Murder on the Orient Express

Murder On the Orient Express (watch the movie trailer)

This is a classic. A must read. Agatha Christie does a great job of setting up and doling out the facts/clues of this murder and all on a moving train! The movie version of this done in 1974 is a classic as well. It reads as a who’s who in Hollywood: Sean Connery (sigh!), Ingrid Bergman (great dowdy, German spinster), Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud (butler, of course), Jacqueline Basset (I love her clothes)… and the incomparable Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot – his character is masterfully done, as is the old woman played by Wendy Hiller. I love that thing she does with her mouth! You need to read it and see it if you haven’t! Read it first, of course. Don’t worry, it doesn’t spoil the movie. That is a feast for the eyes.

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  1. Outstanding post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Bless you!

    • Are you interested in the story itself? It’s quite a fun one. A group of diverse people get on a train (the Orient Express) going somewhere, I can’t remember where. A bossy middle-aged millionare ends up getting murdered in his sleep behind a locked door! And since Hercule Poriot just happens to be on the train, he takes it upon himself to solve the mystery. He interviews each person, finds out their story (are they telling the truth?!) and reveals how the murder was committed in the typical everyone is in the same train car when he tells how the deed was done style. I don’t want to give too much away and spoil your fun if you want to read or watch it.


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