Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) 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 Captain Sydney De Courcy Rhumstone (Lionel Jeffries). She soon stumbles onto more murders, and a ring of thieves.Written by
Miss Jane Marple's (Dame Margaret Rutherford's) impressive library is composed mainly of Pan and Penguin crime paperbacks (including duplicate editions of "Follow the Saint" by Leslie Charteris and Georgette Heyer's "The Foundling"; Edgar Wallace is another of her favourite authors with copies of his novels "The Flying Squad", "The Yellow Snake" and "Again Sanders") alongside crossword, quiz and limerick books, Henry Fielding's "Tom Jones", Noël Coward's "Pomp and Circumstance", Ian Fleming's "Dr. No", Ngaio Marsh's "Opening Night" and "Return to Peyton Place" by Grace Metalious. There are also copies of Dame Agatha Christie's "Three Act Tragedy", "Appointment With Death", and, intriguingly, the Miss Marple short story anthology "The Thirteen Problems". See more »
[Last line of the movie]
You know, the moment I clapped eyes on her, I said to myself: "What an old darling!"
Matron Alice Fanbraid:
[Remembering his actual first response to Miss Marple's first appearance, raises her eyebrows archly]
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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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