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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  29 December 1991 (UK)
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When Miss Marple is invited to the manor house of an old friend, it is not long before a puzzling murder puts her mind to work.

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Ruth van Rydock is worried about her sister's health and well-being and asks their mutual friend Jane Marple to visit her for a awhile. Her sister, Carrie-Louise Serrocold, is married to Lewis Serrocold and he has turned their estate into an institute of sorts for young offenders. Miss Marple is more than happy to visit and finds an odd assortment of characters on the premises. When Christian Gulbranson is found shot while sitting at the typewriter in his room, Miss Marple has a murder to solve. Gulbranson, a trustee of the institute, had only arrived that day on urgent business and Lewis Serrocold found a partly completed letter in his typewriter saying that someone was poisoning Carrie-Louise. Assisting Inspector Slack, with whom she had previously worked, she soon knows who committed the crime but is not quite sure how they did it. Written by garykmcd

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Gina Hudd: [to Miss Marple] You're a real prototype, aren't you? Most of Grandame's friends are absolutely last year's turnips, but you're different, aren't you?
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Very like Dame Agatha, but hard to follow the plot
15 March 2001 | by (Jacksonville, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This version tries to bring Christie's story accurately, but the editing is so choppy the details of plot are often hard to follow. Not to worry, though, intuitively if not deductively, you'll spot the murderer without much trouble. Good cast, especially Jean Simmons, and great scenery make it a pleasant watch. Joan Hickman, though, as Miss Marple just didn't quite cut it for me.


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