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Murder at the Gallop

  • Drama
  • 1963
  • George Pollock
  • 77 mins
  • U

Summary

Miss Marple focuses her powers of deduction on the case of an elderly and wealthy recluse apparently frightened to death by a cat. But the inquisitive spinster's suspicions are aroused when she learns four of the dead man's relatives stand to benefit from his demise. Mystery, starring Margaret Rutherford, Flora Robson, Robert Morley, Stringer Davis and Charles Tingwell.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Robert Morley and Flora Robson add a touch of class to the list of suspects as Miss Marple investigates the murder of a rich recluse. While detective Charles Tingwell scratches his head in bewilderment, the divine Margaret Rutherford lures the killer into a trap using herself as bait. Director George Pollock effortlessly blends clues and comedy in Rutherford's second outing as the doyenne of St Mary Mead (after 1961's Murder She Said), but the most striking thing about this lively whodunnit is that it was inspired by the novel After the Funeral, in which the case was actually solved by Hercule Poirot!

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Credits

Cast

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Miss MarpleMargaret Rutherford
Mr StringerStringer Davis
Hector EnderbyRobert Morley
Miss GilchristFlora Robson
Det Insp CraddockCharles Tingwell
Sgt BaconGordon Harris
George CrossfieldRobert Urquhart
Rosamund ShaneKatya Douglas
Michael ShaneJames Villiers
Mr TrundellNoel Howlett
Old EnderbyFinlay Currie
HillmanDuncan Lamont
Dr MarkwellKevin Stoney

Crew

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DirectorGeorge Pollock

Details

Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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