Murder Most Foul (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

Murder Most Foul (1964)

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Murder Most Foul represented Margaret Rutherford's third appearance as Agatha Christie's spinsterish sleuth Miss Marple. The film opens with Marple serving on a murder-trial jury. She forces a mistrial because she considers the accused to be innocent; to prove her theory, she traces the trail of evidence to a down-at-the-heels repertory company run by Ron Moody. She auditions for the troupe with a stirring rendition of "The Shooting of Dan McGrew," securing the job by flashing a roll of bills in front of the covetous Moody. While snooping about backstage, Miss Marple discovers both murderer and motive-and, as is customary in the "Marple" films, she nearly loses her own life in the process. Based on the Agatha Christie novel Mrs. McGinty's Dead, Murder Most Foul co-stars Margaret Rutherford's real-life husband Stringer Davis as Marple's friend and confidante Mr. Stringer.

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Cast

Margaret Rutherford
as Miss Jane Marple
Ron Moody
as H. Driffold Cosgood
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
as Insp. Craddock
Megs Jenkins
as Mrs. Gladys Thomas
Andrew Cruickshank
as Justice Crosby
Dennis Price
as Theatrical Agent
Ralph Michael
as Ralph Summers
James Bolam
as Bill Hanson
Stringer Davis
as Mr. Stringer
Francesca Annis
as Sheila Upward
Alison Seebohm
as Eva McGonigall
Terry Scott
as Police Constable Wells
Pauline Jameson
as Maureen Summers
Maurice Good
as George Rowton
Annette Kerr
as Dorothy
Windsor Davies
as Sgt. Brick
Stella Tanner
as Mrs. Florrie Harris
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Rutherford é a Miss Marple definitiva, mesclando inteligência e frágil leveza para construir uma personagem divertida, mas crível como algoz de frios assassinos.ff

May 2, 2006 | Rating: 4/5

The story line of Murder Most Foul follows the formula introduced in the first movie and scrupulously followed by the next three.

March 8, 2006 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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