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Murder Ahoy Reviews

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½ January 29, 2016
How we enjoy a move is very much dependent on our expectations. This is a classic British movie and is thoroughly charming for this.
The term tongue in cheek is perfectly apt when describing a Margaret Rutherford film. This film was never intended to be a bum clenching murder mystery. It does though bring some wonderfully delivered lines from Charles 'Bud' Tingwell. If you want to enjoy a cosy Sunday afternoon, wrapped up warm against the rain and wind. Then this really is a 5 star film.
November 12, 2015
No Agatha Christie source material, and it shows. Pretty bad, kinda like bad fan fiction.
November 4, 2015
Hard to believe this moth-eaten nautical 'mystery' was made the same year as Goldfinger. Good character actors like Lionel Jeffries are reduced to wild over-acting to shore up the tedious plot and flat direction. Margaret Rutherford sails through it, imperious and jowly as ever.
½ May 21, 2015
Decent murder mystery, based on the Agatha Christie novel "Miss Marple".

Good set up, interesting setting, intriguing plot development, thrilling finale. Murderer is a bit obvious from a point but the revelation comes fairly late in the movie, so doesn't spoil it much.

Very funny at times too, though, unlike Murder Most Foul, here the humour is overdone and often feels out of place. The portrayal of the ship's captain as dithering, babbling idiot was uncalled for, and introduced far too much slapstick into what should have been a reasonably serious movie.

Margaret Rutherford is great, as always, in her role as Miss Marple. Good support from the usual crew of Stringer Davis, as Mr Stringer, and Charles Tingwell, as Chief Inspector Craddock.
January 7, 2015
Margaret Rutherford is the whole show, starring as Agatha Christie's Miss Marple in what appears to be the 4th in a series of British films of the early 60's. This is not the BBC's Miss Marple - Rutherford puts some muscle into the part and her own eccentric charm. The plot involves a naval program for juvenile delinquents for which Marple becomes a trustee. Fishy business and murder means she gets a chance to investigate - with and without the police, who seem to know her well. Jaunty outing (perhaps because of the score) and fun in a time-killing way. Hard to guess the culprit.
June 8, 2013
Who dunnit? Who cares...
½ December 1, 2012
It is what it is. A good time to watch.
November 30, 2012
amnother good entry in the miss marple series
½ August 24, 2012
Got bored very early.
Super Reviewer
May 12, 2012
This mystery wasn't nearly as compelling as some of the previous ones but Margaret Rutherford is still the most enjoyable Miss Marple.
½ March 12, 2012
All in all fantastic light hearted jolly good fun!!
February 16, 2012
Not the best Margaret Rutherford Marple but still enjoyable because of her character and storyline
January 22, 2012
Miss Marple: "Then what are you implying, pray?
Det. Insp. Craddock: Well, just that you are temporarily not yourself.
Miss Marple: Chief Inspector, I am *always* myself!"

My least fave of the Marple series only because Lionel Jeffries is the comedy relief, not Margaret Rutherford. Did you know that Margaret Rutherford was known to wear her own clothes during shooting and Mr.Stringer was Stringer Davis her real husband?

I also read that her father suffered from mental illness even before she was born (he murdered his own father, Margaret's grandfather) & her pregnant mother committed suicide in India when Margaret was only 3. Margaret went on to suffer from depression in life and received shock therapy treatments during the time of these Miss Marple films. Such a sad life.
April 2, 2010
I love Miss Marple Movies they are so suspensful, bewichting and funny Margaret Rutherford is hillarious and i love the Title Song
½ February 24, 2010
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.
½ February 24, 2010
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.
January 25, 2010
I love her movies...Miss Marple by Agatha Christie, my favorite author
Super Reviewer
September 19, 2009
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.
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