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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  27 December 1992 (UK)
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At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.

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A town busybody is poisoned at a busy reception in the home of famous film star Marina Gregg. The poisoned drink seemed intended for Marina, but Miss Marple is not so sure. She sets out to discover the true identity of the killer before he or she can strike again... Written by <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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Last TV acting role of Gwen Watford See more »

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D.I. Craddock says Marple is his aunt but they weren't related in "A Murder Is Announced". See more »

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Margot Bence: [explaining why she moved from America to England] I decided to make my career over here.
Insp. Craddock: Why?
Margot Bence: I like English men.
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Version of Shubho Mahurat (2003) See more »

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Not the best of the series but a nice one still
4 April 2005 | by (Utrecht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It may not be the best of the bunch but it's still a good TV movie. A nice touch is the fact that we see several faces that we saw in Murder At The Vicarage an earlier movie of this series. There is Dolly Bantrey ( now a widow), there is the vicar ( he was not the vicar in Murder at the vicarage but seems to have made a promotion) and some more characters. This one is surely better than the movie with Liz Taylor and Angela Lansbury. This was the last one of the series and it's a shame they did not continue it with movies of some of the Miss Marple short stories. Hickson was - up till now - the best Miss Marple. Let's hope they 'll find another person just as good and still use the short stories!


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