Murder in Three Acts

Synopsis: Hercule Poirot's assistant, Hastings, calls him down to Acapulco in Mexico where he can write his memoirs but Hastings drags him to a party populated with Hastings' new friends. There's Janet Crisp - the writer, Daisy Eastman and her daughter 'Egg', Ricardo Montoya, Dr. Strange, Miss Milray the housekeeper and Charles Cartwright the famous American actor. But at the party another guest - Rev. Babbington - dies from poisoning and when Dr. Strange also dies from poisoning, Poirot must swing into action before the serial killer strikes again...
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Gary Nelson
Production: Warner Bros. Television
 
IMDB:
6.3
NOT RATED
Year:
1986
94 min
191 Views


...20 years a large figure

of Broadway theater.

I have not been idle in the time, you know?

I do not need to have Broadway dramas.

Who is the woman in pants?

She's Janet Crisp, writer.

The one...

- No, no, no.

No, you have not understood,

is a 'nom de plume'.

I know, it was just a joke, my friend.

Do not take it seriously.

- Miguel.

Where is Mr. Cartwright?

Of course if there is.

- Yes.

Ahoy. Captain Cartwright.

Look at them up there, this is great.

Great.

Having fun too, Charles.

It seems like you have 20 years.

I am 20 years.

Maybe it's the vitamins Milray

Miss is giving me.

Or maybe the company.

Sure it's for your company.

Is a great mystery to me.

What?

As Charles adapt their retirement life.

I thought it would cost a lot.

Well, this is not exactly

Devil's Island. Do not you think?

It is surrounded by all the amenities.

Yes, but...

Put ??your career in film and theater,

sell those houses precious...

...In California and Paris.

And New York.

And New York.

That was quite a home,

do you ever visited?

If I met her?

I helped decorate.

Sorry.

Charles and I worked in 'Private Lives'

on Broadway at the time.

I forgot you two...

No matter, Wally.

Easily forgotten.

For some people maybe.

Boatswain Who does?

Eastman's daughter Daisy.

The Egg call.

Coming tonight.

There's your answer, doctor.

The Mystery of Charles Cartwright

and his successful retirement.

You mean the girl?

Aja.

- No, I think not.

Is only a child.

Just as Charles.

You should know better than anyone.

Hello.

Hello.

- How are you?

What's up, Doc?

This should be Hercule Poirot.

How are you?

Madame, I have admired your

art for over 20 years.

This is Janet Crisp.

Like this.

- Hello.

He is Dr. Strange.

A pleasure.

A wonderful job.

Ah. if and out there is of course our host.

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Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap, and six romances under the name Mary Westmacott. In 1971 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her contribution to literature.Christie was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon. Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches. She was initially an unsuccessful writer with six rejections, but this changed when The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring Hercule Poirot, was published in 1920. During the Second World War she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, during the Blitz and acquired a good knowledge of poisons which featured in many of her subsequent novels. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind only Shakespeare's works and the Bible. According to Index Translationum, she remains the most-translated individual author – having been translated into at least 103 languages. And Then There Were None is Christie's best-selling novel, with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time.Christie's stage play The Mousetrap holds the world record for longest initial run. It opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End on 25 November 1952, and as of March 2018 is still running after more than 27,000 performances.In 1955, Christie was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's highest honour, the Grand Master Award. Later the same year, Witness for the Prosecution received an Edgar Award by the MWA for Best Play. In 2013, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was voted the best crime novel ever by 600 fellow writers of the Crime Writers' Association.On 15 September 2015, coinciding with her 125th birthday, And Then There Were None was named the "World's Favourite Christie" in a vote sponsored by the author's estate. Most of her books and short stories have been adapted for television, radio, video games and comics, and more than thirty feature films have been based on her work. more…

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