Agatha Christie: Poirot: Season 12, Episode 2

Three Act Tragedy (19 Jun. 2011)
"Agatha Christie's Poirot" Three Act Tragedy (original title)

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Poirot attends a party at the great actor Sir Charles Cartwright's Cornish mansion. A local reverend dies while drinking a cocktail, but no poison is found in his glass. Poirot and Cartwright decide to investigate when another victim is claimed in the same manner.

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The inoffensive Reverend Babbington chokes to death at a cocktail party he is attending with his wife at the home of famous actor Sir Charles Cartwright. Some time later Sir Bartholomew Strange, an eminent doctor and friend of Cartwright, also dies of poisoning at a dinner party he is giving miles away. There appears to be no link between the two deaths but Poirot, assisted by Cartwright, offers to help Superintendent Crossfield in the investigation and discovers that a mysterious butler with a birthmark on his wrist was hired for the night and appeared to share a joke with the dead doctor. This man has now vanished and would seem to the killer. A third death, that of a sanatorium patient who has written to Poirot, would appear to link to the doctor's murder and there is certainly a secret which somebody will go to any lengths to conceal - but who would gain from the death of a harmless old vicar? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Martin Shaw rules in Theatreland!
16 April 2010 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

If the direction of this episode is sometimes a bit flat and ( willingly and deliberately,I must say) over-theatrical,the day is saved by the excellent script and by the great acting of Martin Shaw,an endearing,very ironic ham.Suchet is the usual supreme himself,Miss Nixon is a fresh and very promising ingénue and Kate Ashfield is a very intelligent and penetrating Muriel Wills.A very good appetizer for the new season! The story is very faithful to the novel,the final is duly melancholic,the only problem is the exceedingly phoniness of some scenes,certainly due to some budget restrictions,but even more to the decision to give to the movie a sort of theatrical aspect.All considered,if sometimes people seems to walk about among stage props and painted scenery,it could be taken as a signature of the director and not as a real mistake.


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