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, Rovi

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Cast

Lionel Jeffries
as Capt. Sidney de Courcy Rhumstone
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
as Detective Inspector Craddock
William Mervyn
as Cmdr. Breeze-Connington
Joan Benham
as Matron Alice Fanbraid
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. Brewer Dimchurch
Norma Foster
as Assistant Matron Shirley Boston
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-Hardwicke
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Critic Reviews for Murder Ahoy

All Critics (3)

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
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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
Sunil Jawahir

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½

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
James Higgins
½

78/100. 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
James Higgins

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