Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 9, Episode 3

Death on the Nile (12 Apr. 2004)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Death on the Nile (original title)

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A wealthy British heiress honeymooning on a Nile cruise ship is stalked by a former friend, whose boyfriend she had stolen before making him her new husband.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Griffiths Malin ...
Jacqueline De Bellefort (as Emma Malin)
Salome Otterbourne (as Frances De La Tour)
George Antoni ...
Cruise Manager (as George Yiasoumi)


While on their honeymoon in Egypt, newlyweds Simon Doyle and Linett Ridgeway are constantly harassed by Simon's ex-fiancée Jackie De Bellefort who feels her ex-best friend has stolen the love of her life. A holidaying Hercules Poirot counsels Jackie to put an end to her antics, fearing that all of this can only end in tragedy. When one of the passengers is killed while on a cruise down the Nile, Poirot must sift through an odd assortment of passengers, all of whom may have something to hide. There is Linett's financial advisor from the US, her French maid who clearly has something to hide, the Austrian doctor who keeps mostly to himself and the left leaning philosopher who despises the rich. Written by garykmcd

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12 April 2004 (UK)  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)

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(Kodak Vision Negative Film.)|

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene at Denderah where Poirot and the others are entering the temple and the custodian is looking over the parapet, on the stones is carved a graffiti by Charles Irby and James Mangles, two Royal navy captains who were traveling in Egypt after the Napoleonic War. They helped Giovanni Battista Belzoni clear the entrance to the temple of Abu Simble in 1817. This is shown in Egypt (2005). See more »


Hercule Poirot: What sets you apart, M. Ferguson?
Ferguson: I make people aware... and I certainly don't swirl around like a fop!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Nice but the 1978 version is much better
18 May 2005 | by (Utrecht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I have just seen this movie and have the 1978 one on DVD. I do like Suchett as Poirot a lot but this remake can't stand up to the 1978 original. As a film the first one works much better. You just can't help but missing the likes of Bette Davis, Angela Lansbury and Maggie Smith. Not that i think a film needs an all star cast but here they provided us with a lot of good acting and humor. Francis De La Tour seems to do her best as Salome ( Lansbury in the 1978 version) but it's almost as if she does not have the freedom to let herself go. The same goes for the actress who plays the Bette Davis part. There is not as much humor in this version and the characters simply do not seem to come to life. I have only seen 3 full length Poirot TV movies with Suchett but they seem to lack something that IS there in the short Poirot stories he has made for TV. Maybe the makers should have a look at them again to see where they've gone wrong.

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