
Ian Brimble ...
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Anne Rutter ...
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Colin Higgins ...
Malcolm
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Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry. Written by Anonymous

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Andrew Cruickshank had a previous encounter with Miss Marple, in film Murder Most Foul with Margaret Rutherford in he had a cameo role of a judge. See more »

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28 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a Christie near-addict, I find it difficult to even watch the Geraldine McEwan versions...esp. since Hickson was so flawless! I gather Christie herself had chosen her originally. Geraldine: way to ditsy. Rutherford: trying too hard to be comical and the novels are not comedies ! Hickson is scarily CONVINCING as the amazingly shrewd, analytical "old maid" who can still flutter and cluck on occasion...but the intelligence she brings to the role should discourage others. It's like Olivier in Richard III...and possibly Henry V. Case closed; find something else to play. Also: why fiddle with the setting? Christie set it in prewar England. And the supporting cast: most of whom I gather have sadly passed on--just show how deep the "bench" was in the matter of character actors of a certain generation. I doubt you could rustle up the same caliber today.


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