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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express
Movie: Murder on the Orient Express(1974)[tt0071877] The first class compartment of the December 1935 departure of the Orient Express from Istanbul is full, unusual for this time of the year. Regardless, famed and fastidious Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, who needs to get back to London immediately, is able to secure last minute passage in the compartment with the assistance of his friend, Signor Bianchi, one of the directors of the train line who is also making the trip. Some of the first class passengers seem concerned about Poirot's presence on the train. At least one of them has reason to be concerned, as later, another first class passenger, who earlier in the trip asked Poirot to provide protection for him due to several death threats, is found murdered in his stateroom by multiple stabbings. At the time the victim is found, the train is unexpectedly stopped and delayed due to snow in remote Yugoslavia, which may be problematic for the murderer in getting away now that Poirot is on the case, which he is doing as a favor to ... Written byHuggo
Title Murder on the Orient Express
Release Date 22 November 1974 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Crime, Drama, Mystery
Production Companies EMI Film Distributors, G.W. Films Limited
Albert Finney
Albert Finney...
Hercule Poirot...
Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall...
Mrs. Hubbard...
Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam...
Bianchi...
Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman...
Greta...
Jacqueline Bisset
Jacqueline Bisset...
Countess Andrenyi...
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Jean-Pierre Cassel...
Pierre (as Jean ...
Sean Connery
Sean Connery...
Col. Arbuthnot...
John Gielgud
John Gielgud...
Beddoes...
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller...
Princess Dragomiroff...
Anthony Perkins
Anthony Perkins...
McQueen...
Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave...
Mary Debenham...
Rachel Roberts
Rachel Roberts...
Hildegarde...
Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark...
Ratchett...
Michael York
Michael York...
Count Andrenyi...
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely...
Hardman...

Reviews

giorgiosurbani on 14 September 2007
That Sidney Lumet knows how to frame an actor within his or her character is a very well known fact - "The Pawnbroker" "Network" "Dog Day Afternoon" and some other spectacular pieces of acting prove that point unquestionably. Here, there is a sort of "divertissment". Agatha Christie given a first class treatment (not that Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple wasn't first class, but the production value here is as impressive as the cast) in the hands of Sidney Lumet who knew how to put a bunch of sensational actors in a confined space - "12 Angry Men" for instance and make it riveting. There a 12 Angry people here too and (almost) each part is cast with relish and delight. Albert Finney, marvelous, manages, not only to survive, under the weight of his characterization but to create something bold, exquisitely structured, great fun to watch and to hear. Ingrid Bergman won her third Oscar for her missionary looking after little brown babies - I thought she was a highlight indeed but in my modest opinion, Valentina Cortese for "Day For Night" deserved it that year, Anthony Perkins plays Norman Bates's twin brother, also with a mother fixation and a compelling facial tic. Wendy Hiller was, clearly, having a ball and that, on the screen, is always contagious. Sean Connery and Vanessa Redgrave make a surprisingly hot pair, Lauren Bacall over does it of course but who cares, Jacqueline Bisset is breathtaking, Rachel Roberts a hoot. John Gielgud is John Gielgud and that in itself is a major plus. Colin Blakely does wonders with his moment and Dennis Quilley plays his Italian as if this was a silent movie. Martin Balsam is always fun to watch, no matter the accent. Richard Widmark is splendid in his villainy and Jean Pierre Cassel very moving indeed. The only weak spot in the cast is Michael York. Totally unbelievable. I suspect that "Murder in The Orient Express" 33 years old already, will continue delighting audiences for years to come.

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