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"Agatha Christie's Marple" The Moving Finger (TV Episode 2006) Poster

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Jerry Burton: What's that?

Jerry Burton: [He looks at a photograph] Unh!

Joanna Burton: It's a photograph of a diseased spleen. Owen gave it to me.

Jerry Burton: Was he out of chocolate?

Joanna Burton: He thought I might be interested. I'm not entirely frivolous, you know.

Jerry Burton: Pretty ropey, I thought.

Joanna Burton: Hmmmm. There's something on his mind.

Jerry Burton: Yes, a rotting spleen perhaps... or you?

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Miss Marple: I sometimes wonder if the tale bearer is as guilty as the tale maker.

Cardew Pye: Oops, my dear Miss Marple! You're being moral and forget you're among friends.

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Joanna Burton: [to Jerry] You know, it's striking me as most extraordinary irony that you managed to survive the war with such flying colors yet seem to find the peace so defeating.

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Inspector Graves: I can't help feeling , sir, that in this case, our man is a woman, if you get my drift.

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Mrs. Maud Dane Calthrop: [referring to the poison pen letters] Been going on for weeks. That's why the Colonel shot himself.

Miss Marple: Now Maud, we don't know that for sure.

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Miss Marple: Love makes us do the strangest things.

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Miss Marple: Mr. Burton what about you?

Jerry Burton: I'm going away.

Miss Marple: To do what?

Jerry Burton: Do you know I haven't a clue? I expect I'll find something.

Miss Marple: Perhaps what you're looking for is right here under your nose.

Jerry Burton: She doesn't want me Miss Marple.

[referring to Megan]

Miss Marple: Faint heart Mr. Burton. I once let someone go. He had... commitments you see... a war to fight. But I've often wondered if under other circumstances I would'e done the same. It seems to me Mr. Burton that, we should count ourselves blessed if we are allowed just one shot at happiness.

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[Jerry goes outside and walks over to Megan, who is sitting on a swing under a tree]

Megan Hunter: Thanks for pulling me out of the oven.

Jerry Burton: It's alright. I don't suppose you've changed your mind?

Megan Hunter: [looking at the ground] No.

Jerry Burton: Because, I'm absolutely sure you see.

[Megan looks at him]

Jerry Burton: Quite, quite certain that to, look after you... to make you happy and keep you from harm, is now the purpose of my life.

[Megan stares at him]

Jerry Burton: So there's nothing I can say or do that can make you reconsider?

[Megan shakes her head]

Jerry Burton: Not even this?

[Jerry takes Megan's hand, she stands up and Jerry kisses her. Miss Marple watches happily from the window and Megan realizes that she loves Jerry]

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[last lines]

Jerry Burton: [voiceover] 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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Megan Hunter: I hope my mother isn't boring you. She talks all the time, but in fact says very little.

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Cardew Pye: I often find the most unlikely people doing the most surprising things. Don't you agree, Miss Marple?

Miss Marple: On the contrary, Mr. Pye, I usually find the most likely people behaving exactly as I would have expected.

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