Death on the Nile

Synopsis: Based on the Agatha Christie novel, our favourite Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is on a cruise up the Nile. He is surrounded by an interesting assortment of characters, including a wealthy heiress and her husband, on their honeymoon. It appears that everyone hates the heiress...
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): John Guillermin
Production: EMI Films Ltd.
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations.
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140 min

Death on the Nile


It's her. It's Miss Ridgeway.

That elegant.

Some have to work to live.


In its place.

Welcome to Wode Hall

Mlle. Ridgeway.

We hope you live happily here.

Thank you, Barnstaple.

So be it.

I would like to know the staff,



Want to know how they works.

The architect has not yet arrived.

Now, Barnstaple.

All right, miss.



- Linnie.

- Jackie.


- The butler did not tell me

- Do not worry.

- You are fabulous.

- You also, as always.

Where I serve the tea, Miss?

- In the room.

- Right.

Let's refresh.

- What about Louise?

- Emotional loneliness.

I wanted to get married

with none other than an Egyptian.

He knew nothing of it.

Mandel investigate it.

- E?

- I was already married.

- So you stop him?

- You doubt?

I denied the dowry

and thus he did not want more.



- It's beautiful!

- I'm glad you like it.

I want to tell you

something and ask you a favor.

- Whatever you want, you know.

- It's serious.

I'm committed.


is wonderful!

- You will provide employment?

- Employment?

Here at Wode Hall, please.

Should tell me something

about it first.

Well, his name is Simon,

Simon Doyle and he is ...

He is everything I dreamed.


- Is not it beautiful?

- Yes, it's beautiful.

- Really.

- But he's broke.

With it we are already two.

These shoes are killing me.

He loves the countryside.

A job here would be ideal.

Linnet, hill

if I marry him.

It's serious, I die.

- You are very passionate.

- I know.

Well, whatever I do?

You have a huge farm.

Someone will have to manage it.

- Simon.

- It takes experience.

Studied Asset Management

in Cambridge. It's brilliant.

If you do not like it,

can fire him.

But I know I'll like it.


Why not bring it here tomorrow?

- To speak with him.

- Thanks.

- Jackie.

- Bye.

Do not want to sound silly.

Do not worry;

the Linnet promised.

Well, almost.

Maybe not like me.

Nonsense. Gonna love it!

And you are perfect for the job.

I will do everything not to disappoint you.

Simon, I love you.

It makes me so happy!

The honeymoon will be in Egypt.

You always talk of Egypt.



Linnie, here it is.

- Come on.

- One moment, dear.

Here you are.

My Simon.


Jackie has spoken highly of you.

Not perfect? It is not adorable?

Yes, I think will do very well.

I told you.

Linnet Ridgeway''marries

Prince Charming, no fortune.

The honeymoon will be in Egypt.''

My God!

Not to say Tutankhamun?

What the hell do we do?

Bremen sails tonight.

I have little time.

Lawyers will find a way in?

- No, silly.

- So what?

I go to Egypt. She'll be there for a month.

I'm Uncle Andrew!

A chance meeting.

I'm traveling.

Lovers on their honeymoon.

She will be distracted.

Got it?

The Linnet is no fool,


Not me!

So make a good trip,

wicked Uncle Andrew.

So this is Miss. Bridgeway.

What do you observe so closely?

His photography?

Or her pearls?

Education, Bowers,

or be unemployed.

And what do I care?

This village

is full of wealthy widows

willing to pay

a humble attention.

Come on, fire me.

But that genius, Bowers!

You need a vacation.

How about a

short journey down the Nile?

There is nothing that could

I dislike more.

I can not stand two things:

heat and idolatry.

Great, then we will.

Bowers, pack your bags.

They were on a ladder.

- Lazy!

- Lazy?

It's better the way that the arrival.

What a sight!

Happy, darling?



the happiest in the world.

and the prettiest.

And the more fortunate.

and more alone.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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