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T.R. Bowen (screenplay)
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25 December 1989 (UK) See more »
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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. 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 »
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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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Murder in Barbadoes, 23 December 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The casting of Donald Pleasance as one of the guests would probably immediately make you think he's the guilty party in A Caribbean Mystery. After all look at his career and the roles he's played for the most part. But this much I will give you, he's not the perpetrator in this Miss Marple mystery starring Joan Hickson. Oh, he's a disagreeable individual, but murder isn't in his makeup this time around.

Not like you haven't got a whole resort hotel filled with likely suspects. On doctor's advice Joan Hickson has left St. Mary Mead for the sunny climate of Barbadoes and she's booked into a hotel run by the husband and wife team of Adrian Lukis and Sophie Ward. A Colonel Blimp like guest played by Frank Middlemass who makes a crashing boor of himself to Hickson and the rest of the guests is found dead in his room the next day after he tells Hickson he's on to a murderer from back in his days in the colonial service. Some blood pressure medicine is found at the scene that doesn't belong to him. That sets Hickson's little gray cells inside her gray head working.

Two more murders follow before Hickson figures it out. And figuring prominently is the glass eye that Middlemass had.

Hickson as Marple is the oldest Marple out there unless someone tells me different. She was in her 80s doing this role. But her powers if anything seem to increase with age.

Jane Marple is always good viewing for anyone wanting to get their little gray cells in action.

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