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.

Sir George is very athletic.

Younger than expected.

His wife is even younger.

Hattie is American.

Maybe married him for his money.

Is very beautiful, but a little silly

. You know what I mean..

Come over here.

Sir George..

Sir George, your call from Zurich.

Amanda Brewis,

devoted secretary.

That Lady?

- Si.



...Mr. Poirot and Hastings.

Do not you?

'Yes, sir, gladly.

- Nice to meet you.

Sir George, is very important..

Where is Hattie?. Look for it

and others. It's tea time.

Excuse me, please.


Well, what do you think?

Do not feel anything

abnormal in the environment?

Abnormal? not.

Sure, I still have not had

the privilege of meeting...


Lady Stubbs?

Lady Stubbs, I present to Hercule Poirot...

...and Arthur Hastings.

Nice to meet you.

- Hi.

's New. George gave it to me.

Are emeralds.

Can not be compared at all with his owner.

Come winks me.



Cursed hostel.

I wish it shut.

Shortcut to believe that the shuttle is theirs


Do not respect private

property. They are communists.


I can bring you, ma'am?

The medicine you know.

The field...

...looks wonderful at this

time do not you think?

During the day, when it does not rain.

But no nightclubs.

Do you like nightclubs?

Oh yeah.

Because there's music and dancing.

Is not that right, Michael?

And I can wear my best clothes,

and bracelets and rings.

And the other women too.

Have nice clothes and jewelry,

but not like mine.

Is that important?

Sure, otherwise

are simple and you are nothing..

.... Like poor Amanda.

Now go up.

You spent all day in bed.

What do you have?

I have a headache.

I will accompany you.

Tomorrow will be better.

Is very beautiful.

Yes, it is..

But just a decorative way. Not functional.

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Agatha Christie

Prolific author of mysteries in early part of 1900s. Creator of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, a Belgian sleuth. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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