Miss Marple is requested to help her old friend Carrie-Louise, the loving wife of benign philanthropist Lewis Serrocold. Carrie-Louise is slowly poisoned by an unknown hand,and her husband and her sister Ruth want absolutely to save her from this dark menace.Written by
When Jane arrives at the train station, the next train is announced as the 4:50 from Paddington. Both another famous Jane Marple mystery and the birth place of Joan Collins who has a minor role. See more »
The charred accounts letter has the year 1953, however in the intro, a morris minor convertible has a registration plate with year suffix letter E - which was 1 January 1967 - 31 July 1967. See more »
It's not one of my favourite Christie novels, but this production manages to bring it to life, it's well paced, brilliantly acted and manages not to go over the top. It manages to be witty in parts. A few minor changes only, so it does feel very faithful to the book. I like how Wally was switched to being a prime suspect, it's very logical.
Some of the American accents are hit and miss, naturally Joan Collin's is fantastic, but Penelope Wilton's is dire.
I truly love Emma Griffiths, what a gorgeous girl, she makes the role of Geena so much fun. What can be said for Elliot Cowan though, he is something special, he's an enormous screen presence. Naturally Joan Collins adds something special, whilst I've never thought her a particularly brilliant actress she is definitely iconic.
I've spoken previously how much I liked Julia Mckenzie in the role, and she never disappoints, another top notch performance from her.
It's hard to find any fault with it in truth, it's very slick, and the ending is definitely satisfying. 8/10
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