Adaption of Agatha Christie’s “Mrs. McGinty’s dead”. Miss Marple is the only jury member who believes that an accused is innocently charged with murder, so she joins a local acting troupe and tries to figure out who the real murderer is.
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Probably the best of a quartet of loose adaptations of Christie novels centred around a lovely, but even looser, characterisation by Rutherford (thrust into ever more improbable situations requiring athleticism from our septuagenarian heroine). As a benign 'B' movie treat they have a simplistic never-never England charm and are the cinematic equivalent of sweet tea.
This one is pretty wild, and the most outlandish plot of all of the Marple 60s UK flicks. They are all good, if a bit light. They go down smooth and sweet, and leave you able to dive in to something more emotionally involving later. lol. 3 stars, the ending was a surprise for me
"These are the simple facts of the case, and I guess I ought to know.
They say that the stranger was crazed with "hooch," and I'm not denying it’s so.
I'm not so wise as the lawyer guys, but strictly between us two —
The woman that kissed him — and pinched his poke — was the lady known as Lou." - This movie includes one of the best scenes of all time.