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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  11 January 1987 (UK)
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When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.

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Geraldine Alexander ...
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Giles Reed
Frederick Treves ...
Jean Anderson ...
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Mr. Foster
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BBC TV adaption of the Agatha Christie's novel. A young recently married woman, Gwenda Reed, comes back to England after living most of her life in New Zealand. While her husband, Giles, is out of the country she buys a house for them and starts recalling memories which make her start to think that perhaps she had lived in the house before. It's only then, while dining out with friends, that a chance remark triggered off a frightening memory, as a little girl, looking down at a woman's body and the murderer with "monkey paws" hands. Gwenda is determined to find out the sources of this memory. The killer, thought that he/she was safe after eighteen years and is prepared to kill to cover up the past. But Gwenda has help as one of her dining friends is Raymond West, who has a very special Aunt who is willing to help Gwenda - Miss Jane Marple... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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The director thought the script was much better than the book. See more »

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While Miss Marple is chatting with the gardener and using the sprayer to kill the bugs, she generously sprays the top of the wall where the gardener's coffee cup is resting. A few moments later he drinks from it, but apparently suffers no ill effects. See more »

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Miss Jane Marple: Good advice is almost certain to be ignored, but that's no reason for not giving it.
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30 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a film! Watching 'Sleeping Murder' scared me more than any other Miss Marple film, mainly due to the suspense. The version with Joan Hickson was much, much better than that with Geraldine McEwan, mainly because the director stuck to the plot and didn't add a silly romance between the protagonist and her aide to supposedly warm the hearts of the audience. I thought that the house used was just right, and the gradual tension brought about by new discoveries (some gruesome) added a thrill to the plot. The main actress came across as a genuine damsel in distress and her husband loyal and devoted. One of the few films to make me frightened.


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