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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
"4.50 from Paddington" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  25 February 1987 (UK)
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A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.

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Joan Hickson ...
Juliette Mole ...
David Beames ...
Mona Bruce ...
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Paddington Porter
Katy Jarrett ...
Mary
Leslie Adams ...
Desk Sergeant
David Horovitch ...
Ian Brimble ...
Rhoda Lewis ...
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Maurice Denham ...
Andrew Burt ...
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When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss Marple however determines that there is only one spot along the line where a body could have been dumped and it happens to be very near the Crackenthorpe estate. She asks a professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go there undercover as a domestic. She soon finds the dead woman's body at which time the police take on a renewed interest but it is left to Miss Marple to solve the mystery. Written by garykmcd

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The opening scenes feature news reports of Sputnik 1, which was launched on Oct 4, 1957. The novel on which this movie is based was first published in serialized form in a magazine; its first installment appeared Oct 5, 1957. See more »

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Miss Jane Marple: But of course you must go on searching, Inspector! Now you might say that Elspeth is not a sophisticated person, but, I assure you, she has both feet firmly on the ground. She saw what she saw!
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Version of Crime Is Our Business (2008) See more »

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Joan Hickson trivia
11 May 2004 | by (Salt Lake City, UT) – See all my reviews

I've been a mystery fan for most of my life and particularly fond of Agatha Christie's well known characters, Jane Marple and Hercules Poirot. I was surprised recently when viewing one of the old films in my collection, "Murder, She Said" from 1961. This was the first of four movies starring Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple. The film was loosely based on Christie's "4.50 From Paddington". Marple poses as a domestic to investigate a murder. One of the other servants in the home is played by none other than Joan Hickson. This may not be completely relevant in commenting upon the later version, but I thought it was interesting that Hickson appeared in a Marple film 26 years before this one was released. The Rutherford movies aren't very faithful to Christie, but they're very entertaining. However, if you're an avid Miss Marple fan, you'll be overjoyed with these productions featuring Hickson. She truly embodies Agatha's character like no other actress. I highly recommend these to any mystery fan.


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