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.
Hercule Poirot 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.
Although the evidence appears to be overwhelming in the strangulation murder of a blackmailer, Miss Marple's sole 'not guilty' vote hangs the jury 11-1. She becomes convinced that the real murderer is a member of a local theatrical troupe, so she joins them in order to gather information. The clues lead back many years to a single disastrously unsuccessful 1951 performance of a dreadful play written by the group's hammy director, H. Driffold Cosgood. Although at that time, several of the current cast members were only children, more murders follow before Miss Marple ultimately exposes the killer.Written by
While inspecting the contents of the victim's suitcase, Miss Marple finds flyers for a theatrical production of Agatha Christie's "Murder She Said": this is the title of the first movie in which Rutherford appeared as Miss Marple and is an in-joke as - despite Jim Stringer's claim that it's "an excellent play" - Christie wrote no such work. Some foreign-language prints give the play's title as "4.50 From Paddington", though this was similarly was never adapted for the stage. See more »
The courtroom's main doors are decorated with the coat-of-arms of the King of Norway. See more »
Jane's on jury duty and is the only one to find NOT GUILTY to a murder charge so she is off to find the real killer. She auditions to join the cast of a traveling players group in a get-up with a huge hydrangea blossom plunked in her bosom and recites "The killing of Dan McGrew". It's wonderful. The rest of the film is entertaining and the finale typically ironic and comical. These films are great, easy to watch and very light hearted.
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