Murder Ahoy

Murder Ahoy

George Pollock (1964)

88min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This final entry in Margaret Rutherford's Miss Marple casebook is the only one not based on an Agatha Christie story. While David Pursall and Jack Seddon's original screenplay has all the basic characteristics of a Christie whodunnit, there are too many offbeat characters, a glut of inconsequential chat and more comedy (mostly for the benefit of an overcooked Lionel Jeffries) than you'd find in the great Dame's marvellous mysteries. Having said that, it's neatly staged and the solution is neither blatantly obvious nor buried under a mass of barely perceptible clues.

Summary

Miss Marple investigates foul play on a Navy cadet training ship set up to put criminals on the straight and narrow. The victim is one of the vessel's trustees, supposedly dead from natural causes, but the amateur sleuth thinks otherwise, and discovers a sinister scheme. Mystery, starring Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries, Joan Benham and Nicholas Parsons.

Cast & Crew

Miss Marple Margaret Rutherford
Capt de Courcy Rhumstone Lionel Jeffries
Dr Crump Nicholas Parsons
Matron Alice Fanbraid Joan Benham
Det Insp Craddock Charles Tingwell
Cdr Breeze-Connington William Mervyn
Mr Stringer Stringer Davis
Bishop Faulkner Miles Malleson
Sgt Bacon Terence Edmond
Lt Compton Francis Matthews
Sub Lt Humbert Derek Nimmo
Director George Pollock
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama