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Murder She Said (1961)

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Dumpy, dough-faced British comedienne Margaret Rutherford was not precisely the physical type Agatha Christie had in mind for the prim, tweedish sleuth Miss Marple. Still, Rutherford's first "Marple" movie Murder, She Said did so well at the box office that there was no question she would continue appearing in the role in the inevitable sequels. In this initial effort, Marple witnesses a murder being committed on a speeding train. She informs the authorities, but they find no evidence of a killing and write off Marple as a doddering eccentric. Determined to prove that she's not imagining things, Marple investigates the area around the stretch of railroad track where the murder occurred. She winds up on the estate of James Robertson-Justice, disguised as a maid. Many family skeletons are exhumed by Miss Marple before she proves that she indeed saw a murder and pinpoints the guilty party. Stringer Davis, Margaret Rutherford's husband, makes his first appearance as Miss Marple's chaste companion Mr. Stringer. Based on Agatha Christie's 4:50 From Paddington, Murder, She Said was released in some markets as Meet Miss Marple. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Thorley Walters
as Cedric Ackenthorpe
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
as Insp. Craddock
Ronald Howard
as Brian Eastley
Joan Hickson
as Mrs. Kidder
Stringer Davis
as Mr. Stringer
Ronnie Raymond
as Alexander Eastley
Barbara Hicks
as Mrs. Stainton
Richard Briers
as Mrs. Binster
Barbara Leake
as Mrs. Stainton
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Critic Reviews for Murder She Said

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Murder She Said does have a reasonably lively style, thanks partly to Pollock's direction but largely to Rutherford's persistence....

March 8, 2006 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Smart adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel

September 13, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Second best of the Rutherford Miss Marple films

September 24, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Murder She Said

Margaret Rutherford rocks Miss Marple and I love her spirit.

Sunil Jawahir
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