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
102 min

This will be good fun.

Go away, Ray.

Look who I found.

Get up with me, Nadine.

Lennox, you take Ray and Carol and walk.

We're going back to the ship.

Yes, Mother.


Good morning, Emily. I decided to join you.

You should be in America, Jefferson,

sorting out the family's affairs.

Yes, well,

I thought I might sort affairs out here.

Driver. To the port.

You know that young man?

His mother nearly became my first client.

Look here. I've found it.

I've got a deep and awful fear that those

ladies are going to be on the ship with us.

Lennox, Nadine, come along.

Mrs. Boynton.

What have you got there? It's a duck.

Oh, God. It's a dead duck.

Good evening.

Miss Quinton, I thought we'd lost you.

- A friend of mine from England.

- No, thank you.

- May I have some barley water?

- Seems a very nice person.

Miss Quinton has to be careful.

She is to take charge

of the excavations at Qumran.

Hercule Poirot?

The Belgian?

He's missing an excellent Meursault.

Ray, will you dance with me?

You're tired, Ginevra. Better go to bed.

I'm not tired, Mother. Come on, Ray.

- It's 9:
00. You go to bed, young lady.

- I won't.

Come on, Ginny. I'll go with you.

Sit down, Nadine.

The child prefers to go by herself.

Yes, I'd rather go alone. Thank you, Nadine.

Mrs. Boynton, would you care to dance?

You don't mind, do you, Lennox,

if I take your wife for a spin?

- He's very daring.

- I'll say. He's got a lot of nerve.

You may call me Nadine if you like.

Okeydokey, Nadine.

When we get to Jaffa

why don't we just disappear...

you and me together?

Why, Mr. Cope, the things you do say.

Young man, look through here.

And this is how you get it to focus.

You understand? You move this.

But not until I tell you.


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