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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.

Director:

Charles Beeson

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), Alma Cullen
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Cast

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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Mystery

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

A few lines of dialogue use expressions from the 90s, and wouldn't have been known in the 60s. Most prominent example is Corrigan's saying "Enjoy!" See more »

Connections

Version of Marple: The Pale Horse (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Needles and Pins
Written by Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono
Performed by The Searchers
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Should have stuck to the book
23 February 2010 | by daphne4242See all my reviews

This would have been better without some completely pointless changes brought in to the plot. At the start there is a completely implausible attempt to suggest that Mark is suspected of being the killer. Nothing in the show suggests the police would suspect him in this way and the plot line dies quietly, having wasted a fair amount of time. Most of the performances are adequate at worst but the dialogue is often poor. One of the things which made the book successful was the way it at least played with the idea of the supernatural. No one could be fooled by the witches here. Agatha Christie was usually luckier than this in her adaptors for the screen.


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