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.
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 (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.
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
When Simon is recuperating in Dr. Bessner's cabin, Louise Bourget enters and Poirot questions her partly in French and partly in English. At one point Poirot says something that alarms Louise and she responds in French with "Ah non!" to which Poirot responds with the contradiction "Ah oui!" No native French speaker would say that. He would say "Ah si!" because in French "yes" in a contradiction is always expressed with "si" instead of "oui." Ustinov was an excellent speaker of several languages, including French, so it's surprising that he did not correct the script writer on that subject. See more »
[Interrupting Poirot and Race]
Do forgive me for butting in, but I have a bet with my daughter here, that you're Hercules Porridge, the famous French sleuth.
Not quite. I am Hercule Poirot, the famous Belgian sleuth.
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**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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