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Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | December 1963 (Austria)
When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Marple suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.

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Hector Enderby
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The old and wealthy Mr. Enderby dies of a heart attack but the ever suspicious Miss Marple has her doubts. Who or what gave him a heart attack? Enderby's poor relatives gather at the The Gallop, a combined boarding-house and riding school. Miss Marple also gets there to find out if any of them had any particular reasons to see him dead. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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(The Raciest Mystery of the Season!)


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December 1963 (Austria)  »

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Der Wachsblumenstrauß  »

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Trivia

At the scene of the second murder, while Miss Milcrest is being interviewed by Miss Marple and Inspector Craddock you can see a number of figurines behind Miss Craddock. Some in a cabinet and some on a shelf along the wall to the left of said cabinet. Some of the figurines on the shelf dipict the Wizard of OZ. It starts with the Tin Man Dorothy possibly the Scare Crow and then the Witch. (Working right to left along the shelf to the corner and continuing along the wall). It's possible the Lion is placed behind Miss Millcrest'a head. See more »

Goofs

At the second murder scene, Miss Marple, while seated, grasps Inspector Craddock's arm to tell him something. When rebuffed by him, she is shown removing her hand twice between shots. See more »

Quotes

Miss Jane Marple: [in riding habit] Oh, Miss Milchrest, good morning. How nice to see you again.
Miss Milchrest: [apparently frightened] Good morning.
Miss Jane Marple: Don't look so frightened, my dear. I've done my quota of murders for today.
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Follows Murder She Said (1961) See more »

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Another wonderful Margaret Rutherford romp.
16 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple delights her audience in this wonderful mystery. Her use of the phrase, " I have a little tittle tattle for you inspector" is used as only Ms. Rutherford can. The concluding verbal scene with Robert Morley completes a wonderful motion picture.


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