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The Pale Horse (1997)

When Mark Easterbrook finds himself in the frame for the murder of a priest, there seems no way to prove his innocence other than solving the mystery himself.

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Charles Beeson

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), Alma Cullen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Buchanan Colin Buchanan ... Mark Easterbrook
Jayne Ashbourne ... Kate Mercer
Hermione Norris ... Hermia Redcliffe
Leslie Phillips ... Lincoln Bradley
Michael Byrne ... Venables
Jean Marsh ... Thyrza Grey
Ruth Madoc Ruth Madoc ... Sybil Stamfordis
Andy Serkis ... Sergeant Corrigan
Trevor Byfield Trevor Byfield ... Inspector Lejeune
Tim Potter ... Dr. Osbourne
Louise Jameson ... Florence Tuckerton
Catherine Holman Catherine Holman ... Poppy Tuckerton
Richard O'Callaghan ... Donald
Anna Livia Ryan Anna Livia Ryan ... Tilly Tuckerton
Maggie Shevlin Maggie Shevlin ... Bella
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When Mark Easterbrook is accused of murdering a priest, he sets out to prove his innocence. In the process, he discovers a series of deaths, seemingly from natural causes, that may also be involved. Written by Samuel Stoddard <ss1@cisunix.unh.edu>

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Release Date:

13 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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Agatha Christie's 'The Pale Horse' See more »

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References Lolita (1962) See more »

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Performed by The Kinks
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The Pale Plot
10 July 2004 | by LechuguillaSee all my reviews

Agatha Christie's "The Pale Horse" is not one of my favorite Christie books. There is no Poirot or Miss Marple to liven things up, and the witchcraft motif seems contrived.

The film of the same name is a 1997 British TV production, loosely based on Christie's novel. I wasn't expecting much from this film, and not much was what I got. The film's confusing plot meanders around, seemingly without direction. There are too few suspects. And the ending is a letdown, and potentially unclear for anyone not familiar with the book.

On the other hand, the acting is OK, though a bit hammy at times. And the film has good production design.

Overall, this film is not terribly bad. But it's not particularly good either. There are other Agatha Christie movies out there that are so much better. If these films were in competition with each other, most of them would leave "The Pale Horse" at the starting gate.


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