Appointment with Death

Synopsis: Emily Boynton, step-mother to the three Boynton children and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband which would have freed the childern from her dominating influence. She takes herself and the children on holiday to Europe and the Holy Land. In Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot meets up with a woman friend, Dr. King who falls in love with Raymond Boynton to Emily's disapproval. Lady Westholme, her secretary and Cope are following them too. The children discover about the second will and Emily succeeds in rubbing the rest up the wrong way causing much hatred towards her. At a dig, everybody wonders about the camp and Emily is found dead... poisoned. Poirot investigates...
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Michael Winner
Production: Golan-Globus Productions
 
IMDB:
6.2
PG
Year:
1988
102 min
34 Views

I can afford to buy my own cup of coffee,

thank you.

I helped your mother because I'm a doctor.

You are?

Yes, I've just graduated.

I'm sure you did.

Excuse me.

What is the point in authorizing a guide...

if, as you say, Miss Quinton,

he gets his facts wrong?

It's easy to make a mistake

about dates, Lady Westholme.

Confusing Romanesque and Gothic

is not a mistake. It is ignorance.

What's the matter, Miss Quinton?

I seem to have lost my cigarette case.

That man masquerading as a guide

probably stole it.

Where is he?

Officer.

I want that man arrested.

I am Lady Westholme,

a member of the British "Parliamentos".

That man there is a thief.

You must arrest him.

Officer, I told you. You must arrest him.

Oh, dear.

Hi.

- I told you not to come.

- I had to.

My husband tells me there's another will.

Is that so, Jefferson?

Nadine, darling, I'm your mother's attorney.

I can't divulge that.

You think if there's no money for him, I'll

be forced to leave Lennox and come with you.

I think you'll come anyway.

Well, now what if Lennox sees that?

When can I use it with that inscription?

Whenever you want.

You want him to find out, don't you?

Mademoiselle.

Poirot.

- Hercule Poirot.

- Yes.

Thank you.

What are you doing in Trieste?

I'm taking a well-earned vacation,

Miss King. Or is it already Doctor?

It's Doctor. I graduated with honors.

Probably passed it on to an accomplice

by now.

Oh, dear.

I have heard you enough

for the rest of my life.

Lady Westholme is always arguing

with somebody.

Lady Westholme?

But she sounds American.

Well, her name was Laura Vansittart.

She met Lord Westholme on a boat trip

back from America.

You know, within a month

they were married...

and 10 years later

she's a member of our Parliament.

Which shows the danger of ocean travel.

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