Death on the Nile 1978

Death on the Nile

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On a luxurious cruise on the Nile River, a wealthy heiress, Linnet Ridgeway (Lois Chiles), is murdered. Fortunately, among the passengers are famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) and his trusted companion, Colonel Race (David Niven), who immediately begin their investigation. But just as Poirot identifies a motley collection of would-be murderers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery of the killer's identity.

Cast & Crew

Peter Ustinov
Hercule Poirot
Bette Davis
Mrs. Van Schuyler
David Niven
Colonel Race
Jane Birkin
Louise Bourget
Lois Chiles
Linnet Ridgeway
Mia Farrow
Jacqueline De Bellefort
Jon Finch
Mr. Ferguson
Olivia Hussey
Rosalie Otterbourne
George Kennedy
Andrew Pennington
Angela Lansbury
Mrs. Salome Otterbourne
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Critic Reviews for Death on the Nile

All Critics (17) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (4)

Audience Reviews for Death on the Nile

  • Sep 04, 2019
    Although the cast of recognizable name stars is noteworthy, that alone cannot save the desultory proceedings, so much so that how to stay awake is the mystery that'll involve most of your time. Mia Farrow does the heavy lifting, which should be all the warning astute film consumers should recognize.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 28, 2018
    Adaptations of Christie work best when they embrace the inherent absurdity of the premise and just let us gawk at all the movie stars in exotic locals trying to murder each other instead of all the contrivances and plot holes.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2013
    Great locations (that may not even be available for filing these days), really great costumes, thrilling story with a surprise ending. What more could you want?! Lansbury is marvelously over-the-top as a faded lush. Ustinov really is the best Poirot ever bringing both humor and gravity when needed. On the down side: Niven plays his usual, shallow stock character; and the poorly-rendered foreign accents are a bit distracting. (I'm looking at you, Jack Warden!) Bette Davis struggles a little, but she still pulls it off. Despite the minor faults, it's a thoroughly enjoyable film.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 14, 2009
    This is pretty great TV Movie based upon the Novel written by Agath Christie with late Sr.Peter Ustinov and Angela Lansberry as a Alcoholic widow. It was funny to see Lanburry as an Alcoholic.
    Wahida K Super Reviewer

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