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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

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Famous detective Hercule Poirot is on the Orient Express, but the train is caught in the snow. When one of the passengers is discovered murdered, Poirot immediately starts investigating. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Mord im Orient-Express  »

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£1,500,000 (estimated)
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There are many re-pairings from several other movies: Martin Balsam and Anthony Perkins were in Psycho (1960) together. Colin Blakely and Rachel Roberts appeared in This Sporting Life (1963). Albert Finney and Jacqueline Bisset appeared in Under the Volcano (1984) and Two for the Road (1967). Colin Blakely and Wendy Hiller appeared in A Man for All Seasons (1966). Jean-Pierre Cassel and Jacqueline Bisset appeared as husband and wife in La Cérémonie (1995); Albert Finney and Rachel Roberts appeared in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) and_Alpha Beta (1976)_; Martin Balsam and Sean Connery appeared in The Anderson Tapes (1971) also directed by Sidney Lumet; Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave appeared in The Gathering Storm (2002)..; Richard Widmark and Martin Balsam appeared in The Bedford Incident (1965); and Sir John Gielgud and Wendy Hiller appeared in The Elephant Man (1980): Albert Finney and Colin Blakely appeared in Charlie Bubbles (1968)_, which Finney directed. See more »

Goofs

When Hardman introduces himself to Foscarelli and Beddoes, he tells them to "call me Dick", indicating that his first name is Richard. Yet his name, as Poirot points out during Hardman's interrogation, is Cyrus B. Hardman. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ferry conductor: Your ticket, please.
Mary Debenham: Oh, yes.
Ferry conductor: Welcome aboard, Miss Debenham.
Mary Debenham: Thank you.
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Connections

Referenced in Skenbart: En film om tåg (2003) See more »

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Red Sails in the Sunset
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Music by Will Grosz
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
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A Suave and Sleek Thriller!
3 March 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

A great ensemble cast. Superb direction. An amazing mystery. The finest of the Christie film versions. Finney is the most amazing screen Poirot since the great Charles Laughton. He's devilish as much as he is clever and cunning. Beautifully crafted and scripted, the film is one of the finest of the genre. Not to be missed.


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