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Hercule Poirot (Tony Randall) is strangely engaging as you keep comparing Randalls performance to others whom are apparently more preferred, but Randall does hold up and gives the character enough gravitas to make it interesting and entertaining. Great cast does more than its' share to insure an enjoyable film. Robert Morley as Hastings is delightful , but Anita Ekberg is wasted as the femme fatale. Not having read the book I can only assume the film does not follow it which can be a disappointment to some.Still I found that Tashlin does a good job of keeping the film moving and progressing to a satisfactory conclusion. Look for Margaret Rutherford cameo as an uncredited Miss Marple, she is always wonderful to see. B & W . Run time 90 minutes.
Tony Randall,What Were They Thinking
Sorry,didn't like this at all,not after Ustinov And The Great Sir David Suchet.Couldn't stand Randall in this part,although he's a good actor.
In a word: AWFUL!
Fans of Agatha Christie are advised to steer clear of this travesty. The story, as presented here, bears almost no resemblence to the original novel, and Poirot, as re-imagined by the screenwriters, is virtually unrecognizable. It's hard to believe that it took TWO screenwriters to come up with something this bad: an absolutely mangled murder mystery played as a lame slapstick comedy. Zero Mostel was originally cast to play Poirot but pulled out due to delays caused by Agatha Christie being unhappy with the script, but clearly she wasn't nearly unhappy enough because the thing still got made and it still stunk. Anyone who has seen and enjoyed David Suchet's brilliant portrayals of Hercule Poirot will be especially disturbed by this cringe-worthy mess.
Agatha Christie with a difference
This film is not that bad but the story has been changed and does not quite work. However, Tony Randall as Poirot is fine as are the rest of the cast. It is just different from most versions of Poirot so it takes a bit of getting used to but it is still well worth watching.