Alice Pengelley visits Poirot in London, telling him she thinks she is being poisoned by her husband. When Poirot arrives in Cornwall the next day to investigate Mrs. Pengelley's charges, he is too late, and finds her dead.
Poirot and Captain Hastings travel to Cornwall at the request of Mrs. Pengelly but arrive to find that the woman is dead. She had told Poirot the previous day that she feared her dentist husband, Edward Pengelly, had been having an affair with his pretty receptionist and that further, he was trying to poison her. Apart from her husband, she has a niece and her fiancé, but no other relatives in the village. When Inspector Japp arrests the husband for murder, the Belgian detective is convinced that the wrong person is in the dock.Written by
The village used is not Cornish at all. It is Dunster, which is in Somerset. In the final few scenes, Inspector Japp is stood under the eaves of the Dunster Yarn Market, and Dunster Castle is clearly visible in the background. See more »
The train going to and from Polgarwith station is formed of British Rail Mark 1 carriages, which were first introduced in 1951, but the story is set in the 1930s. See more »
Are you feeling better, Hastings?
Yes. Yes, I am, as a matter of fact. Takes the pressure off the pancreas, you see.
Hein, the pancreas is nothing. Of the digestive organs, the liver is the key. Look after the liver and life will take care of itself.
Your tisane, Monsieur Poirot
Thank you, Miss Lemon. This is what you need, Hastings.
No fear; I've tasted it.
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Poirot visits the country to solve a poisoning crime
Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) travels to rural England to solve this TV series mystery. Faithful sidekick, Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser) goes along, and they soon find Scotland Yard present after a murder. Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) thinks he has an open and shut case. If one were to believe the rumors and gossip that would be true. But, naturally, Poirot doesn't go along.
His keen eye gets to the bottom of the murder by poisoning. And, the clever Poirot has to use a scheme up his sleeve to expose the real murderer. After all, he has no proof.
This is a wonderful addition to a collection of one of the best mystery series ever made for TV. Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot series, with David Suchet and company, is without a doubt the most entertaining of all the mystery series.
The humor that starts this film has Hastings sitting on the floor and doing deep breathing exercises. Poirot is looking out the window at the rain, and shows some irritation on his face. He turns and walks over to Hastings. Poirot, "Are you feeling better, Hastings? Hastings, "Yes...Yes... Takes the pressure off the pancreas, you see." Poirot, "Ah, the pancreas is nothing. Of the digestive organs, the liver is the key. Look after the liver and life will take care of itself."
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