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25 December 1989 (UK) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Christopher Petit 
Writing credits
T.R. Bowen (screenplay)

Agatha Christie  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
George Gallaccio .... producer
Original Music by
Ken Howard 
Cinematography by
John Walker (photography)
Film Editing by
Bernard Ashby 
Paul Garrick 
Production Design by
Don Giles (designer)
Costume Design by
Colin Lavers 
Makeup Department
Vivien Riley .... makeup designer
Sharleen Rassi .... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
David Mason .... production manager
Art Department
Linda Sherwood-Page .... graphic designer
Francis Smith .... properties buyer
Paul Birkbeck .... title illustrator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Malcolm Campbell .... film recordist
John Hale .... dubbing mixer
Stephen Young .... dubbing editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Deveney .... gaffer electrician
David Hall .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Music Department
John Altman .... musical director
Alan Blaikley .... composer: title music
Ken Howard .... composer: incidental music
Ken Howard .... composer: title music
Other crew
Phil Baggarley .... supervisor operatives
Pat Bryan .... production coordinator
Murray Carrad .... finance assistant
Heidi Easton .... assistant floor manager
Juley Harding .... production assistant
Julian Hearne .... assistant floor manager
Fiona B. McTavish .... production associate
Alison Passey .... production secretary
Errol Rollins .... liaison: Barbados

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USA:104 min (DVD)
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Australia:PG | UK:PG (video rating) (1998)
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Anachronisms: 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 »
Jason Rafiel:I had to think about this quite a bit before mentioning it to you.
Inspector Weston:And why is that, Mr. Rafael?
Jason Rafiel:It wasn't my idea, and the person who had it - the idea, I mean - is a little old lady who knits and wears lace. She also has a mind like a bacon slicer.
Inspector Weston:Why didn't she come to me herself?
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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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Worth a look, 20 May 2002
Author: lucy-66 from London

Well shot and acted, and it transports you to a pleasant hotel in the Caribbean. Is Donald Pleasance making up his own dialogue? I'm sure Christie never called anyone a 'saucy mare'. Liberties are taken with the book, some good (Miss Marple's visit to the chambermaid's aunt) and some pointless (made up superstitions about the dead taking revenge). Directors should trust Christie!

Many of the 'improvements' blur and confuse the storyline. xxxxxx

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