Poirot and Hastings are in Deauville, and Poirot is approached by business-man Paul Renaud concerning threats by Chileans. The next morning the maid finds Madame Renaud bound and gagged and her husband's corpse is later found on a nearby golf course. Giraud, a pompous French police officer, dismissive of Poirot's reputation, lays a wager with him. The detective who fails to catch the killer must make a sacrifice. Giraud will relinquish his trade mark pipe. Poirot must shave off his moustache.Written by
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In the first time that Poirot, Hastings and Giraud visit Daubreuil's house, when they are leaving, the boom is seen reflected near the car's headlight. See more »
A lot of golfers are very gastronomic, you know, Poirot. Nothing like eighteen holes to build up an appetite. You really ought to try it, you know; you might find you actually enjoy it.
To hit a little ball into the little hole, in the middle of a large open field - I think it is not to the taste of Poirot.
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This was a very entertaining adaptation with super French atmosphere, complete with antique racing bikes and many other period details. It's great to see such trouble taken. But how strange that there should be a glaring anachronism. The story starts with a voice-over newsreel in what we later find out was 1926! Sound newsreels were certainly not current at that date.
The story is complex and the plot a bit preposterous, but it's great fun. Hastings gets more to do that usual with a real romance.
More Poirots with Suchet seem to be in the pipeline, which is good news.
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