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Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989)

While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.

Director:

Christopher Petit

Writer:

T.R. Bowen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Hickson ... Miss Marple
Donald Pleasence ... Jason Rafiel
Adrian Lukis Adrian Lukis ... Tim Kendal
Sophie Ward ... Molly Kendal
T.P. McKenna ... Dr. Grahame
Michael Feast ... Edward Hillingdon
Sheila Ruskin Sheila Ruskin ... Evelyn Hillingdon
Frank Middlemass ... Major Palgrave
Robert Swann Robert Swann ... Greg Dyson (as Robert Swan)
Sue Lloyd ... Lucky Dyson
Barbara Barnes Barbara Barnes ... Esther Walters
Stephen Bent Stephen Bent ... Jackson
Joseph Mydell ... Inspector Weston
Valerie Buchanan Valerie Buchanan ... Victoria
Isabelle Lucas Isabelle Lucas ... Aunty Johnson
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Storyline

Feeling poorly, Miss Marple's nephew sends her to Barbados for a bit of a holiday. She finds the holiday a bit of a bore and nowhere near as interesting as life in St. Mary Mead. Things get a bit more interesting when one of the guests, the elderly Major Palgrave, is found dead. The death is put down to natural causes until one of the maids finds medication belonging to another guest in the late major's room. When the maid is also found dead it is clear that the Major's oft-repeated tale of knowing a murderer - he was in the colonial police after leaving the army - convinces Miss Marple that the murderer is someone at the hotel. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery See more »

Filming Locations:

Barbados

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Trevor Bowen replaced David McAllister. See more »

Goofs

Major Palgrave and Inspector Weston both refer to the Major as having been a member of the St Kitts (or St Christopher) and Nevis Police around 1948-51. St Litts Nevis & Anguilla never had there own force until 1960, before then they were part of the Leeward Islands Police Force, See more »

Quotes

Jason Rafiel: I had to think about this quite a bit before mentioning it to you.
Inspector Weston: And why is that, Mr. Rafael?
Jason Rafiel: It wasn't my idea, and the person who had it - the idea, I mean - is a little old lady who knits and wears lace. She also has a mind like a bacon slicer.
Inspector Weston: Why didn't she come to me herself?
Jason Rafiel: She didn't think you'd take her seriously.
Inspector Weston: I might have done.
Jason Rafiel: I doubt it. It's a very good disguise. She even had me fooled for a minute.
[He laughs]
Inspector Weston: Better have her name for the record.
Jason Rafiel: Miss Marple.
[...]
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Connections

Follows Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987) See more »

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Excellent
2 August 2017 | by pwmeSee all my reviews

This was such a good movie. So very beautifully filmed and shot. Joan Hickson is brilliant as Miss Marple so much so that when I read the books now, which I've read many times before, it's Miss Hickson in my mind as I am reading. She is amazing.

This was such an engrossing movie that I watched it without any boredom and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It doesn't rush the story line or add foolish characters or little pathetic jokes as the remake does.

Definitely worth seeing and adding to your collection.


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