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Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | December 1963 (Austria)
When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.

Director:

George Pollock

Writers:

James P. Cavanagh (screenplay), Agatha Christie (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margaret Rutherford ... Miss Jane Marple
Stringer Davis Stringer Davis ... Mr. Stringer
Robert Morley ... Hector Enderby
Flora Robson ... Miss Milchrest
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Inspector Craddock (as Charles Tingwell)
Gordon Harris Gordon Harris ... Sergeant Bacon
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart ... George Crossfield
Katya Douglas Katya Douglas ... Rosamund Shane
James Villiers ... Michael Shane
Noel Howlett ... Mr. Trundell
Finlay Currie ... Old Enderby
Duncan Lamont ... Hillman
Kevin Stoney ... Doctor Markwell
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Storyline

The old and wealthy Mr. Enderby (Finlay Currie) dies of a heart attack but the ever suspicious Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) has her doubts. Who or what gave him a heart attack? Enderby's poor relatives gather at the The Gallop, a combined boarding-house and riding school. Miss Jane Marple also gets there to find out if any of them had any particular reasons to see him dead. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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(The Raciest Mystery of the Season!)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1963 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Wachsblumenstrauß See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The second of four Dame Margaret Rutherford "Miss Jane Marple" movies. See more »

Goofs

When the valuable painting at the center of the intrigue was first introduced it appeared that the picture wasn't very large. However when Stringer sets off for London to have it appraised, it looked like it grew to twice the size. See more »

Quotes

Hector Enderby: Miss Marple, I would deem it an honour if you'd at least stay the day and be my guest at the hunt.
Miss Jane Marple: I'm very sorry, Mr. Enderby, but I disapprove of blood sports.
[leaves the room]
Hector Enderby: [to himself] That was a very narrow escape!
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Followed by Murder Ahoy (1964) See more »

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Very Good
17 December 2002 | by BritishFilms1See all my reviews

Based on Agatha Christie's book "After the Funearl", this murder mystery is about a rich old man who is murdered and Miss Marple suspects the family members must have done it for his money, but then, another family member is killed as well.

Margaret Rutherford gives an excellent performance as Miss Marple and she is supported by Robert Morley, as the hotel owner and horse rider, who gives just as good a performance as Margaret Rutherford and Flora Robson as the spinster and companion of the dead woman.

10/10


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