Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 3, Episode 6

The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (3 Feb. 1991)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor (original title)

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Poirot is drawn into a case where a man is found dead on the grounds of his estate, apparently frightened to death by the spirits that haunt it.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ian McCulloch ...
Jonathan Maltravers
Geraldine Alexander ...
Susan Maltravers
Captain Black (as Neil Duncan)
Anita Carey ...
Miss Rawlinson
Desmond Barrit ...
Samuel Naughton
Ralph Watson ...
Edward Jewesbury ...
Dr Bernard
Geoffrey Swann ...
Hilary Sesta ...
Doctor's Receptionist
David Lloyd ...
Museum Attendant
Pat Keen ...
Civil Defence Organiser
Richard Bebb ...
Newsreader (voice)


Having been lured to the village of Marsdon Leigh under false pretenses - the local hotel owner is unable to solve the crime in his own manuscript and so invites the detective to solve a "murder" - Poirot and Hastings are asked to look into the death of Mr. Maltravers, owner of the local manor house. The local rumor mill has it that the Marsdon Manor is haunted by several ghosts and Maltravers' wife is convinced that her husband was frightened to death. In the end, Poirot initiates a clever ruse to obtain a confession from the murderer. Written by garykmcd

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[first lines]
Danvers: [shoots a rook] Damn pests!
[Jonathan knocks the body of the rook out of the tree, then stumbles and falls]
Susan Maltravers: Jack!
[she runs to him]
Susan Maltravers: I'm here, darling, I'm here.
Jonathan Maltravers: It's all right, Susan. I just stumbled, that's all.
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Christie goes supernatural....
31 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

There are Christie's works (essentially short stories) which deal with supernatural.Some of her best novels ,although "rational", have a "horror and fantasy " side: "And then there were none" "Peril at end house" "five little pigs" ....

"Tragedy at Mardson Manor" is a delight for Christie's fans :it features a good dose of humor (the innkeeper who calls Poirot cause there are murders in his village : actually he is writing a novel),a mansion which may be haunted ,a young woman in distress,and even a man who rises from the dead ,à la "les Diaboliques" .

Poirot(David Suchet) is in top form,his interpretation of the painting is brilliant.And last but not least ,in the wax museum ,when he hears his colleagues go into raptures over a statue,he is as vain as ever ...until he realizes they're speaking of Charlie Chaplin's one.

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