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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 Marple 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 dies of a heart attack but the ever suspicious Miss Marple 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 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!)


Certificate:

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Details

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 world première took place at a church garden party in rural Cheshire, England. See more »

Goofs

At the second murder scene, Miss Marple, while seated, grasps Inspector Craddock's arm to tell him something. When rebuffed by him, she is shown removing her hand twice between shots. See more »

Quotes

Hector Enderby: [the Inspector trips over a saddle on the floor of the foyer] Do you see that?
Inspector Craddock: Can't really miss it, can you?
Hector Enderby: It's a Broadbeech side saddle. Broadbeech, Northampton. Vintage too. Well, have a look. Have a look at the date, behind the stirrup iron.
Inspector Craddock: It says, er...
Hector Enderby: No don't tell me, I'll tell you. 1882. No, I'm lying to you. 1885.
Inspector Craddock: Right.
Hector Enderby: I can tell you who it belongs to, too. I've only glimpsed one of these once in the whole country. Lady Kirk-Brackwell.
Inspector Craddock: No, it belongs to...
[...]
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Fun Miss Marple whodunit.
2 July 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is an excellent lighthearted murder mystery movie, with the Agatha Christie creation Miss Marple as the central character.

This movie is typically British! The characters, the settings, the costumes, the dialog, the humor. Everything in the movie has British written all over it. It's delicious! It's an unwritten rule for the fans, that how Britisher the murder mystery, the better it is.

The movie is told with a large and typical amount of British humor. It makes the movie a fun one to watch, also thanks to the perfectly suiting musical score by Ron Goodwin. Due to the way the story is told, the whole plot line of who is the murderer becomes a bit muddled in and isn't the most interesting thing about the movie. It's way more interesting to think of WHY the murder(s) were committed rather then by who and how. This movie therefor isn't perhaps the best example of a good British whodunit movie but it's a fun and lighthearted one to watch nevertheless. So there are still plenty of reasons why one should watch this movie.

Margaret Rutherford is in her element as the old, nosy and clever lady Miss Marple. The movie is supported by a cast that perhaps is not the best example of the best actors around but it sorts of suits the movie fine. After all the actors serve their purpose and play the characters well enough without claiming too much attention or straining of the main story. After all this is a Miss Marple movie. The entire movie is build around her character and she is also the very reason why this movie is better than the average one.

A very fun and good movie, at least for the genre fans that is.

7/10

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