Agatha Christie's Murder Is Easy

Agatha Christie's Murder Is Easy

Claude Whatham (1982)

PG Certificate


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Bill Bixby (who is probably best known as the star of TV's The Incredible Hulk) seems out of place here as an American computer expert who finds himself caught up in murderous events beyond his ken during a holiday in Britain. Following an encounter on a train with Helen Hayes's little old lady, Bixby travels to rural England to investigate a series of suspicious deaths in a village whose inhabitants include Lesley-Anne Down and Olivia de Havilland. There are no hidden depths in this clunky, updated version of Agatha Christie's mystery Easy to Kill, but if you can overlook the flaws it'll make for easy, undemanding entertainment.


An American amateur sleuth on holiday in England strikes up a conversation with an eccentric woman who is on her way to Scotland Yard with evidence of three murders. When the lady is herself killed, the visitor heads to a village to carry out his own investigation - but finds himself marked out as one of the suspects. Drama, with Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down, Olivia de Havilland, Freddie Jones, Helen Hayes and Jonathan Pryce.

Cast & Crew

Luke Williams Bill Bixby
Bridget Conway Lesley-Anne Down
Honoria Waynflete Olivia de Havilland
Lavinia Fullerton Helen Hayes
Major Horton Patrick Allen
Dr Thomas Shane Briant
Constable Reed Freddie Jones
Jimmy Lorrimer Leigh Lawson
Mr Ellsworthy Jonathan Pryce
Vicar Ivan Roberts
Rivers Trevor T Smith
Abbot Anthony Valentine
Easterfield Timothy West
Director Claude Whatham
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Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video