The photograph Agatha looks at in the end is of the real Agatha Christie and her second husband, Max Mallowan, at Tell Halaf, Syria, in the 1930's, suggesting that this scene takes place years after the events of the movie. Another clue: Agatha is shown re-titling her latest manuscript from "The Truth of Murder" to "Death on the N-". Death on the Nile was first published in 1937. See more »
In December 1926, Agatha Christie went missing for eleven days. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance have never been revealed. This film imagines what might have happened...
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Disclaimer in end credits: "This film has not been endorsed, licensed or authorised by the estate of Agatha Christie or by Agatha Christie Limited." See more »
In 1926 Agatha Christie disappeared in real life for eleven days. She appeared in a north Yorkshire hotel with no knowledge of what happened to her. She was under pressure at the time as her marriage was falling apart.
This television film speculates that Christie pretended to be a lawyer called Mary Westmacott who assembled some suspects for the death of Florence Nightingale Shore six years earlier. She was a nurse like her famous grandmother and found bludgeoned in a train compartment.
Christie is persuaded by Florence's lover, Mabel Rogers also a nurse to investigate the death.
The film is really Agatha Christie, crime investigator as she goes about questioning the suspects. When a suspect dies Inspector Dicks appears on the scene. He has a very direct and frank approach which Christie finds initially off putting.
It is an enjoyable mystery, rather low budget and nothing to do with any realistic cause of Christie's disappearance which has been explored in other movies. There are even some discussions about Agatha Christie's writings such as the obvious suspect but I felt it should had been done in a more playful manner.
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