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Sparkling Cyanide ()


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Rosemary Barton, the beautiful wife of a top attorney, dies during their anniversary party at an exclusive restaurant. Later a suicide note is found along with traces of cyanide in her... See more »

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Tony Browne
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Iris Murdoch
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Ruth Lessing
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Lucilla Drake
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George Barton
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Stephan Farraday
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Rosemary Barton
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Sandra Farraday
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Eric Kidderminster
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Captain Kemp
Anne Rogers ...
Viola Kidderminster
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Victor Drake
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Christine Shannon
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Medical Examiner (as Ismael Carlo)
Linda Hoy ...
Boat Manager
Abby Haman ...
Cabaret Singer
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Bus Boy (as Juan Fernandez)
Eric Sinclair ...
Charles
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Farrell Mayer ...
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Directed by

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Robert Michael Lewis ... (as Robert Lewis)

Written by

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Agatha Christie ... (novel)
 
Robert Malcolm Young ... (teleplay) and
Sue Grafton ... (teleplay) &
Steve Humphrey ... (teleplay) (as Steven Humphrey)

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Stan Margulies ... producer

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James Di Pasquale

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Ted Voigtlander ... director of photography (as Ted Voigtländer)

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David Saxon

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Mark S. Westmore ... associate film editor (as Mark Westmore)

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Phyllis Huffman

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Robert MacKichan

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Jerry Adams

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Sharleen Rassi ... hairstylist
Fred Williams ... makeup artist (as Fred L. Williams)

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Dean O'Brien ... unit production manager

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Michele Ader ... first assistant director
John Eyler ... second assistant director (as John J. Eyler)

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Arthur A. Hanson ... assistant property master
Sam Loreno Sr. ... property master (as Sam Loreno)

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Josef von Stroheim ... sound effects editor (as Joe Von Stroheim)
Richard Wagner ... production sound

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Phyllis Huffman ... casting

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Tom Dawson ... costumes: men
Donna Roberts ... costumes: women

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Jay Alfred Smith ... music editor

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Anne Warner ... script supervisor
Janette M. Webb ... producer's assistant

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Plot Summary

A socialite while having dinner with her husband, her sister, her aunt, a friend of her sister and her husband, her husband's assistant and an English reporter, dies. It is later learned that she died from ingesting cyanide, Initially it is believed she may have given it to herself because she's having emotional problems. But her husband gets a note saying she was murdered so he tries to prove it and part of his plan to bring out the people who were there when his wife died. He gives a toast then everybody gets up to dance or do something. When they return, he takes a drink of champagne and drops dead. So they wonder how the cyanide got into his glass. Her sister who has taken a liking to the reporter learns he is actually an investigator. And he works with the police to find the killer. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Also Known As
  • Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide (United Kingdom)
  • Meurtre au champagne (France)
  • Cianuro espumoso (Spain)
  • Zwei Leichen beim Souper (East Germany)
  • Сверкающий цианид (Russia)
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  • 100 min
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