Murder Most Foul Reviews
June 23, 2013
Agatha Christie crime solver Mrs. Marple investigates on a theatrical group specialised on death scenes where one of the actors may be playing the part of the murderer for real. A very enjoyable film is the most classic of whodunit structures, its quality is raised by the iconic performance of Rutherford as the notorious character.
|Carlton M Raines||
November 23, 2011
Great classic, she was a fantastic actress, had real screen presence, but was warm with it, this is a great treat of a film, dont miss this one
April 4, 2010
Another suspensful, bewichting and charming Crime Movie with the great Margaret Rutherford as the hillarious Detective Miss Marple
May 28, 2009
Margaret Rutherford will always be Miss Marple to me, and she is magnificent as always. Fun mystery, clever screenplay, excellent supporting cast. Very entertaining.
October 15, 2007
Mrs. Marple (Rutherford) goes undercover as an actress in a third-rate theatre company to prove a man innocent of murder while catching the real killer by solving a mystery with origins more than 15 years in the past.
"Murder Most Foul" is a fine little murder mystery/comedy that was loosely adapted from Agatha Christie's novel "Mrs. McGinty is Dead". Once again, Margaret Rutherford gives a fantastic performance as the feisty, never-takes-no-for-an-answer Miss Marple. The comedy of the film gets even more pointed when the hammy director of the theatre company (played with great flair by Ron Moody, who is the only actor in the film who manages to be as flamboyant and fun to watch as star Rutherford) casts her as a lady detecitve in a murder play, so Miss Marple, the amatuer detective, is called upon to play an amatuer detective while pretending to be an actress.
"Murder Most Foul" is a fun, lighthearted mystery movie featuring a cast with a level of talent that doesn't seem to exist anymore. (The way Ron Moody manages to mix diffused menace with a completely casual attitude, or the way he can deliver a line that shows how his character changes his mood in mid-sentance is a display of craft that we simply don't see in movies anymore.)
Murder Most Foul
Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles Tingwell, and Stringer Davis
Director: George Pollock