Murder Most Foul

Murder Most Foul

George Pollock (1964)

86min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Margaret Rutherford dons the tweeds of Miss Marple for the third time after Murder, She Said and Murder at the Gallop in this rather contrived adaptation of Mrs McGinty's Dead, the second Hercule Poirot case to be reworked as a vehicle for Agatha Christie's spinster sleuth. Having hung a jury during a murder trial, Miss M treads the boards with a shambolic theatre company to find the real culprit. Ron Moody spoils the picture with a wildly over-the-top performance as a temperamental thesp, but at least director George Pollock sustains the suspense and there is solid support from series regulars Charles Tingwell and Rutherford's real-life husband, Stringer Davis.

Summary

Eccentric sleuth Miss Marple treads the boards for an amateur theatrical troupe in a bid to identify a killer in the cast and clear a man accused of his landlady's murder. Agatha Christie mystery, starring Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank and Megs Jenkins.

Cast & Crew

Miss Marple Margaret Rutherford
Driffold Cosgood Ron Moody
Detective Inspector Craddock Charles Tingwell
Justice Crosby Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs Thomas Megs Jenkins
Ralph Summers Ralph Michael
Bill Hanson James Bolam
Mr Stringer Stringer Davis
Sheila Upward Francesca Annis
Director George Pollock
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama