Miss Marple finds herself on a bit of a holiday and staying at the very posh Bertram's Hotel, where she stayed as a child and for which she has very fond memories. Things take a sinister turn when a hotel maid, Tilly Rice, is found strangled on the roof. Miss Marple can't help but investigate but is assisted by Jane Cooper, also a hotel maid, who is in fact a younger version of Miss Marple. When an attempt is made on the life of a hotel guest, Elvira Blake the two Janes work together to find the motive and the identity of the killer. Written by
Did You Know?
In the opening minutes, as Miss Marple stares in wonderment at the lobby of Bertram's Hotel, the manager is on the phone and says, "Uh, no, I'm afraid Miss Otis regrets she's unable to lunch today." The line is from the 1934 Cole Porter
song "Miss Otis Regrets" performed by many artists including Ella Fitzgerald
and 'Nat 'King' Cole', and more recently by Bette Midler
on the final episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962). See more
When Miss Marple enters the stairwell to try to get to the roof to see the first victim she somehow does not manage to see the two burly police officers until the camera has panned across to have them in frame, even though she should have seen them as soon as she opened the stairwell door..
She then meets a maid who fears her an alternate route to the scene of the crime, directly in front of the same police officers who should have had no problem hearing their plans. See more
Who sends a written death threat? Surely not someone who truly intends to kill the recepient. It's common sense not to warn them.