After Miss Jane 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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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 <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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New mischief amidst the mizzen-masts!

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Charles 'Bud' Tingwell's character is wrongly credited as "Det. Insp. Craddock" - as the dialogue makes clear, he has been promoted to Chief Inspector following the events of Murder Most Foul. See more »

Quotes

Captain Rhumstone: [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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Connections

Follows Murder She Said (1961) 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder Ahoy See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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