Hot Picks

- There's No Such Thing as Zombies 2020

- Ready for My Close Up 2019

- Love Kills 2024

- Rally Caps 2024

- All Happy Families 2023

- Last Night on Earth 2024

- Revenge Tour 2024

- The Culture of Hip Hop: The Staten Island Story - Part 3 2024

- Jennie, Wife/Child 1968

- Creatures of Habit 2024

- In the Dreams of Those with Unblinking Eyes 2024

- Tell That to the Winter Sea 2024

- The Magic of Santa Claus 2024

- Little Deaths 2023

- Graveyard Shark 2024

- Alien Outbreak 2020

- The Kingdom by the Sea 2024

- Common Law Wife 1963

- Dance Rivals 2024

- The Exorcism 2024

- Inheritance 2024

- Hundreds of Beavers 2023

- The After Dark 2024

- For Prophet 2024

- #ChadGets-TheAxe 2022

- The Guyver 1991

- Double Exposure 2024

- Live One 2024

- Queen Rising 2024

- The G 2023

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Midnight Feature 2024

- Deadland 2023

- The Red Lips of the Octopus 2023

- A Gangster's Kiss 2024

- Homework 1982

- Vindication Swim 2024

- Bermondsey Tales: Fall of the Roman Empire 2024

- As I Believe the World to Be 2023

- 2015: Future Uncertain 2024

- Guy Friends 2024

- A Rocky Mountain Affair 2024

- The Moor 2023

- Insane Like Me? 2024

- Grandma's Cookies: A Christmas Tale 2024

- The Keepers of the 5 Kingdoms 2024

- Arena Wars 2024

- Static Cling 2024

- Realm of Shadows 2024

- The Girl in the Trunk 2024

- Buying Time 2024

- Cosmos 2021

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

Murder Most Foul
Vier Frauen und ein Mord

UK 1964
directed by George Pollock
starring Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Andrew Cruickshank, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Stringer Davis, Megs Jenkins, Ralph Michael, James Bolam, Francesca Annis, Pauline Jameson, Alison Seebohm, Maurice Good, Dennis Price
based on the novel Mrs. McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie

Miss Marple, Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

The Addams Family

Alice in Wonderland

Arsène Lupin

Batman

Bigfoot

Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan

Cinderella

Deerslayer

Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who

Dracula

Edgar Wallace made in Germany

Elizabeth Bathory

Emmanuelle

Fantomas

Flash Gordon

Frankenstein

Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu

Fuzzy

Gamera

Godzilla

Hercules

El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim

Justine

Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution

Lobo

Lone Wolf and Cub

Lupin III

Maciste

Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong

Mothra

The Munsters

Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera

Philip Marlowe

Philo Vance

Quatermass

Robin Hood

The Saint

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes

Spider-Man

Star Trek

Sukeban Deka

Superman

Tarzan

Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers

Three Stooges

Three Supermen

Winnetou

Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman

Yojimbo

Zatoichi

Zorro

Available on DVD!

To buy, click on link(s) below and help keep this site afloat (commissions earned)

Always make sure of DVD-compatibility!!!

When Mrs McGinty, a barmaid, is found hanged with her lodger fiddling about with her rope, it seems a clear case of murder with the lodger as the culprit - for everyone but Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) that is, who sits in the jury, thus cusing a re-trial at a later date. & until that date, Miss Marple - with the help of Mr.Stinger (Stringer Davis) decides to take up investigations of her own.

Certain clues soon reveal Mrs McGinty as a blackmailer with relations to Cossgood's (Ron Moody) theatre company, where Miss Marple soon succeeds to get hired to work undercover - & not a moment too soon it seems, since as soon as she has the job, another stiff, George (Maurice Good), turns up, poisoned.

The rest of the actors seem a pretty weird bunch too, including Ralph (Ralph Michael), an aging actor definitely past his prime but still chasing after every barmaid in town, his jealous wife Maureen (Pauline Jameson), Sheila Upward (Francesca Annis), the daughter of a rich family, & her fieancé Bill (James Bolam), or weird girl Eva (Alison Seebohm), who thinks she has premonitions & was madly in love with the dead George, among others.

Soon Miss Marple has pieced a puzzle together, that includes an actress, who once starred in a play by Cossgood, but later killed her husband & herself over a decade ago. Her offspring (male or female nobody knows) though was brought up by the deceased Mrs McGinty ... so could the offspring be the killer of his adoptive mother ? Or a former lover of the homicidal/suicidal actress ?

So Miss Marple - after antoher killing - decides to set up a trap for the killer, luring him to kill her, at the premiere of the newest play of the company - a murder mystery with Miss Marple as detective - & she almost catches the wrong person, Eva, who holds Miss Marple to be responsible for George's death, before the trap finally springs on Bill, who desperately needs to marry rich girl Sheila, which is why he couldn' afford for anyone to know he had a homicidal & suicidal mother, which was what Mrs McGinty blackmailed him with. Of course, in the right moment, Miss Marple's trusted friend inspector Craddock (Charles 'Bud' Tingwell) can interfere & arrest Bill ...

 

As usual with the Margaret Rutherford/Miss Marple-series, this movie has little to do with Agatha Christie, & the murder mystery & especially the solution are at best remotely convincing, but it is so beautifully & humourously played (though not by far as comedic as Murder Ahoy, the next entry in the series), with a carefully selected cast of British eccentrics in the key roles (including such seemingly unimportant supporting roles as Dennis Price as a theatrical agent & Andrew Cruckshank as judge) that one would be hard pressed not to like the movie.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

Feeling lucky?
Want to
search
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results?
(commissions earned)

The links below
will take you
just there!!!

Find Murder Most Foul
at the amazons ...

USA  amazon.com

Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)  amazon.co.uk

Germany (East AND West)  amazon.de

Looking for imports?
Find Murder Most Foul here ...

Thailand  eThaiCD.com
Your shop for all things Thai


Thanks for watching !!!

 

 

In times of uncertainty of a possible zombie outbreak, a woman has to decide between two men - only one of them's one of the undead.

 

There's No Such Thing as Zombies
starring
Luana Ribeira, Rudy Barrow and Rami Hilmi
special appearances by
Debra Lamb and Lynn Lowry

 

directed by
Eddie Bammeke

written by
Michael Haberfelner

produced by
Michael Haberfelner, Luana Ribeira and Eddie Bammeke

 

now streaming at

Amazon

Amazon UK

Vimeo

 

 

 

Robots and rats,
demons and potholes,
cuddly toys and
shopping mall Santas,
love and death and everything in between,
Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

is all of that.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to
-
a collection of short stories and mini-plays
ranging from the horrific to the darkly humourous,
from the post-apocalyptic
to the weirdly romantic,
tales that will give you a chill and maybe a chuckle, all thought up by
the twisted mind of
screenwriter and film reviewer
Michael Haberfelner.

 

Tales to Chill
Your Bones to

the new anthology by
Michael Haberfelner

 

Out now from
Amazon!!!