The Mirror Crack'd

The Mirror Crack'd

Guy Hamilton (1980)

101min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Adapted from Agatha Christie's The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, this mediocre mystery gave Angela Lansbury the chance to rehearse her role as crime-solving novelist Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote. Unfortunately, we are now too familiar with her subsequent persona for her role here as Miss Marple to seem new. Frankly, with the clash of the titans going on between Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Novak, nobody else really gets a look in, not even Tony Curtis and Rock Hudson (in his penultimate picture).

Summary

Miss Marple investigates a murder on a film set starring feuding Hollywood stars Marina Rudd and Lola Brewster. When a local woman dies after drinking a poisoned cocktail made for Marina, everyone assumes the actress was the intended victim because she had received death threats. However, the sleuthing spinster is not convinced. Agatha Christie mystery, with Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak and Rock Hudson.

Cast & Crew

Miss Marple Angela Lansbury
Marina Rudd Elizabeth Taylor
Jason Rudd Rock Hudson
Lola Brewster Kim Novak
Marty N Fenn Tony Curtis
Insp Craddock Edward Fox
Bates Charles Gray
An actor Pierce Brosnan
Vicar Charles Lloyd Pack
Mayor Thick Wilson
Director Guy Hamilton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama