At a village fête, Poirot runs into an old friend, John Harrison and his fiancé Molly Deane, a fashion model. Harrison invites Poirot and Hastings to tea the following week where Poirot learns that Molly had once been engaged to a local artist, Claude Langton. Poirot is puzzled by a number of apparently unrelated incidents but concludes that someone is being untruthful and that a murder is being planned. Courtesy of Hastings' new hobby, photography, Poirot knows exactly what is going to occur. Insp. Japp is hospitalized with a case of appendicitis. Written by
Chief Inspector Japp:
Sorry about this, Poirot. I thought as she was here visiting with her sister it would be a simple matter for her to meet us at the station. Trouble with Mrs Japp is when she gets nattering over a cup of tea she loses all track of time. Perhaps you two better run along and we'll see you there.
See more »
This film was puzzling to say the least, and the ending made me want to cry, which is rare for Poirot films as the endings of the hour-long films usually comprise of Hastings doing something silly and Poirot and Japp laughing at him, which is warming for the audience to see after the mystery has unravelled itself. However, I found this film a little more sentimental than the others, because the ending is sad, although I wouldn't have guessed so from the rest of the film which is more typical of the Poirot films. This film is full of red herrings, as always with Agatha Christie- such as the mysterious doctor appearing here and there, etc. I was glad to see that Hastings appeared in this film because he is excluded from some of the films and he is a valuable character, both for humour's sake and the sake of the plot.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?