Murder Ahoy

Synopsis: Miss Marple investigates the murder of one of her fellow trustees of a fund which rehabilitates young criminals. To investigate she goes aboard the ship used to train the juveniles, much to the distress of the Captain. She soon stumbles onto more murders, and a ring of thieves.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): George Pollock
Production: Warner Home Video
93 min

Miss Jane Marple, gentlemen.

- Oh, my dear Miss Marple.

- How do you do, Bishop?

- Now this is your chair.

- Thank you. I am indeed honored.

Cecil Ffolly Hardwicke.

Sir Geoffrey Bucknose.

- How do you do?

- Lord Rudkin.

Now, my fellow trustees.

Our annual meeting tonight

is at once

a sad and a joyous occasion.

Sad because of the recent demise

of Rear Admiral, Sir Hubert Marple.

Joyous because in his stead

we welcome his niece,

the granddaughter of our founder,

admiral of the fleet,

Sir Bertram Marple.

- Hear, hear. Now, Bishop...

- Please allow me a moment.

In Sir Bertram's own words,

the objective of this trust is

to put backbone into young jellyfish.

Hence his purchase of that famous old

wooden wall of England,

the Battledore, which has since

served as a training ship

for young hooligans who might

otherwise have gone to the devil.

Bishop, we all know this,

but I have something

of importance to say.

So have I.

Madam, on this night your heart

must be overflowing with pride

at the achievements of your family.

I can only say and

from the bottom of my heart, welcome.

- Oh, Bishop.

- Amen. Now...

Please, please, please.

Bishop, my fellow trustees.

I'm moved

with the warmth of your welcome.

My heart is indeed filled with pride.

Forgive me,

smoke does so get in one's eyes.

That's better.

Bishop, fellow trustees,

I am honored to be one of you.

Would you take your finger

out of my snuff box!

I beg your pardon.

How dreadful of me.

As I was about to say,

with our steady hands at the helm,

I'm confident

that the good ship Battledore

will continue to buffet

her way through storm and tempest,

providing a safe haven for those

who are in peril on the sea of life.

Thank you.

Gentlemen and lady,

to the first item on our agenda...

Hang the first item,

I insist on speaking.

Look here, Ffolly, why can't you

raise it under any other business?

There won't be any other business

unless what I have to say

is heard now and acted upon.

Well, it's most irregular,

but very well.

Ffolly! Ffolly!

Was he exciting himself

about something?

Well, yes, Dr. Crump.

He did seem to be a little...

Yes, I thought so.

The spirit was willing

but the heart was not.

I'll deal with the police routine,

they're just across the road.

Good night.

- Brisk young fellow.

- Poor Ffolly.

I wonder what he was going to say.

He'd just paid

a surprise visit to the Battledore.

He got back this very day

as a matter of fact.

I wonder if he was going

to fuss over the reception he got?

The captain, you know,

does not encourage visitors.

What a beautiful way

to be taken - unawares.

- Miss Pringle!

- Oh, I say, not her too.

She has merely fainted.

I have some smelling salts in my bag.

Miss Marple, quickly, if you please.

Thank you very much.



Well, that's it, Inspector.

I'll give you

the death certificate in the morning.

Thank you. Sorry about the old boy.

No need to be. A long life,

money, four wives, a quick death...

What more can you want?

I must go, I've got a baby waiting.

Good night.

Brisk sort of chap isn't he?

What? Bacon!

Is it absolutely necessary for you to

creep about like this?

It's because I saw you creeping about

that I am creeping about.

You don't know

what occurred up there.

I do. What I don't know is

why you're climbing out of windows?

Yes, well, that was because

the poor man's snuff has been stolen.


Not the snuff box, though that

is quite valuable, just the snuff.

Snuff... stolen?

- Quite, by an intruder.

- Miss Marple, what on earth...?

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