Murder Ahoy

Murder Ahoy

George Pollock (1964)

U Certificate


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.


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
Captain de Courcy Rhumstone Lionel Jeffries
Detective Inspector Craddock Charles Tingwell
Commander Breeze-Connington William Mervyn
Matron Alice Fanbraid Joan Benham
Mr Stringer Stringer Davis
Dr Crump Nicholas Parsons
Bishop Faulkner Miles Malleson
Lord Rudkin Henry Oscar
Sub-Lt Humbert Derek Nimmo
LW Brewer Dimchurch Gerald Cross
Asst Matron Shirley Boston Norma Foster
Sgt Bacon Terence Edmond
Lt Compton Francis Matthews
Director George Pollock
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD