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Story

Following Albert Finney's quirky and compelling performance as Agatha Christie's Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, in 1974's Murder on the Orient Express, Peter Ustinov capably took over the role in this 1978 adaptation of Christie's river-bound whodunit. While on a pleasure cruise along the Nile with a taciturn companion (David Niven), Poirot slips into action following the murder of a much-despised heiress (Lois Chiles). There's no shortage of suspects... until, that is, they also start dying off, obfuscating the investigation by suggesting that several killers may be at work. With a disciplined screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, the film is solid enough (certainly better than its 1981 follow-up, Evil Under the Sun) and is graced immeasurably by a glittery cast including Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Mia Farrow, Olivia Hussey, Jack Warden, and Angela Lansbury. Directed with customary efficiency by John Guillermin (King Kong, The Towering Inferno). --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Widescreen

Cast

Peter UstinovHercule Poirot
Jane BirkinLouise Bourget
Lois ChilesLinnet Ridgeway
Bette DavisMrs. Van Schuyler
Mia FarrowJacqueline De Bellefort
Jon FinchMr. Ferguson
Olivia HusseyRosalie Otterbourne
I.S. JoharManager Of The Karnak
George KennedyAndrew Pennington
Angela LansburyMrs. Salome Otterbourne
Simon MacCorkindaleSimon Doyle
David NivenColonel Race
Maggie SmithMiss Bowers
Jack WardenDr. Bessner
Harry AndrewsBarnstaple
Sam WanamakerRockford
Celia ImrieMaid

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: John Guillermin
  • Producer: Anchor Bay
  • Length: 140 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1978
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJun 8, 2004
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