Murder on the Orient Express

Synopsis: Agatha Christie's classic whodunit speeds into the twenty-first century. World-famous sleuth Hercule Poirot has just finished a case in Istanbul and is returning home to London onboard the luxurious Orient Express. But, the train comes to a sudden halt when a rock slide blocks the tracks ahead. And all the thrills of riding the famous train come to a halt when a man discovered dead in his compartment, stabbed nine times. The train is stranded. No one has gotten on or gotten off. That can only mean one thing: the killer is onboard, and it is up to Hercule Poirot to find him.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
100 min


Lieutenant, you lie to Poirot!

You say that you were

in the barracks by midnight.

But Poirot has proved this

to be false!

At a quarter to 1:00

in the morning,

you were seen

over two miles away

in the company

of the woman who died!

General, this is not a murder,

as is suggested

by the Palestinian police.

But I do believe

that the lieutenant

lied about his whereabouts...

first, out of panic.

And then by sticking

to this lie,

by reinforcing it

with lie after lie,

through weeks and weeks

of deception,

he has heaped suspicion

and the deep shame

on himself, his regiment,

and his wife.

General, the neck of this woman

was not broken by the human hand

but by a fall.

You see here where her neck,

it is broken

in not one but two places.

Put it down!

Before I take my leave

of you in Stamboul, monsieur... commanding officer

has once more

asked me to impress upon you

his thanks

for solving

our regimental difficulty.

If I may speak

out of turn, sir...

...I think it unjust

that one mistake

cost Lieutenant Morris

so dearly.

He was a good man

who was involved in an accident.


He made an error of judgment.

He was a good man.

It did not have to end

in suicide.

I think he believed

he had no choice.

Oh. A man like your friend,

lieutenant, always has choice.

And it was his choice to lie

that brought him into difficulty

with the law.

Mr. Ratchett, sir.

The details have arrived

for the Italian properties, sir.


Very good, sir.

We're almost there.

Don't rush.

- What time is the train again?

- Down here.

What time is it, John.

We mustn't miss it.

It's 9:

Don't worry.

No, don't.

When it's all over... then.


- What's happening?

- What's happening?

Hey. Hey!

Leave this woman alone!

What's happening here?

She's pregnant

another man's child.

The husband wants justice.

- We can't... What can we do?

- Mary.

Come here!

Come here, Mary!

- No!

- Mary.

John, stop them.

What will they do to her?

- No!

- Mary! Mary!

Mary, please.




Come away.

Welcome to

the Tokatlian, monsieur.

Merci. And may I inquire if

you have for me any messages?

You may, and... do, monsieur.


I am so sorry, but I will

have to cancel my reservation.

I am called back to London

but immediately.

Of course.

And if you would be so kind

as to book for me a passage

tonight on the Orient Express.

- Of course, sir.

- Merci.

Leave that alone.

Leave that alone.

If I'd needed assistance, boy,

I'd have asked for it.

Hercule Poirot?

Hercule Poirot, this is you.

What are you doing in Istanbul?

Monsieur, I... I travel

from Palestine to London.

So, uh, you will be traveling

back on the Orient Express?

- Oui. Tonight.

- So am I!

I am the director of the line,

you see?

Oh, but... Pardon.

Of course. It's M. Bouc.

Forgive me.

Now I remember.

Of course you do. I'm...

- Monsieur. I am sorry, monsieur.

This evening the Calais coach

on the Orient Express

is fully booked.

Is it?

- But I will travel tomorrow.

No, no, no. There will be

a berth for you, Poirot.

We keep things back.

There is always room.

It is my business,

and you will be fine.

He's with me.

He's with me.

- Good evening.

- Bonsoir, monsieur.

Nummer acht.

- Frulein Schmidt, bitte.

- Thank you.

And you are in number 14,

Princess Dragomiroff.

- Merci, Michel.

- Je vous en prie.

Eh, Michel! Ah!

Bonsoir, M. Bouc.

It's such a pleasure

to see you again.


I hear you are full up tonight.

Yeah, it's incredible.

The train is fully booked.

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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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