An exotic array of characters boards the famed Orient Express in Istanbul, including punctilious detective Hercule Poirot. However, even his presence cannot prevent a fellow passenger’s murder.
Albert Finney is extremely shouty and a little too aggressive as fussy Belgian detective Poirot but earned an Oscar nomination for his performance. It’s not a patch on David Suchet’s definitive portrayal in the long-running London Weekend Television production of Poirot.
The supporting cast does everything that is expected of it, with Ingrid Bergman’s Oscar-winning turn just about the pick of a stellar selection.
Pierre Paul Michel