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Death on the Nile (1978)

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As Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

Director:

John Guillermin

Writer:

Anthony Shaffer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Ustinov ... Hercule Poirot
Jane Birkin ... Louise Bourget
Lois Chiles ... Linnet Ridgeway
Bette Davis ... Mrs. Van Schuyler
Mia Farrow ... Jacqueline De Bellefort
Jon Finch ... Mr. Ferguson
Olivia Hussey ... Rosalie Otterbourne
I.S. Johar ... Manager of the Karnak
George Kennedy ... Andrew Pennington
Angela Lansbury ... Mrs. Salome Otterbourne
Simon MacCorkindale ... Simon Doyle
David Niven ... Colonel Race
Maggie Smith ... Miss Bowers
Jack Warden ... Dr. Bessner
Harry Andrews ... Barnstaple
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Storyline

Based on the Dame Agatha Christie novel, our favorite Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov), 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 grantss

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Taglines:

The only thing that could follow "Murder" is "Death" See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Arabic | German

Release Date:

29 September 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muerte en el Nilo See more »

Filming Locations:

UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,920,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,560,084, 31 December 1978
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The poem from which Jacqueline (Mia Farrow) is reciting lines in the saloon is "The Sons of the Suburbs" by Rudyard Kipling. See more »

Goofs

In the dining room, the night Poirot is served eel instead of mushrooms, a group of Egyptian musicians is playing instruments like the suz and rebec. On the soundtrack is a palm court orchestra. See more »

Quotes

Miss Bowers: It's more than likely, it has been my experience that men are least attracted to women who treat them well.
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Connections

Referenced in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: Fingers (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Jalousie
(uncredited)
Music by Jacob Gade
Played during the tango scene
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Very exciting and very, very entertaining.
13 April 2000 | by revival05See all my reviews

**Please excuse me for some possible spelling mistakes**

I don't know much about Agatha Christie (more than she's a famous writer) but I can say one thing. ''Death on the Nile'' is really great! I love this kind of ''Cluedo-movies'' where there is a suspense over the scene and everybody is a suspect. Sure, there are many more that will go to ''Scream'' for this kind of thing, at least teenagers, but I can say with a very clean concious that this is a really good movie with class.

**** (of 5)


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