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11 January 1987 (UK) See more »
When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
John Davies 
Writing credits
Ken Taylor (screenplay)

Agatha Christie  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
George Gallaccio .... producer
Guy Slater .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ken Howard (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Peter Hall (photography)
Film Editing by
Jerry Leon 
Production Design by
Victor Meredith (designer) (as Vic Meredith)
Costume Design by
Judy Pepperdine 
Makeup Department
Sheelagh Wells .... makeup designer
Production Management
Michael Cameron .... production manager
Art Department
Paul Birkbeck .... title illustrations
Linda Sherwood-Page .... graphic designer
Barbara Spiller .... properties buyer
Sound Department
Malcolm Campbell .... film recordist
Colin Goudie .... dubbing editor
John Hale .... dubbing mixer
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist (uncredited)
Music Department
John Altman .... musical director
Alan Blaikley .... composer: title music
Ken Howard .... composer: incidental music
Ken Howard .... composer: title music
Other crew
Patricia Greenland .... production assistant
George Griffiths .... location manager
Thea Murray .... production associate
Christopher Sandeman .... assistant floor manager
Mandy West .... assistant floor manager

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USA:102 min
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UK:PG (video rating) (1997)

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The director thought the script was much better than the book.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Gwenda Reed:Why didn't *we* think of that?
Miss Jane Marple:Because you believed what he told you. It's very dangerous to believe people - I haven't for years.
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining, 30 March 2006
Author: francyndra from United Kingdom

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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