Evil under the Sun

Evil under the Sun

Peter Ustinov
Director: Guy Hamilton Cast: Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
, Jane Birkin
Jane Birkin
, Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
Guy Hamilton

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Overview

Peter Ustinov makes his second appearance as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in this adaptation of the popular Agatha Christie mystery. When noted stage star Arlena Marshall (Diana Rigg) is found murdered while visiting a posh island resort, Poirot is called upon to find the culprit, but given Marshall's shrewish personality and propensity for making enemies, the question isn't "Who wanted to see her dead?" but "Who didn't?" The suspects include Rex Brewster (Roddy McDowall), a writer penning a biography of Arlena that the actress tried to stop; Odell and Myra Gardener (James Mason and Sylvia Miles), theatrical producers who were financially shafted when Arlena refused to appear in a show; Arlena's husband, Kenneth (Denis Quilley); Kenneth's lover, Daphne (Maggie Smith); Patrick Redfern (Nicholas Clay), who was having an affair with Arlena; and Christine (Jane Birkin), Nicholas' wife. Ustinov would play Poirot again three years later in the made-for-TV feature Thirteen at Dinner.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/2020
UPC: 0738329249052
Original Release: 1982
Rating: PG
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 13,421

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson; The Making of Evil Under the Sun; Radio Spots; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Ustinov Hercule Poirot
Jane Birkin Christine Redfern
Colin Blakely Sir Horace Blatt
Nicholas Clay Patrick Redfern
James Mason Odell Gardener
Roddy McDowall Rex Brewster
Sylvia Miles Myra Gardner
Diana Rigg Arlena Marshall
Maggie Smith Daphne Castle
Emily Hone Linda Marshall
John Alderson Police Sergeant
Dimitri Andreas Gino
Paul Antrim Police Inspector
Cyril Conway Police Surgeon
Robert Dorning Concierge
Barbara Hicks Flewitt's Secretary
Denis Quilley Capt. Marshall
Richard Vernon Flewitt

Technical Credits
Guy Hamilton Director
Agatha Christie Source Author
John Brabourne Producer
Alan Cassie Production Designer
Christopher G. Challis Cinematographer
Richard Goodwin Producer
Peter Howitt Set Decoration/Design
Richard Marden Editor
John Palmer Camera Operator
Cole Porter Score Composer
Anthony Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
John Richards Sound/Sound Designer
Elliot Scott Production Designer
Anthony Shaffer Screenwriter
Jill Carpenter Makeup
John W. Mitchell Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Rowe Sound/Sound Designer

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