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Alphabet Murders, The (1965)

alphabetmurders2Having met with cinematic success with Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple as played by Margaret Rutherford, MGM turned to another of Christie’s detectives, Hercule Poirot, here incarnated in the unlikely personage of Tony Randall.

Poirot stalks a killer who is bumping off victims in alphabetical order.

Rutherford makes a guest appearance, but even that fails to enliven the proceedings.

Poirot would be better served by Albert Finney and Peter Ustinov a decade later, but Anita Ekberg fans should note that the buxom blonde is reunited here with her Hollywood or Bust director.

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Hercule Poirot
Tony Randall
Amanda Beatrice Cross
Anita Ekberg
Hastings
Robert Morley
Inspector Japp
Maurice Denham
Duncan Doncaster
Guy Rolfe
Lady Diane
Sheila Allen
Franklin
James Villiers
Betty Barnard
Grazina Frame
Miss Marple
Margaret Rutherford

Director
Frank Tashlin