Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Albert Finney
Director: Sidney Lumet Cast: Albert Finney
Albert Finney
, Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
, Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
Sidney Lumet

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Overview

Like many of Agatha Christie's mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express is predicated on an actual event, in this case the Lindbergh kidnapping. In the movie, everyone on board the Orient Express seems to have concluded that hateful financier Ratchett (Richard Widmark) was behind the abduction and murder of the infant daughter of a famed aviatrix. Thus, when Ratchett is himself found murdered, everyone is suspect. Normally, the police would handle the investigation, but the train has been stalled by a snowslide halfway between Istanbul and Paris. Thus, it's up to the insufferable but brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (an unrecognizable Albert Finney) to activate his "little grey cells" and determine who's guilty. Among the suspects are colorful characters played by Lauren Bacall, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, Wendy Hiller, John Gielgud, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, and Ingrid Bergman, whose performance won her a third Academy Award. (In her acceptance speech, Bergman apologized for her win, insisting that Day for Night's Valentina Cortese deserved the prize.) The first and best in a long line of contemporary Christie adaptations, the film scores on atmosphere, period detail, and richness of characterization.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/09/2018
UPC: 0032429304278
Original Release: 1974
Rating: PG
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:07:00
Sales rank: 2,625

Special Features

Closed Caption; Agatha Christie: A Portrait; Making Murder On the Orient Express

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Albert Finney Hercule Poirot
Lauren Bacall Mrs. Hubbard
Ingrid Bergman Greta
Sean Connery Col. Arbuthnot
Martin Balsam Bianchi
Vanessa Redgrave Mary Debenham
Jacqueline Bisset Countess Andrenyi
Richard Widmark Ratchett
Colin Blakely Hardman
Jean-Pierre Cassel Pierre
George Coulouris Dr. Constantine
Vernon Dobtcheff Concierge
John Gielgud Beddoes
Wendy Hiller Princess Dragomiroff
Jeremy Lloyd A.D.C.
John Moffatt Chief Attendant
Anthony Perkins McQueen
Denis Quilley Foscarelli
Rachel Roberts Hildegarde
George Silver Chef
Michael York Count Andrenyi

Technical Credits
Sidney Lumet Director
Richard Rodney Bennett Score Composer
John Brabourne Producer
Anne V. Coates Editor
Richard Goodwin Producer
Simon Holland Production Designer
Jack Stephens Art Director
Geoffrey Unsworth Cinematographer
Tony Walton Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Paul Dehn Screenwriter
Peter Handford Sound/Sound Designer
Marcus Dods Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Rowe Sound/Sound Designer
Ted Sturgis Asst. Director
Agatha Christie Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Murder on the Orient Express
1. Chapter 1 [5:05]
2. Chapter 2 [4:30]
1. Chapter 1 [7:23]
2. Chapter 2 [6:25]
1. Chapter 1 [4:17]
2. Chapter 2 [4:58]
1. Chapter 1 [7:20]
2. Chapter 2 [4:44]
1. Chapter 1 [4:49]
2. Chapter 2 [8:34]
1. The Armstrong Kidnapping [:20]
2. Monsieur Hercule Poirot [2:29]
3. Departure Of The Orient Express [3:21]
4. Dining With Total Strangers [3:32]
5. Prelude To Murder [3:08]
6. Too Many Clues [3:55]
7. Questions In The Pullman Coach [5:48]
8. Mrs. Hubbard Plays A Part [1:14]
9. Is The Countess Lying? [6:24]
10. Evasion From Princess Dragomiroff [6:06]
11. Colonel Arbuthnott's Reluctant Answer [7:02]
12. The Dagger [6:36]
13. Gamble Of The Last Interrogation [:48]
14. A More Complex Solution [7:41]
15. The Time Of The Murder [1:43]
16. Signor Bianchi Must Choose [2:54]
17. End Credits [4:50]

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