After a visit to Parade film studios with his friend Captain Hastings, Poirot finds himself investigating the murder of Henry Reedburn, the head of the studio. Reedburn was something of a tyrant who had fired a veteran actor, taken over a major film from a young director and had recently blackmailed actress Valerie Saintclair into signing a new contract. Upon finding the body, Saintclair ran to a neighboring house to seek help, interrupting the Oglander family's bridge game in the process. However, the lack of a king of clubs on the card table provides Poirot with only clue he needs to solve the crime. Written by
I like David Suchet who plays Poirot especially his eyes and mustache. The cases are usually interesting and full of suspense.
A man that is connected with a movie studio is found dead and Inspector Japp and Poirot are involved in investigating the crime.
It so happens that one of the actresses goes to the home of the man and finds him dead then runs next store to a neighbors house.
After Poirot talks to the neighbors and the actress who is staying in the house he finds that their stories are suspicious. He also finds a newspaper clip in the dead-man's office that can explain a source of blackmail on the family where the actress went and also on the actress.
It seems in the end Poirot explains that the dead man died of head wounds from a fight. Poirot knows who the man had the fight with and exclaims this death was an accident not murder so no investigation is needed. Captains Hastings objects regarding the cause of death but Poirot does does not intend to tell the police what he knows and announces the case be "unsolved." He made me sick he was so happy with himself.
What a big disappointment for a great investigator to let people that caused the death of a man not be interviewed and also get off the hook by calling the death an "accident."
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