The subtle trick Showtime's "Penny Dreadful is that it is far less about the blood, gore and the specter of gruesome death than the sharp pain and exhilarating pleasure of living, and the terror of feeling alone even in close company. Read our review in the May Picks section.
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.
A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.
While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.
Robert Michael Lewis
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
I can hardly believe that three British people above have referred to the beautiful Claire Bloom as and American actress. One of them credited her being American with having enlivened the proceedings, and one blamed her being American for faults in the production.
Can it be that British people don't know that she is regarded in the United States as one of the most distinguished English actresses? She made her debut in Charlie Chaplin's LIMELIGHT. And could anyone seeing her as Lady Marchmain in BRIDESHEAD REVISITED imagine that she was anything but English? She also appeared on British television as Joy Davidman in SHADOWLANDS.
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