Murder Most Foul

Murder Most Foul (1964)

Murder Most Foul
6.6/10 by 14 users

A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation. The third Miss Marple film starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.

Release Date:March 1, 1964
Genres:Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Comedy
Production Company:Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Production Countries:United Kingdom
Director:George Pollock
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Plot Keywords:jurors, amateur detective, detective inspector, court case, covered investigation, eavesdropping, agatha christie, miss marple
  • Third in the series and as good as the first
    November 22, 2004
    Some lovely bits here, based again on an Agatha Christie novel, not featuring Jane Marple however, but a Hercule Poirot mystery adapted and extremely loosely plotted to enhance the idiosyncratic manner of actress Miss Margaret Rutherford.
    Margaret, trying out for a local theatre group in order to expose the real murderer, reciting a Robert Service poem to the disinterest of cast members, director and stagehands has to be seen to be believed. Her clicking knitting needles in the jury box, her one dissenting vote invalidating the whole judicial process, her self righteous oblivion to the glares of the judge, are comedic timing at its best. Her scenes with the company are wonderful and her slow, methodical denouement of the murderer exquisite.
    Just curl up with this one. Great old actors from the sixties. A brilliant series. 8 out of 10.