Agatha Christie's Thirteen at Dinner

Agatha Christie's Thirteen at Dinner

Lou Antonio (1985)

90min
U Certificate
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Peter Ustinov plays Hercule Poirot in this second screen version of Agatha Christie's Lord Edgware Dies. The Belgian detective is troubled by the murder of a peer and becomes convinced that, in spite of the evidence of the guests at a dinner party, the peer's wife may have committed the crime. As the police turn their attention to her, a second killing occurs to prevent Poirot discovering some vital information. It's glossy, efficient entertainment, with a highly contrived dénouement, but Ustinov is fine and Faye Dunaway holds back nothing as the prime suspect.

Summary

Hercule Poirot applies his sleuthing skills to the murder of a British peer, certain that the dead man's wife is innocent of the crime in spite of her staff's accusations against her. Adaptation of the mystery novel, starring Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, Diane Keen, Bill Nighy, Jonathan Cecil and later TV Poirot David Suchet.

Cast & Crew

Hercule Poirot Peter Ustinov
Jane Wilkinson / Carlotta Adams Faye Dunaway
Inspector Japp David Suchet
Arthur Hastings Jonathan Cecil
Ronald Marsh Bill Nighy
Jenny Driver Diane Keen
Film director John Stride
Donald Ross Benedict Taylor
Bryan Martin Lee Horsley
Sir Montague Corner Allan Cuthbertson
Director Lou Antonio
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Language: English Colour Available on: Available on video

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