6.7/10
533
22 user 2 critic

Seven Dials Mystery (1981)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Mystery, Romance | TV Movie April 1981
Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent is a pert, aggressive young aristocrat that insinuates herself into a series of murders, stolen state secrets, and a mysterious secret society.

Director:

Tony Wharmby

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), Pat Sandys (adapted from the novel by)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (TV Movie 1980)
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby
Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles
Partners in Crime (TV Mini-Series 1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Agatha Christie's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunit mysteries.

Stars: Francesca Annis, James Warwick, Reece Dinsdale
The Secret Adversary (TV Movie 1983)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.

Director: Tony Wharmby
Stars: James Warwick, Francesca Annis, Gavan O'Herlihy
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Director: Julian Amyes
Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell
Murder with Mirrors (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Carrie Louise Serrocold (Bette Davis) suspects that someone is trying to poison her, she sends for the one person who might be able to help, her old friend Miss Jane Marple (Helen Hayes).

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Helen Hayes, Bette Davis, John Mills
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Miss Marple comes to solve the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Director: Guy Hamilton
Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson
Murder in Three Acts (TV Movie 1986)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

Director: Gary Nelson
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.

Director: Christopher Petit
Stars: Joan Hickson, Donald Pleasence, Adrian Lukis
Murder Is Easy (TV Movie 1982)
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An American computer expert meets a distraught old lady on a train and she tells him that a homicidal maniac is stalking her quiet little village.

Director: Claude Whatham
Stars: Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down, Olivia de Havilland
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When Miss Marple is invited to the manor house of an old friend, it is not long before a puzzling murder puts her mind to work.

Director: Norman Stone
Stars: Joan Hickson, Jean Simmons, Joss Ackland
A Caribbean Mystery (TV Movie 1983)
Crime | Mystery | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

While Miss Marple is on vacation in a luxurious Caribbean resort, a fellow guest confides he has evidence that another resident of the hotel is an unscrupulous serial murderer but is poisoned before he can reveal his identity to her.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Helen Hayes, Barnard Hughes, Jameson Parker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Gielgud ... Marquis of Caterhan
Harry Andrews ... Superintendent Battle
Cheryl Campbell ... Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent
James Warwick ... Jimmy Thesiger
Joyce Redman ... Lady Coote
Leslie Sands Leslie Sands ... Sir Oswald Coote
Lucy Gutteridge ... Lorraine Wade
Terence Alexander ... George Lomax
Rula Lenska ... Countess Radzsky
Christopher Scoular Christopher Scoular ... Bill Eversleigh
James Griffiths James Griffiths ... Rupert 'Pongo' Bateman
Brian Wilde ... Tredwell
Hetty Baynes Hetty Baynes ... Vera (as Henrieta Baynes)
John Vine John Vine ... Ronny Devereux
Robert Longden Robert Longden ... Gerry Wade
Edit

Storyline

When Gerry Wade sleeps in and is late for breakfast, his friends find that he has a very good reason - he's been murdered. Lady Eileen Brent, known to her friends as Bundle and in whose bed Wade died, returns home and decides to investigate. When a second man is killed, he mentions something about " ...seven dials...tell Jimmy Thesiger..." but Thesiger has no idea what he was talking about. What they learn is of the existence of a secret society and of a hugely valuable formula for making a specialized form of steel. But who exactly is behind the two murders and why were they killed? Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Тайна семи циферблатов See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The roman numeral for the "eleven" o'clock position on the hoods is reversed reading 'IX' instead of 'XI'. Later in the movie it is corrected but they didn't make new hoods; instead they inked over the leading 'I' and added an 'I' after the 'X'. See more »

Quotes

Marquis of Caterhan: Inconsiderate, that's what I call it, distinctly inconsiderate.
Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent: People have to die somewhere.
Marquis of Caterhan: Well they don't need to die in my house.
Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent: Lots of people have, masses of stuffy old great grandfathers and grandmothers.
Marquis of Caterhan: That's quite different. Of course I expect family to die here. But I do object to strangers!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sing a Song of Sixpence, A Pocket Full of Rye...
9 December 2007 | by tml_pohlak_13See all my reviews

Unbelievable adaptation! Completely and utterly faithful to the novel, except for 2 things: 1) The climax is slightly altered to make it more "scary" 2) During the climax, #7 explains the purpose of the Seven Dials before revealing him/herself

The acting was fantastic! (Bundle's dad is portrayed so perfectly, it's almost scary!) You could watch this while reading the book, that's how faithful it is! The humorous scenes are still there, Bundle and her dad providing most of them. Some people complain that it is too long. Not at all, the length is just right! A long and drawn-out adaptation is WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS?.

An overall summary: One of those rare "perfect adaptations" which you'd like to watch over and over again. It deserves more than 10/10, but that is not allowed.


17 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed