Evil Under the Sun

Evil under the Sun

Guy Hamilton (1982)

A Certificate


Our Score
In this typically polished whodunnit, adapted by Anthony Shaffer (who wrote Sleuth) from the Agatha Christie novel, Peter Ustinov makes his second appearance as fussy Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. You won't use up too many grey cells figuring out who is responsible for the murder of actress Diana Rigg, but there's enormous pleasure to be had from sitting through the picture while waiting to be proved right. The stellar cast clearly enjoys itself, with Maggie Smith in fine fettle as the hotel manageress. Majorca looks hot, but it would have been nice if the producers had retained the original Cornish setting.



Cast & Crew

Hercule Poirot Peter Ustinov
Sir Horace Blatt Colin Blakely
Christine Redfern Jane Birkin
Patrick Redfern Nicholas Clay
Daphne Castle Maggie Smith
Rex Brewster Roddy McDowall
Myra Gardener Sylvia Miles
Odell Gardener James Mason
Kenneth Marshall Denis Quilley
Arlena Marshall Diana Rigg
Linda Marshall Emily Hone
Police sergeant John Alderson
Police inspector Paul Antrim
Police surgeon Cyril Conway
Flewitt's secretary Barbara Hicks
Flewitt Richard Vernon
Concierge Robert Dorning
Gino Dimitri Andreas
Director Guy Hamilton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: May be edited for violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray