My Old Addiction

Death On The Nile

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(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, .


Mersham Productions Ltd.

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

Academy Award
Best Costume Design (Anthony Powell)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Foreign Film (United Kingdom)

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