Death On The Nile


(out of 5)

Like Murder On The Orient Express before it, this is an energetic and enjoyable adaptation of an Agatha Christie murder mystery. A group of strangers, old aristocrats and young lovers among them, travel on a barge down the famed Egyptian river and are shocked when one of their passengers, a beautiful heiress, is found murdered. Lucky for the victim, Hercule Poirot ( taking over for Albert Finney in a spot-on performance that couldn’t have suited him better) is on board to interview everyone and find out who did it. Poirot is such a funny character because he’s not really a detective, just a meddlesome old man who can’t help but stick his nose where it doesn’t belong. Highlighted by some gorgeous location shooting, not to mention Anthony Powell’s Oscar-winning costumes, the film boasts an all-star cast of memorable performances including ,  and, most delightfully, .

United Kingdom, 1978

Directed by 

Screenplay by , based on the novel by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Academy Award
Best Costume Design (Anthony Powell)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Foreign Film (United Kingdom)

National Board Of Review Award
Best Supporting Actress (Angela Lansbury)

British Academy Award
Best Costume Design

Best Actor (Peter Ustinov)
Best Supporting Actress (Angela Lansbury)
Best Supporting Actress (Maggie Smith)



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