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Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992)

At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.

Director:

Norman Stone

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), T.R. Bowen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Hickson ... Miss Jane Marple
Claire Bloom ... Marina Gregg
Barry Newman ... Jason Rudd
Norman Rodway ... Dr. Gilchrist
Elizabeth Garvie ... Ella Zeilinsky
John Cassady ... Giuseppe Murano
David Horovitch ... Superintendent Slack
John Castle ... Detective Inspector Craddock
Ian Brimble ... Sergeant Lake
Gwen Watford ... Mrs. Dolly Bantry
Judy Cornwell ... Heather Badcock
Christopher Hancock ... Arthur Badcock
Margaret Courtenay ... Miss Knight
Anna Niland ... Cherry Baker
Rose Keegan ... Gladys Dixon
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Storyline

A town busybody is poisoned at a busy reception in the home of famous film star Marina Gregg. The poisoned drink seemed intended for Marina, but Miss Marple is not so sure. She sets out to discover the true identity of the killer before he or she can strike again... Written by <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Houdini poster in Superintendent Slack's office is a reminder of Slack's enthusiasm for amateur magic in Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (1991). See more »

Goofs

D.I. Craddock says Marple is his aunt but they weren't related in "A Murder Is Announced". See more »

Quotes

Miss Jane Marple: [to Dr. Petrie on the phone] Well, it seems to me you're turning into a regular old fussbudget!
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Not the best of the series but a nice one still
4 April 2005 | by johnbolSee all my reviews

It may not be the best of the bunch but it's still a good TV movie. A nice touch is the fact that we see several faces that we saw in Murder At The Vicarage an earlier movie of this series. There is Dolly Bantrey ( now a widow), there is the vicar ( he was not the vicar in Murder at the vicarage but seems to have made a promotion) and some more characters. This one is surely better than the movie with Liz Taylor and Angela Lansbury. This was the last one of the series and it's a shame they did not continue it with movies of some of the Miss Marple short stories. Hickson was - up till now - the best Miss Marple. Let's hope they 'll find another person just as good and still use the short stories!


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