Murder Ahoy  (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

Murder Ahoy (1964)





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The last of Margaret Rutherford's "Miss Marple" films, Murder Ahoy is the only one of the series not based on an Agatha Christie original. The setting this time is a boat that has been purchased by a trusteeship to serve as a home for wayward kids. One of the trustees, Cecil Ffolly-Hardwicke (Henry Longhurst), dies while attending a meeting held aboard the boat. The police write the death off as "natural causes," but another trustee, our Miss Marple (Rutherford), suspects otherwise. Doing a little sleuthing on her own, she discovers that outwardly respectable Lionel Jeffries is using the boat as a "training school" for aspiring criminals, a la Fagin. This would seem to explain why Hardwicke was murdered, but Jeffries is much too obvious a suspect--as Miss Marple discovers nearly too late. Margaret Rutherford's husband Stringer Davis is back again as Miss Marple's platonic middle-aged friend Mr. Stringer. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Pursall, Jack Seddon
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On DVD: Mar 14, 2006
Warner Home Video - Official Site


Lionel Jeffries
as Capt. Sidney de Cour...
Charles 'Bud' Tingwe...
as Detective Inspector ...
William Mervyn
as Cmdr. Breeze-Conning...
Joan Benham
as Matron Alice Fanbrai...
Stringer Davis
as Mr. Stringer
Miles Malleson
as Bishop Faulkner
Henry Oscar
as Lord Rudkin
Derek Nimmo
as Sub-Lt. Humbert
Gerald Cross
as Lt. Cmdr. L.W. Brewe...
Norma Foster
as Assistant Matron Shi...
Terence Edmund
as Sgt. Bacon
Bernard Adams
as Dusty Miller
Tony Quinn
as Kelly Tramp
Edna Petrie
as Miss Pringle
Maurice Good
as George Rowton
Pauline Jameson
as Maureen Summers
Francis Matthews
as Lt. Compton
Roy Holder
as Petty Officer Lamb
Henry Longhurst
as Cecil Ffolly-Hardwic...
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Critic Reviews for Murder Ahoy

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Pleasant enough but hardly captivating murder mystery tale.

Full Review… | December 10, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...without a Christie novel for guidance, this third (Rutherford) entry is the weakest of the lot. By far.

Full Review… | March 8, 2006
Movie Metropolis

September 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for Murder Ahoy

This mystery wasn't nearly as compelling as some of the previous ones but Margaret Rutherford is still the most enjoyable Miss Marple.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

By far my favourite of the four Rutherford Marple movies. Set on a ship, Marple investiages a series of mysterious murders on and off board the ship. The setting heightens the densitiy and sense of isolation for Miss Marple and make the movie the more enjoying. A very good supporting cast round up this cozy classic whodunnit. One of the best.

Henrik Schunk

Super Reviewer


Margaret Rutherford is such a delightful actress, and she is especially good in Murder Ahoy. She pays this kind of character so well. A very entertaining movie, the entire cast does a fine job. Great and memorable score, and it moves along quickly with never a dull moment. The key to it's success is the well developed characters and also expert blending of comedy, crime and mystery.

James Higgins

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