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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  25 December 1989 (UK)
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While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.

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Feeling poorly, Miss Marple's nephew sends her to Barbados for a bit of a holiday. She finds the holiday a bit of a bore and nowhere near as interesting as life in St. Mary Mead. Things get a bit more interesting when one of the guests, the elderly Major Palgrave, is found dead. The death is put down to natural causes until one of the maids finds medication belonging to another guest in the late major's room. When the maid is also found dead it is clear that the Major's oft-repeated tale of knowing a murderer - he was in the colonial police after leaving the army - convinces Miss Marple that the murderer is someone at the hotel. Written by garykmcd

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Major Palgrave and Inspector Weston both refer to the Major as having been a member of the St Kitts (or St Christopher) and Nevis Police around 1948-51. St Litts Nevis & Anguilla never had there own force until 1960, before then they were part of the Leeward Islands Police Force, See more »

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Jason Rafiel: I had to think about this quite a bit before mentioning it to you.
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Jason Rafiel: She didn't think you'd take her seriously.
Inspector Weston: I might have done.
Jason Rafiel: I doubt it. It's a very good disguise. She even had me fooled for a minute.
[He laughs]
Inspector Weston: Better have her name for the record.
Jason Rafiel: Miss Marple.
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newer, British miss marple.
24 February 2014 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Joan Hickson had played Jane Marple numerous times, so she was a pro by the time this TV movie came along. Not my favorite Jane Marple, but to each his own. In this one, she is on vacation in the Caribbean, and looking quite bored as she listens to the other hotel guest drone on, and on, and on.

Frank Middlemass guest stars as the (boring) retired military man who drives everyone away with his war stories. The hotel owners are a married couple who flirt with the guests, as it is good for business. You'll recognize Donald Pleasance, as another hotel guest, who was in TONS of stuff, probably the most famous role being "Blofeld" in You Only Live Twice. And a group of Americans. Then a hotel guest croaks, and the police show up to investigate. Things move a slower in this one than the old black and white Miss Marples, and there isn't the clever banter here that we see in those... pretty dry, all in all. It's OK. This one was made for TV; have never seen it shown on TV, but it IS available on Netflix streaming.


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