#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Miss Jane Marple’s (Dame Margaret Rutherford’s) on-board a train when she sees what appears to to be, a murder – a woman being strangled – in a passing train. When the Police refuse to believe her story, she decides to do some investigating of her own. In this, Rutherford’s first appearance (as well as her first on-screen appearance) as Dame Agatha Christie’s beloved sleuth. Though fans of the stories can see instantly see that Dame Margaret Rutherford does not fit Dame Agatha Christie’s physical description of her, and Dame Agatha was not a fan with the casting decision – at first. But, when the two women met, they became big admirers of each other (Christie even dedicated one of her books; “The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side” – to her “friend, Margaret Rutherford”.
Plot: Miss Marple believes she’s seen a murder in a passing-by train, yet when the police find no evidence she decides to investigate it on her own.
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Delightful depiction of Miss Jane Marple
So yes, Miss Agatha Christie herself did not quite care for Miss Margaret Rutherford in the role but Miss Rutherford made of the part her own in her own inimitable fashion even going to the extent of having her very own obedient side-kick, her real-life husband Stringer Davis, known as Jim Stringer in the series, inserted into it. She called the shots and kept the studio afloat. And what a series!
This is the first in it and it evokes the era extraordinarily well, the quick murder and disposal of the body, the old country house, the many suspicious relatives and one of my favourites, James Robertson Justice heading up the entire clan. He even gets to propose to the lady herself, so impressed is he with her detecting.
Add the requisite cute kid, Ronnie Raymond, an excellent bit part by Joan Hickson (the future Miss Marple in the excellent BBC series) and what faults are there to be found in this unique first film of four in the series.
8 out of 10.
Incredibly entertaining, wonderful use of black and white film medium and a really good score.
“A policeman’s work is never done.” … “Or a woman’s.”
Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple mystery “4:50 from Paddington” gets a fine screen-translation here, with Margaret Rutherford excellent as Jane Marple, the impertinent lover of whodunits. After witnessing a murder on a train, Marple deduces the victim’s body was thrown overboard near the country estate of an eccentric British family; she proceeds to land herself a job as maid to the household in order to investigate further. A memorable yarn, though the plot peaks at the midway point, with the discovery of the corpse; the concluding events consist mainly of finger-pointing. Terrific early scenes complimented by Geoffrey Faithful’s excellent cinematography and a lively score from Ron Goodwin. Remade twice for television: in 1987 with Joan Hickson in the lead (who appears here as Mrs. Kidder) and also in 2004 as part of the “Agatha Christie’s Marple” series featuring Geraldine McEwan. **1/2 from ****
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director George Pollock
Writer Agatha Christie, David D. Osborn, David Pursall
Actors Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow
Country United Kingdom
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm