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The Affair at the Victory Ball ()


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Poirot and Hastings attend the Victory Ball, a popular costume party. During the festivities, one of the guests is found stabbed to death, and another succumbs to a drug overdose the next... See more »

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Hercule Poirot
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Captain Hastings
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Chief Inspector Japp
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Miss Lemon
Mark Crowdy ...
Viscount Cronshaw
David Henry ...
Eustace Beltaine
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Coco Courtney
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Chris Davidson
Natalie Slater ...
Mrs Davidson
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Mrs Mallaby
Andrew Burt ...
James Ackerley
Charles Collingwood ...
BBC Announcer
Brian Mitchell ...
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Bryan Matheson ...
Butler

Directed by

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Renny Rye

Written by (WGA)

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Andrew Marshall ... (dramatized by)
 
Agatha Christie ... (short story "The Affair at The Victory Ball") (uncredited)

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Brian Eastman ... producer
Nick Elliott ... executive producer

Music by

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Christopher Gunning

Cinematography by

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Norman Langley ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Frank Webb

Editorial Department

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Nigel Parkes ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Rebecca Howard

Production Design by

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Mike Oxley

Art Direction by

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Caroline Smith

Set Decoration by

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Chrysoula Sofitsi

Costume Design by

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Elizabeth Waller

Makeup Department

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Kate Bower ... makeup artist
Patricia Kirkman ... makeup artist
Hilary Martin ... makeup supervisor

Production Management

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Derek Bain ... post-production supervisor
Kieron Phipps ... production manager
Donald Toms ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Edward Brett ... assistant director
Adam Goodman ... assistant director
Gilly Raddings ... assistant director

Art Department

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David Bordewey ... production buyer
Mickey Lennon ... property master (as Micky Lennon)
Les Peach ... construction manager

Sound Department

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John Downer ... dubbing
Richard Finney ... sound assistant (as Richie Finney)
Peter Glossop ... sound recordist
Alan Killick ... dubbing
Rupert Scrivener ... dubbing
Martin Trevis ... boom operator

Stunts

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Steve Whyment ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steve Alcorn ... camera operator (as Steven Alcorn)
Ashley Bond ... clapper/loader
John Etherington ... grip
Hugh Fairs ... focus puller
John Humphrey ... gaffer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nigel Egerton ... wardrobe
Michael Price ... assistant costume designer
John Scott ... wardrobe
Vernon White ... wardrobe
Kirsten Wing ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Scott Rowlatt ... locations
Paul Shersby ... locations

Music Department

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Neil Richardson ... dance band arrangements
Mark Tucker ... assistant music scoring engineer (uncredited)

Other crew

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John Beharrell ... accounts
Sam Donovan ... script supervisor
Penelope Forrester ... accounts
Pat Gavin ... titles
Monica Rogers ... production coordinator
Christopher Wren ... choreographer
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  • Eén (2008) (Belgium) (tv)
  • FS Film (2007) (Finland) (DVD)

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Plot Summary

Poirot attends the Victory Ball, a costume party where you are expected to dress as someone famous, as himself. However, when two members of a party of six dressed as characters from classical Italian comedy are subsequently found dead, Poirot finds himself working with Chief Inspector Japp to solve the case. The solution to the deaths of Viscount Cronshaw and Coco Courtney is to be found in determining the correct time of death and identifying an impostor at the ball. Poirot takes to the airwaves and reveals the identity of the killer on a live BBC radio broadcast. Written by garykmcd

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Also Known As
  • The Affair at the Victory Ball (United Kingdom)
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  • 51 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia This story can be found in a couple of collections of short stories written by Agatha Christie; "Poirot's Early Cases" and "The Underdog and Other Stories". See more »
Goofs At 46min:50 sec, Poirot leaves the radio studio through the left brass door and the camera on a tripod as well as the cameraman's reflection is seen on the closed right brass door. See more »
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Quotes Captain Hastings: [dressed as the Scarlet Pimpernel] I still don't think they'll let you in; I thought I made it clear the Victory Ball is a costume do.
Hercule Poirot: Hercule Poirot does not wear costumes.
Captain Hastings: Everybody does. The whole idea is to go as someone famous.
Hercule Poirot: Precisely.
Captain Hastings: Oh. I see.
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