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.
Based on the Agatha Christie novel, our favourite Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is on a cruise up the Nile. He is surrounded by an interesting assortment of characters, including a wealthy heiress and her husband, on their honeymoon. It appears that everyone hates the heiress...Written by
Visitors were barred from the set by Director John Guillermin, so as to preserve the secrecy of the plot. See more »
When Jackie steals Dr Bessner's scalpel, she leaves the case and the drawer open. She ten rushes out. With Simon immobile, nobody would cover her tracks and Dr Bessner would have immediately discovered the scalpel to be missing upon his return to his cabin. See more »
Mrs. Van Schuyler:
Shut up, Bowers. Just because you've got a grudge against her, or rather her father, no need to be uncivil.
*Grudge*? Melhuish Ridgeway ruined my family!
Mrs. Van Schuyler:
Well, you should be grateful. If he hadn't, you would have missed out on the pleasure of working for me.
I could kill her on that score alone!
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I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Played during the scene where Linnet and Simon are dancing and the other main characters are shown for the first time See more »
A wonderful cast of superb actors playing a wonderful cast of outrageous characters. Exotic locale. Lots of laughs. Great lines. ("If there are two things I hate it's heat and heathens.) Ustinov gives a somewhat harder spin to Christie's Poirot than Suchet but he's just as wonderful. Angela Lansbury should have had the Oscar for best supporting actress that year for her tipsy, dipsy authoress. Maggie Smith is her usual incredible self. The great and always fascinating Bette Davis. And the wonderfully synchophantic "manager" of the steamer. All this with exotic locations, superb camera work and well paced suspense. Not too often I vote a ten. On this one I did. Bravo!
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