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This is the third of four Miss Marple films starring Margaret Rutherford I have seen using boxxy software. And, like the rest of the movies, it has the incredibly catchy harpsichord musical score that is a bit hip and mod. However, of the three I've so far seen, it's my least favorite.
Perfect entertainment. Not a second of this is wasted. Beautifully cast and directed. It is not easy to make something as joyous as this. The lightness of touch makes most comedies appear leaden by contrast.
The last of the four low-budget Marple movies. Another unfathomable whodunnit performed with zero subtlety by a cast of familiar faces led by an incredibly hammy Margaret Rutherford. Hard to believe this was made at the same time as Goldfinger and Lawrence of Arabia.
Pretty lazy one, with a few nice touches and good moments. But Rutherford feels kinda done with all of this, and the script is pretty lazy. I'm still not clear exactly what the murderer's motivation was.
Margaret Rutherford is the BEST
A classic murder mystery, based on the Agatha Christie novel "Mrs McGinty's dead".
Good set up, intriguing plot development, thrilling finale. You're kept guessing until the last moment. Many red herrings, but not overdone.
Quite funny at times too, sometimes extremely so. There is a light-heartedness which runs throughout the movie (this is helped by the score), though this does not detract in any big way from the drama of the plot.
Margaret Rutherford is great, as always, in her role as Miss Marple. Good support from a cast that includes the Australian actor Charles Tingwell as Inspector Craddock.
The third of MGM's series of Miss Marple movies is actually based on an Hercule Poirot novel. The film follows Agatha Christie's spinster sleuth as she invades an acting troupe to investigate a murder. Like all of the films in the series, this one thrives on humour. The comic highlight is Miss Marple reciting 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', one of actress Margaret Rutherford's favourite pieces.
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.
Not terribly foul....'Murder most boring' maybe.
Jaunty murder mystery!!