Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.
While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.
Robert Michael Lewis
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
Terence Edmond's appearance as Sergeant Bacon partly capitalized on his then-recent rôle in Z Cars (1962), where his Policeman character Police Constable Sweet had been shockingly killed off. See more »
The brisk Dr Crump says that the police are "just across the road" from the Trust's meeting. Although this seems incorrect as the County Constabulary HQ is sited next door to Milchester House where the meeting took place, there is actually a road between the two buildings. It is, however, more likely to be described as a lane than a road. See more »
[Unhappily noticing Miss Marple's dated naval attire as she boards his ship for the first time]
Look at it. Will you look at it! Reefer jacket, brass buttons, tricorn hat. Who does she think she is, Neptune's mother?
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Seems old Follie Hardwick gets snuffed out after a visit to the HMS Battledorn, a old wreck used to rehibilitate wayward boys. That leaves another old wreck, Jane Marple to personally investigate the shennanigans aboard ship, and so she does much to the shagrin of all aboard including the eventual murder. This is great fun and Dame Rutherford is at her peak. I think its the best of the four Christie films in this series, altho they are all great.
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