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Why Didn't They Ask Evans? ()


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The cryptic final words of a dying man lead Miss Marple and two young adventurers to a dysfunctional family harboring dark secrets.

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Miss Marple
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Bobby Attfield
David Buchanan ...
John Carstairs
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Florrie
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Marjorie Attfield
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Frankie Derwent
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Sylvia Savage
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Wilson
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Tom Savage
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Alec Nicholson
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Dorothy Savage
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Roger Bassington
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Moira Nicholson
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Commander Peters
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Claude Evans
Basher Savage ...
Young George Savage
Sarah Ridgeway ...
Young Sylvia
Rupert Savage ...
Young Jack Savage
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Aaron King ...
Butler (uncredited)
Chris Mansfield ...
Wilson the Butler - Younger (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nicholas Renton

Written by

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Agatha Christie ... (based on the novel by)
 
Patrick Barlow ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Michele Buck ... executive producer
Phil Clymer ... executive producer: for Chorion
Rebecca Eaton ... executive producer: WGBH
Matthew Hamilton ... line producer
Gabriel Silver ... co-producer
Karen Thrussell ... producer
Damien Timmer ... executive producer

Music by

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Dominik Scherrer

Cinematography by

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Gavin Finney ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Kevin Lester

Editorial Department

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Simon Giblin ... on-line editor
Kevin Horsewood ... telecine colourist
Amar Ingreji ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Susie Parriss

Production Design by

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Jeff Tessler

Art Direction by

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Miranda Cull

Costume Design by

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Andrea Galer

Makeup Department

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Alison Elliott ... makeup designer
Julie Kendrick ... makeup artist
Natalie Reid ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Kate Stannard ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sean Clayton ... second assistant director
Paul Judges ... first assistant director
Alex Kaye-Besley ... third assistant director
Nick Hopkins ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Tim Bonstow ... props buyer
Fred Foster ... stand-by construction
Paul Gilpin ... supervising art director
Jim Grindley ... prop master
Andrew Lavin ... stand-by art director
Richard MacMillan ... props / stand-by props (as Richard Macmillian)
Robert Muskett ... stand-by construction (as Bob Muskett)
Mike Rawlings ... dressing props
Neil Smith ... stand-by props
Mike Syson ... dressing props
Gus Wookey ... construction manager
Naomi Moore ... assistant production buyer (uncredited)
Craig Price ... prop storeman (uncredited)

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John Downer ... supervising sound editor
Sarah Morton ... dialogue editor
Ashley Reynolds ... boom operator
Andrew Sissons ... sound recordist
Nigel Squibbs ... dubbing mixer
Naomi Dandridge ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Tom Deane ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Simon Epstein ... foley editor (uncredited) / foley mixer (uncredited)
Nigel Squibbs ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Graham Longhurst ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Chris Mortimer ... visual effects supervisor
Earle Stuart Callender ... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Metin Gungor ... senior matte painter (uncredited)
Iain Read ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Simon Rowe ... visual effects (uncredited)
Yolanda Rubio ... visual effects artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tom Lucy ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Richard Brierley ... focus puller
Paul Donachie ... camera operator
Ben Gibb ... clapper loader
Woody Gregson ... clapper loader
Jimmy Harris ... best boy
Paul Hatchman ... grip
David Hedges ... focus puller
Santosh Shreeram ... assistant camera (as Santosh Kapse)
Gavin Walters ... lighting gaffer
Paul Donachie ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Simon Muir ... assistant grip (uncredited)
Adam Walker ... electrician (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Miranda King ... costume supervisor
Gini Lewis ... costume assistant
Nadine Powell ... assistant costume designer
Diana Wyand ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Robin Pim ... location manager
Mark Walledge ... assistant location manager
Kelly Mauchlen ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Richard Hammarton ... composer: additional music

Transportation Department

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David Grose ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Julie Burnell ... production executive
Natalie Cheary ... publicist
Sue Hills ... script supervisor
Thomas Hirst ... production secretary
Faiza Hosenie ... production coordinator
Peter Mares ... publicist
Ben Newman ... script editor
Caroline Sanders ... production accountant
Joanna Sanders ... assistant production accountant
Patrick Smith ... publicist
Tracey Waller ... title design
Julie Burnham ... unit nurse (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

While visiting her friend Marjorie Attfield, Miss Marple learns that her son Bobby had recently found a body, identified as a Mr. Pritchard, on the cliff side. He's received a letter asking him to appear at the enquiry but it seems to be a wild goose chase meant to keep him away from the real enquiry taking place elsewhere. Now accompanied by a friend, Frankie Derwent, they trace the dead man to nearby Castle Savage, home to a dysfunctional family with great deal of money. The family patriarch, Jack Savage, had died not long ago and the dead man had some connection to the Savages. But what is the key to solving the mystery of Pritchard's last words to Bobby as he lay dying: "Why didn't they ask Evans?". Written by garykmcd

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Also Known As
  • Miss Marple - Pourquoi pas Evans? (France)
  • Panna Marple: Dlaczego nie Evans? (Poland)
  • Miss Marple történetei - Miért nem szóltak Evansnek? (Hungary)
  • Neiti Marple: Askel tyhjyyteen (Finland)
  • Agatha Christie: Marple - Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (Australia)
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  • 93 min
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Trivia The original 1934 novel has Bobby and Frankie as chief investigators and does not feature Miss Marple at all. See more »
Movie Connections References What's My Line (1951). See more »
Soundtracks Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 See more »
Quotes Florrie: That's all you can ask, isn't it? Someone who treats you right. Like there's diamonds on your soul.
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