When troubled war veteran Jerry Burton and his sister Joanna relocate to the quiet little village of Lymstock in order to allow Jerry to recuperate from injuries received in what he claims is a motorcycle accident, they are expecting nothing more than country sleepiness and tedium. Much to their surprise, however, they find themselves embroiled in the middle of scandal and secrets; someone is sending vicious poison-pen letters to the residents. A local dignitary has already taken his own life over the letters, and it's not long before local gossip Mona Symmington also commits suicide after receiving a letter. But when the letter-writer apparently resorts to murder, Jerry finds his curiosity stoked despite himself, and he's not the only one; Miss Jane Marple is also in Lymstock, and she's decided that it's long past time someone got to the bottom of this unpleasant business. Written by
Did You Know?
The title of the film (and the novel it's based on) is, like that of many other works by Agatha Christie
, a quotation of a piece of poetry. "The Moving Finger" are the first words of a well known work by the medieval Persian poet Omar Khayyam. See more
After the headlamp has been mysteriously re-attached to the bike upon the accident, it is still lit. Even if the engine has stopped (No sound, rear wheel is not moving; the driver wouldn't be able to downshift that fast) and the battery has been thrown away. See more
And so I found myself on another morning, with another girl, and for the first time in my life, I was on the verge of something bright and good.
[Jerry and Megan ride out of the village together on a motorbike
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