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Appointment with Death


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Agatha Christie murder mystery with an all-star cast including Peter Ustinov
Lauren Bacall
John Gielgud
1937: manipulative and malicious, recently widowed
Emily Boynton ruthlessly rules her step-children's lives. She even makes a luxury family trip to Europe and the Middle East hellish. Things come to boiling point in British-controlled
Palestine and fellow traveller
Hercule Poirot is soon intrigued and appalled to discover that death never takes a holiday - nor can his famed "little grey cells".
Director Michael Winner 1988)
FILM REVIEWS pages 47-53


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: Emily Boynton
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot: Peter Ustinov
Lady Westholme: Lauren Bacall
Colonel Carbury: John Gielgud
Nadine Boynton: Carrie Fisher
Mrs Emily Boynton: Piper Laurie
MissQuinton: Hayley Mills
DrSarahKing: Jenny Seagrove
Jefferson Cope: David Soul
Lennox Boynton: Nicholas Guest
Carol Boynton: Valerie Richards
Raymond Boynton: John Terlesky
Ginevra Boynton: Amber Bezer

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