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Murder Ahoy (1964)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 22 September 1964 (USA)
After Miss Marple is made a trustee of a merchant marine training vessel, a fellow trustee is poisoned, and ship's officers are later murdered after she comes on board.

Director:

George Pollock

Writers:

David Pursall (original screenplay), Jack Seddon (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Rutherford ... Miss Jane Marple
Lionel Jeffries ... Captain Sydney De Courcy Rhumstone
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Chief Insp. Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
William Mervyn William Mervyn ... Comm. Breeze-Connington
Joan Benham ... Matron Alice Fanbraid
Stringer Davis Stringer Davis ... Mr. Jim Stringer
Nicholas Parsons ... Dr. Crump
Miles Malleson ... Bishop Faulkner
Henry Oscar ... Lord Rudkin
Derek Nimmo Derek Nimmo ... Sub-Lt. Eric Humbert
Gerald Cross ... Brewer (aka Lt. Commander Dimchurch)
Norma Foster Norma Foster ... Asst. Matron Shirley Boston
Terence Edmond Terence Edmond ... Sgt. Bacon
Francis Matthews ... Lt. Compton
Lucy Griffiths Lucy Griffiths ... Millie
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Storyline

Miss Marple investigates the murder of one of her fellow trustees of a fund which rehabilitates young criminals. To investigate she goes aboard the ship used to train the juveniles, much to the distress of the Captain. She soon stumbles onto more murders, and a ring of thieves. Written by <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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New mischief amidst the mizzen-masts!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mörder ahoi! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Margaret Rutherford undertook a month of fencing practice for the film's denouement. See more »

Goofs

Behind the opening credits Miss Marple is in a shop changing room and being dressed with clothes successively removed from a shop dummy. However the clothes are obviously removed from the dummy in the reverse order from that in which they would be put on. See more »

Quotes

Captain Rhumstone: [Addressing Inspector Craddock] Craddock, my friend. My dear Inspector friend. I don't care how you do it, but get her off my ship. I mean, trump up some charge if you like. I'm sure you're very good at that. You see, she's a jinx. She's a Jonah. She's blowing an ill wind!
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Connections

Referenced in The Mousetrap (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Rule, Britannia!
(uncredited)
Composed by Thomas Augustine Arne
Lyrics by James Thomson
Performed by the cast
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Very Enjoyable
4 December 2002 | by BritishFilms1See all my reviews

I enjoyed watching this film so much. It has to be the best of the Miss Marple films made from 1961 - 1965, starring Margaret Rutherford.

Miss Marple is working as a trustee of a fund in association with a ship that handles young criminals. On a return visit from the ship, a trustee is murdered and Miss Marple decides to go on board the ship to find any clues about the murder, suspecting the murderer is a crew member, causing much distress for the Captain and the Inspector leading the investigation.

This film is a good crime-comedy feature from 1964 and I'm sure everybody who likes that genre will enjoy this film tremendously.


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