Dead Man's Folly

Synopsis: Hercule Poirot is called in by his crime writer friend, Ariadne Oliver and discovers that she is troubled. She has been asked to create a "Murder Hunt" game for a fair at Nass House and she is puzzled with all the help she is getting. Poirot and his assistant, Captain Hastings arrive at the fair to see what is going on. They find a couple on the brink of divorce, a rich Lord and a dizzy Lady, an old lady, trapped in the horrors of the past and a womanizing architect. Things take a turn for the worse when during the "Murder Hunt" the girl playing the "dead" body is murdered for real, an old man's body is pulled from the local lake and the Lady of the manor goes missing when a face from her past shows up. It is clear to Poirot that someone is playing the game for real and he sets out to discover who it is...
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Clive Donner
Production: Warner Bros. Television
90 min

Do not have fish more optimistic?

All look so depressed..

Hercule Poirot.

Do not tell me.. you are Olivia.

No.. Ariadne Oliver.


What made here, under the ocean?

Siren will become.

Oh no, no, no.

'm Up autographing my new book.

'Axes, blood and parakeet'.


Did you read it?

- No.

Then I'll give an autographed copy.

Come with me.

Do you know? would call it.

Vera, I will 'hunt for a murderer.'

'Hunt for a murderer?'.

If. is like looking for treasure,

only that players look for clues...

...a crime invented by me.

I'm sure you do not need my help

his fictional creation.

No, no, of course not.

Had enough help and that's

part of the problem.


I feel that something is wrong.

I can not explain.

It's like an intuition.

Could not give me a minimal

idea what this is?

A small track.

No, no, not here.

I can not do that.

Not here, in the food court?

Is there any risk involved?

Mr. Poirot, your job is to solve murders.

Mine is creating them.

In fiction..

Suspect that mine is not the only... home Nasse this end of week.

Give me the directions to get there.


they write down immediately.

Not required.

My mind is very clear.

You can go by car,

but is shorter and pretty,

taking the river ferry.

Poirot, look at those

magnificent old houses.

Can you imagine living in such a place?

Are not homes, sir.

The Treasury...

...they have been taken

from the great families.

One by one.

We were in Hoodown.

Is next to the house Nasse.

It is now a youth hostel.

From Germany I come.

'm In England for two weeks of vacation.

Where does you, young lady?

She did not speak much English.

In Italy it coming.

La bella Italia.

- Yes, Italy.

Pera both know a little French.

You is French, right?

I'm Belgian. if.

Is a shame.

Ah, Mr. Poirot.

Ms. Oliver,

know my friend Hastings?

Oh yeah, how are you?

- How are you?

Did you bring guests?

I wish it were so. I mean..

This man does not want to

take the shortcut to...


...far but is walking down the road.

Auf Wiedersehen.

- Auf Wiedersehen.



Mr. Poirot, now that this here, I'm ashamed.

This presumably would be

my 'hunting a crime.'

Now, I only get suggestions for changes

, trifles..

Move the crime scene...

...or someone else make a corpse.

You know writers hate the suggestions.

Do the writers?

The detectives are worse.

Who made those suggestions?

Lady Stubbs, but I feel

that someone influenced...



- I hope you tell me.

First I have to know who is who.


's Cabin Amy laughed Folliat belongs.

This property was hers...

...until the taxes lost

when her husband died.

The current owner, Sir George,

let it stay for life.

This is Michael Weyman,

architect and critic.

You should hear him speak of folly.

Sir George built the folly on the run...

...just came home Nasse.

Sir George insisted

place it on unstable ground.

Not even have good eyesight.

Did I tell the show this weekend?

Was an annual event when Folliat,

but Sir George hated the idea.

Changed his mind three months ago.

Then there's Alec and Sally Legge.

I wanted to Sally for the role of the corpse,

but Lady Sttubs

insisted it would be the best guess.

Alec recovers from nerve.

If you ask me, this marriage will not last.

The house Nasse,

restored to its former

glory by Sir George Stubbs.

A very interesting man Sir George,

absolutely dedicated to Lady Stubbs.

The single became a millionaire.

Do not ask me how, but bathes in money.

Spending a fortune restoring this place.

I see.

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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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