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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

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 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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Stereo

Color:

Color
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References Lolita (1962) See more »

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Apache
Written by Jerry Lorden
Performed by The Shadows
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Mediocre at best

We rented this expecting to have a cozy evening at home. I came away very disappointed. Most Agatha Christie adaptations are very good, and I was not familiar with this particular story. The first 15 minutes promise an entertaining experience, but then it more or less runs off the tracks.

The writing is pretty poor and should have provided additional exposition. Watching this was like reading a novel and skipping the even numbered chapters. I had only a faint clue as what was going on and could not figure out why the characters were doing or why they were doing it, mostly the latter.

In the future, I will stick to the Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple stories. With them, you know what you are getting and won't be disappointed.


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