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Death on the Nile

Death on the Nile

Peter Ustinov
Director: John Guillermin Cast: Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
, Jane Birkin
Jane Birkin
, Lois Chiles
Lois Chiles
John Guillermin

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Peter Ustinov began his long association with the Hercule Poirot character of murder mystery novelist Agatha Christie with this lavish but financially disappointing follow-up to the popular Murder on the Orient Express (1974). During a luxurious pleasure cruise down the Nile aboard a lavish vessel populated with wealthy passengers, widely despised heiress and home wrecker Linnet Ridgeway (Lois Chiles) is murdered. Also aboard is famed Belgian detective Poirot (Ustinov) and his taciturn traveling companion, Colonel Race (David Niven). Poirot undertakes an investigation into Ridgeway's killing. Among the colorful suspects are Salome (Angela Lansbury) and Rosalie Otterbourne (Olivia Hussey), Doctor Bessner (Jack Warden), Mrs. Van Schuyler (Bette Davis), Miss Bowers (Maggie Smith), and Jacqueline De Bellefort (Mia Farrow). As more bodies pile up, however, it appears that nearly everyone aboard has a motive. The script for Death on the Nile (1978) was adapted by Anthony Shaffer, the writer of Sleuth (1972) and the identical twin brother of Amadeus (1984) author Peter Shaffer.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/2020
UPC: 0738329249045
Original Release: 1978
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 2:20:00
Sales rank: 5,864

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson; The making of Death on the Nile; Interview with Peter Ustinov; Interview with Jane Birkin; Theatrical teaser & trailer; 1920x1080p

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Ustinov Hercule Poirot
Jane Birkin Louise Bourget
Lois Chiles Linnet Ridgeway
David Niven Colonel Rice
Bette Davis Mrs. Van Schuyler
Mia Farrow Jacqueline De Bellefort
Angela Lansbury Mrs. Salome Otterbourne
Jon Finch Ferguson
George Kennedy Andrew Pennington
Olivia Hussey Rosalie Otterbourne
Simon MacCorkindale Simon Doyle
Maggie Smith Miss Bowers
Jack Warden Dr. Ludwig Bessner
Harry Andrews Barnstaple
I.S. Johar Manager of The Karnak
Sam Wanamaker Rockford

Technical Credits
John Guillermin Director
Brian Ackland Art Director
Brian Ackland-Snow Production Designer
Terry Ackland-Snow Art Director,Production Designer
John Brabourne Producer
Jack Cardiff Cinematographer
Dan Carlin Art Director
Chris Carreras Asst. Director
Malcolm Cooke Editor
Richard Goodwin Producer
Peter Murton Production Designer
Anthony Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Nino Rota Score Composer
Anthony Shaffer Screenwriter
Ted Sturgis Asst. Director
Agatha Christie Source Author

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