Opening credits from Death on the Nile (1978) (16)

Death on the Nile


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| Film | United Kingdom | Colour | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 2h 20min |
| Stars: Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Lois Chiles | Director: John Guillermin

Hercule Poirot solves the mystery of who killed the spoilt heiress on a steamer cruising down the Nile

A murderer strikes on board the luxury Nile steamer Karnak – and Hercule Poirot faces his most baffling case


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Peter Ustinov
Hercule Poirot
Jane Birkin
Louise Bourget
Lois Chiles
Linnet Ridgeway Doyle
Bette Davis
Mrs Van Schuyler
Mia Farrow
Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ De Bellefort
Jon Finch
Mr Ferguson
Olivia Hussey
Rosalie Otterbourne
I S Johar
Manager of the Karnak
George Kennedy
Andrew Pennington
Angela Lansbury
Mrs Salome Otterbourne
Simon MacCorkindale
Simon Doyle
American publicity photograph featuring British actor David Niven
Colonel Race
Maggie Smith
Miss Bowers
Jack Warden
Dr Bessner
Harry Andrews
Sam Wanamaker
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A pleasant thirties atmosphere and the travel poster backgrounds are the chief assets of this rather hesitant whodunnit that plays fair enough with the audience but gives its popular cast too little to do, while its constant repetitions of the crime become rather ghoulish. On the whole, though, a very passable representation of an old-fashioned genre, and a few points up on Murder on the Orient Express. (Halliwell’s)


Opening credits from Death on the Nile (1978) (16)


John Guillermin
John Brabourne
Richard Goodwin
Anthony Shaffer
Writer (screenplay)


EMI Films
Production company
Mersham Productions Ltd.
Production company
Distribution company
EMI Films
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