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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:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Morris dancers who appear early in the episode are the Winchester Morris Men dancing "Balance the Straw" from the village of Bledington. See more »

Goofs

During the tennis match between Marina Gregg and Dr Gilchrist, at love-40 Dr Gilchrist serves to Marina from the right hand court. However, at love-40, the server must always serve from the left hand court. 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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Connections

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

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Very British production
4 December 2004 | by creusekitchenSee all my reviews

I think on seeing the 1981 Hollywood version and the 1992 version I do feel that being 'British myself that it is much better to keep to the authors way of telling the story as this is Agatha Christies way and that is why she is so popular. As for Joan Hickson playing the part of miss Marple I feel she is perfect and that Agatha Christie was right in her choice and of course she must be right. As to the plots they are meant to be intriguing and complicated not to be made easy to work out .


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