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Miss Marple: The Moving Finger 

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Mini-Series (1985)
The normally friendly village of Lymston is plagued by vile anonymous letters. When a mother of three takes her own life, following such a letter, Ms. Marple is not at all convinced things are as they seem.
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Complete series cast summary:
Joan Hickson ...  Miss Marple 2 episodes, 1985
Michael Culver ...  Edward Symmington 2 episodes, 1985
Elizabeth Counsell ...  Angela Symmington 2 episodes, 1985
Deborah Appleby Deborah Appleby ...  Megan Hunter 2 episodes, 1985
Lucy Gleeson Lucy Gleeson ...  Robert Symmington 2 episodes, 1985
Stuart Mansfield Stuart Mansfield ...  James Symmington 2 episodes, 1985
Andrew Bicknell ...  Gerry Burton 2 episodes, 1985
Sabina Franklyn ...  Joanna Burton 2 episodes, 1985
Richard Pearson ...  Mr. Pye 2 episodes, 1985
Hilary Mason ...  Emily Barton 2 episodes, 1985
Dilys Hamlett ...  Maud Calthrop 2 episodes, 1985
John Arnatt ...  Rev. Guy Calthrop 2 episodes, 1985
Sandra Payne Sandra Payne ...  Eryl Griffith 2 episodes, 1985
Martin Fisk Martin Fisk ...  Owen Griffith 2 episodes, 1985
Penelope Lee Penelope Lee ...  Partridge 2 episodes, 1985
Juliet Waley Juliet Waley ...  Beatrice 2 episodes, 1985
Imogen Bickford-Smith Imogen Bickford-Smith ...  Elsie Holland 2 episodes, 1985
Gerald Sim ...  Coroner 2 episodes, 1985
Geoffrey Davion Geoffrey Davion ...  Police Superintendent Nash 2 episodes, 1985
Ninka Scott Ninka Scott ...  Miss Ginch 2 episodes, 1985
Patsy Smart ...  Mrs. Cleat 2 episodes, 1985
Gordon Rollings ...  Mr. Cleat 2 episodes, 1985
Michael Waterman Michael Waterman ...  George Ellis 2 episodes, 1985
Roger Ostime Roger Ostime ...  Detective Inspector Crawford 2 episodes, 1985
Victor Maddern ...  P.C. Johnson 2 episodes, 1985
Catherine Owen Catherine Owen ...  Rose 2 episodes, 1985
Carol Gleeson Carol Gleeson ...  Contralto 2 episodes, 1985
John Keenan John Keenan ...  Pianist 2 episodes, 1985
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Her old friend Maude Calthrop, wife of the village vicar, summons Miss Marple when several of the local residents receive a poison pen letter. All of the recipients thus far are men and all are accused of some act of moral turpitude. When the local solicitor's wife, Angela Symington, is found dead with a poison pen letter at her side, the coroner rules that she took her own life. Not surprisingly, Jane Marple disagrees and is convinced it was murder. When a second villager is killed, it appears Miss Marple is correct. She also deduces the real purpose of the letters. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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This movie, based on a novel by Agatha Christie, was directed by Roy Boulting. His brother Peter Cotes (born Sydney Boulting) directed the original production of Christie's famous play "The Mousetrap" in 1952. See more »

Goofs

Somebody finds a book used for cutting out letters to make threatening notes. However, the print in this book is much smaller than the letters used in the notes. See more »

Quotes

Miss Jane Marple: Oh, forgive me, Superintendent, but I hope you don't wa... how should I put it?... find me irratating.
Superintendent Nash: [In a condescendingly emphatic tone] Dismiss the thought, Miss Marple!
Miss Jane Marple: Oh, good. I'm so glad. Thank you... yes.
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4 August 2017 | by pwmeSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this one a lot. I've seen it many times prior to buying it. It was sweetly romantic and the suave, deceptive nature of the actual murderer was chilling.

It was so true to village life, observant and nosy neighbors (we all have people like that in our lives) and so many other things well represented.

Worth buying.


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Release Date:

21 February 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Marple: The Moving Finger See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoxne, Suffolk, England, UK See more »

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Mono

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Black and White (still photographs: of Gerry Burton's and Megan Hunter's trip to London)| Color

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1.33 : 1
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