Hot Picks

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Melvin the Birder 2020

- Wow Signal 2017

- H4 2012

- Cupid 2020

- Deadly Manor 1990

- The Insurrection 2020

- The Girl in the Crawlspace 2018

- Rooftops 2020

- Tapeworm 2019

- What Love Looks Like 2020

- Agramon's Gate 2020

- Lessons Learned 2020

- Help from Above 2019

- The Limits of Control 2009

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Appiness 2018

- Keepsake! 2019

- Softness of Bodies 2018

- Murmur 2019

- The House by the Cemetery 1981

- Yamasong 2020

- Beyond the Law 2019

- A Stranger Among the Living 2020

- Making Faces 2019

- Psycho-Therapy 2019

- The Narrative of Victor Karloch 2020

- Shoot to Marry 2020

- A Perfect Host 2019

- Mommy 1995

- Teacher Shortage 2020

- Perfect 2020

- The Divide 2019

- Human Hibachi 2020

- The Mannequin 2020

- Bite Night 2020

- Mother 2020

- The Cannibal Killer: The Real Story of Jeffrey Dahmer 2020

- My Hindu Friend 2015

- Creation 2016

- Black Angel 1946

- The Kingdom of Var 2019

- Tribes 2020

- Medicated 2018

- Edge of the Axe 1988

- Bloodhound 2020

- My Nights with Susan, Sandra, Olga & Julie 1975

- John #3 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Murder Most Foul
Vier Frauen und ein Mord

UK 1964
directed by George Pollock
starring Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Andrew Cruickshank, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Stringer Davis, Megs Jenkins, Ralph Michael, James Bolam, Francesca Annis, Pauline Jameson, Alison Seebohm, Maurice Good, Dennis Price
based on the novel Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie

Miss Marple, Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Quatermass

Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD !

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility !!!

When Mrs McGinty, a barmaid, is found hanged with her lodger fiddling about with her rope, it seems a clear case of murder with the lodger as the culprit - for everyone but Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) that is, who sits in the jury, thus cusing a re-trial at a later date. & until that date, Miss Marple - with the help of Mr.Stinger (Stringer Davis) decides to take up investigations of her own.

Certain clues soon reveal Mrs McGinty as a blackmailer with relations to Cossgood's (Ron Moody) theatre company, where Miss Marple soon succeeds to get hired to work undercover - & not a moment too soon it seems, since as soon as she has the job, another stiff, George (Maurice Good), turns up, poisoned.

The rest of the actors seem a pretty weird bunch too, including Ralph (Ralph Michael), an aging actor definitely past his prime but still chasing after every barmaid in town, his jealous wife Maureen (Pauline Jameson), Sheila Upward (Francesca Annis), the daughter of a rich family, & her fieancé Bill (James Bolam), or weird girl Eva (Alison Seebohm), who thinks she has premonitions & was madly in love with the dead George, among others.

Soon Miss Marple has pieced a puzzle together, that includes an actress, who once starred in a play by Cossgood, but later killed her husband & herself over a decade ago. Her offspring (male or female nobody knows) though was brought up by the deceased Mrs McGinty ... so could the offspring be the killer of his adoptive mother ? Or a former lover of the homicidal/suicidal actress ?

So Miss Marple - after antoher killing - decides to set up a trap for the killer, luring him to kill her, at the premiere of the newest play of the company - a murder mystery with Miss Marple as detective - & she almost catches the wrong person, Eva, who holds Miss Marple to be responsible for George's death, before the trap finally springs on Bill, who desperately needs to marry rich girl Sheila, which is why he couldn' afford for anyone to know he had a homicidal & suicidal mother, which was what Mrs McGinty blackmailed him with. Of course, in the right moment, Miss Marple's trusted friend inspector Craddock (Charles 'Bud' Tingwell) can interfere & arrest Bill ...

 

As usual with the Margaret Rutherford/Miss Marple-series, this movie has little to do with Agatha Christie, & the murder mystery & especially the solution are at best remotely convincing, but it is so beautifully & humourously played (though not by far as comedic as Murder Ahoy, the next entry in the series), with a carefully selected cast of British eccentrics in the key roles (including such seemingly unimportant supporting roles as Dennis Price as a theatrical agent & Andrew Cruckshank as judge) that one would be hard pressed not to like the movie.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky ?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Murder Most Foul
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports ?
Find Murder Most Foul here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Murder Most Foul at adultvideouniverse.com


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!

 

 

 

On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide
WHICH IS WORSE!!!

 

A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
starring
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD