Agatha Christie’s Marple: The Pale Horse

August 12, 2013 - Comment

“Good fun” –The Mirror (U.K.) As seen on the PBS Mystery! series Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie, Cranford) receives a mysterious list of names from her friend Father Gorman, who sent it moments before he was brutally murdered on a London street. She soon discovers that people on the list are dying. A clue leads her

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“Good fun” –The Mirror (U.K.)

As seen on the PBS Mystery! series

Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie, Cranford) receives a mysterious list of names from her friend Father Gorman, who sent it moments before he was brutally murdered on a London street. She soon discovers that people on the list are dying. A clue leads her to the Pale Horse Inn in Hampshire, a spooky establishment run by three modern-day witches. As she closes in on the truth, one of the guests is found dead in his bed, and Miss Marple learns that her own life may be in danger.

This “quintessential Agatha Christie murder mystery” (The Times, U.K.) features a star-studded cast including Oscar® nominee Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine), Sarah Alexander (Coupling), JJ Feild (Northanger Abbey), and Bill Paterson (Traffik).

Comments

Dr Mike C says:

Only One New Movie I know everyone will jump down my throat for this review, but I will still give it. Did I love the old Pale Horse? Yes. Do I love the new Pale Horse? Yes. Both versions are what you expect. The first one is the way that A&E used to do Agatha Christie; a lot of detail to the actual mystery, which I love. The new one is the way that ITV now does Agatha Christie; fun to watch, less attention to the details of the Christie plot. I love both approaches. I loved the Joan Hickson Marple, as well…

Harold Wolf "Doc" says:

2 Agatha Christie `The Pale Horse’ adaptations filmed 14 years apart ADAPTATIONS x2, so purists that do not accept changes from an author’s novel will be disappointed. There are alterations for new generations, to fit TV feature-length presentations. These changes seem to work. Much fun in watching them both and trying to decide which version, 1996 or 2010, has the better cast, writing, location, music, etc. My review is for entertainment value of an adapted Agatha Christie story, “The Pale Horse”, and not concerned with the TV requirement to eliminate…

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