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Murder She Said (1961)

Unrated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 7 January 1962 (USA)
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When Miss Marple reports witnessing a murder through the window of a passing train, the police dismiss her as a dotty spinster when no trace of the crime can be found.

Director:

George Pollock

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), David D. Osborn (adaptation) (as David Osborn) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Rutherford ... Miss Marple
Arthur Kennedy ... Dr. Quimper
Muriel Pavlow ... Emma
James Robertson Justice ... Ackenthorpe
Thorley Walters ... Cedric
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
Conrad Phillips ... Harold
Ronald Howard Ronald Howard ... Eastley
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Kidder
Stringer Davis Stringer Davis ... Mr. Stringer
Ronnie Raymond Ronnie Raymond ... Alexander
Gerald Cross ... Albert
Michael Golden Michael Golden ... Hillman
Barbara Leake Barbara Leake ... Mrs. Helen Stainton
Gordon Harris Gordon Harris ... Bacon
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Storyline

Old miss Marple is on a train ride when she witnesses a murder in a passing train. She reports it to the police but they won't believe her: since no body can be found there can't have been any murder, right? As always, she begins her own investigation. The murder was committed while passing Ackenthorpe Hall and miss Marple gets herself a job there, mixing cleaning and cooking with searching the house for clues. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

By the Author of "Witness for the Prosecution" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's 'Murder, She Said' See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the manor house where Marple conducts her inquiries was called Rutherford Hall in Agatha Christie's novel. This was changed to Ackenthorpe in the film to avoid comparison with the surname of Margaret Rutherford (Miss Marple). See more »

Goofs

When Miss Marple first enters her room at Ackenthorpe Hall she puts her golf clubs against the bedstead but they fall through the rails onto the bed. Consequently when she then goes to investigate a noise behind the curtained door the clubs cannot be seen. However, when she steps back into her room the clubs are in full view and upright. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Quimper: You're going to live to be a hundred in spite of anything I can do.
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Classic Film!
12 August 1999 | by MFHSee all my reviews

Many people criticise this movie because Margaret Rutherford doesn't have the "look" to play Miss Marple. However, that doesn't change the fact that this is an excellent film that, while it doesn't stick to the book much, does a great job of entertaining the viewer. It's getting harder and harder to find all 4 videos from the series (this was the first). It took me around a year to get all of them , with Murder Ahoy being the easiest (easily found at Suncoast Video) and Murder Most Foul being the hardest to find. (I had to special order from Canada for around $20) These movies are well worth the price though, and provide not only great mysteries, but also wonderful entertainment!!


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