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
25 February 1987 (UK)
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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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
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!