Murder On The Orient Express

Synopsis: Famous detective Hercule Poirot is on the Orient Express, but the train is caught in the snow. When one of the passengers is discovered murdered, Poirot immediately starts investigating.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Sidney Lumet
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
63
Rotten Tomatoes:
91%
PG
Year:
1974
128 min
268 Views

- Your ticket, please.

- Oh, yes.

- Welcome aboard, Miss Debenham.

- Thank you.

Bosporus Ferry will shortly depart

from Istanbul Sirkeci Station,

connecting with the Orient Express.

Here's your ticket,

Monsieur Poirot.

I'm afraid you've still got another hour.

Well, then, please do not wait.

Not wait? After all you've

done for us, Monsieur Poirot?

My general's orders were to

ensure your safe departure.

He also wished me

to thank you again

for saving the honor of the British

garrison in Jordan.

The brigadier's confession

was opportune.

I say, how did you do it?

Was it the old thumbscrew,

you know, the rack?

Yes. Well, you'll be able to rest

as soon as you get to Stamboul.

The...

The church of Santa Sofia

is absolutely magnificent.

You have seen it?

No.

Come on.

Move. Come on.

Get up. Come on.

Chop-chop.

I hope we did the right thing booking

you into a hotel on the European side

rather than the Asian side.

I have no prejudice against

either continent.

The... The crossing

should be pleasant.

The Bosporus is always calm.

You have crossed by the ferry?

No.

Welcome, Colonel Arbu...

Arbu... Arbut...

Arbuthnott.

The Bosporus Ferry will shortly

depart for Istanbul Sirkeci Station,

connecting with the Orient Express.

Not now.

Not now. When it's all over.

When it's behind us. Then.

What a funny little man.

Obviously a frog.

It can be important.

...between East and West, where you

can eat the finest Oriental food.

Good evening, sir.

This way, please.

Ecco finalmente un amico.

Monsieur Poirot.

Bianchi.

How are you, my friend?

- Good to see you.

- You have saved me from apoplexy.

- Sit down.

- Thank you.

You have not dined well.

The skewers are of better quality

than the kebab.

The bottle is more

distinguished than its wine.

And the coffee.

Fortunately, I have been called

to London. I leave tonight.

- On the Orient Express?

- How else?

Evviva! I have a traveling companion.

Eccellente.

Well, where shall we dine?

I am desolate, Monsieur Poirot.

There is not one single first-class

sleeping berth on the entire train.

- What? In December?

- In December, signor.

Has Bulgaria declared war on Turkey?

Are the aristocracy fleeing

the country?

I am a director of the line,

Monsieur Hercule Poirot

is not only a detective

of international fame and distinction,

but he is also my personal friend.

Signor Bianchi, Monsieur Poirot...

Courage, my friend,

we'll arrange something.

Andiamo!

We must go. Come on.

The Orient Express will depart

from platform one at 9 PM.

For Uzonk?r? Sofia, Belgrade,

Zagreb, Brod, Trieste, Venice,

Milan, Lausanne,

Bazel, Paris, Calais,

with connections for London.

Bonsoir, Pierre.

Madame la Princesse,

mes hommages!

Num?o quatorze.

- Fr?lein Schmidt, Willkommen!

- Guten Tag.

Bett. Nummer sechs.

- Danke sch?.

- Bitte sch?.

Orient Express departs from

platform one at 9 PM.

Az Andrenyi Gr?ot es Gr?n?

mindig sz?esen l?om.

A 12-tes.

Mrs. Hubbard.

It's always an honor to greet you.

You have your favorite number, 11.

Ecco, Signor Bianchi.

Benvenuto!

Numero nove. Come sempre.

Grazie, Pierre. I understand

that you are full up.

It's unbelievable, signor.

All the world elects to travel tonight.

Nonetheless, you must find room

for Monsieur Poirot here.

Monsieur Hercule Poirot?

- The famous...

- Precisely.

And he is also a personal

friend of mine.

Please be so good as to direct...

Fr?en Ohlsson, god afton!

Plats nummer sju.

Sju...

Something is lost?

My little medal of St. Christopher,

to bring me luck and deliver...

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Paul Dehn

Paul Dehn (pronounced “Dane”; 5 November 1912 – 30 September 1976) was a British screenwriter, best known for Goldfinger, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Planet of the Apes sequels and Murder on the Orient Express. Dehn and his partner, James Bernard, won the Academy Award for best Motion Picture story for Seven Days to Noon. more…

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