David Pursall


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Murder Most Foul (1964) -- (Movie Clip) The Blackmailer! Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford as Agatha Christie’s sleuth) with her associate Mr. Stringer (Stringer Davis, who was Mr. Rutherford) deducing the meaning of a cut-up newspaper found at a murder scene, ringing a landlady,(Megs Jenkins), and observed by the annoyed Inspector Craddock (Charles Tingwell) Murder Most Foul, 1964.
Murder Most Foul (1964) -- (Movie Clip) The Lodger's Dilemma Husband of the star, Stringer Davis, as “Mr. Stringer,” appears with Ross Parker and Lucy Griffiths from the local theater company, as Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) arrives, having just caused her murder jury to be hung, with Sydney Arnold as the vicar, early in the third of four MGM-British features based on the Agatha Christie, Murder Most Foul, 1964.
Murder Most Foul (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Are You Jane Marble? Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) has her own reasons for infiltrating a local theater company, but must audition for the fussy director Cosgood (second-billed Ron Moody, in his first scene), choosing a Robert Service poem that was a favorite of Rutherford’s, in the last of her MGM-British features as Agatha Christie’s sleuth, Murder Most Foul, 1964.
Murder Most Foul (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Open, What's All This Here? Clever and nearly nasty opening bit from director George Pollock, from the script by David Pursall and Jack Seddon, based on an Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot novel, from Murder Most Foul, 1964, with a constable (Terry Scott) discovering what looks like a murder, in fictional Milchester, England.
Murder She Said (1961) -- (Movie Clip) A Bad Dream, Indeed! Opening scene, Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) observes a murder in the next train, then tells a dubious ticket clerk (Peter Butterworth) in Murder She Said, 1961, from Agatha Christie's 4:50 From Paddington.
Murder She Said (1961) -- (Movie Clip) We Can't All Be Young And Handsome Anxious Emma (Muriel Pavlow) introduces Jane Marple (Margaret Rutherford), infiltrating the household as a maid, to her blustery father (James Robertson-Justice), in Murder She Said, 1961, from an Agatha Christie novel.
Murder Ahoy -- (1964) -- (Movie Clip) To Put Backbone Into Young Jellyfish In her village where Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford, in an original, non-Agathae Christie story), who was outfitted with a naval suit during the credits, joins a meeting chaired by the bishop (Miles Malleson) but derailed by Ffolly-Hardwicke (Henry Longhurst), from the third in the MGM series, Murder Ahoy, 1964.
Murder Ahoy -- (1964) -- (Movie Clip) He Was Done Away With Convinced that a fellow member of the board of a society that reforms young truants through naval training was murdered by poisoned snuff, Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) guides sidekick Mr. Stringer (Rutherford’s husband, Stringer Davis) through experiments, in Murder Ahoy, 1964.
Murder Ahoy -- (1964) -- (Movie Clip) Neptune's Mother Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) aims to solve a murder by investigating on the ship operated by the youth-reform institute for which she’s a board member, meeting the captain (Lionel Jeffries) and staff (William Mervyn, Gerald Cross, Francis Matthews, Derek Nimmo, Norma Foster, Joan Benham), in Murder Ahoy, 1964.
Murder She Said (1961) -- (Movie Clip) The Police Think I'm Dotty After an interview with the police, Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) charges forth to consult Mr. Stringer (Rutherford's husband, Stringer Davis), in Murder She Said, 1961, from an Agatha Christie novel.
Alphabet Murders, The (1965) -- (Movie Clip) The Belgian Sleuth Tony Randall stars as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot, addressing the camera in director Frank Tashlin’s contribution to the MGM-Christie feature series (joining Margaret Rutherford’s Miss Marple), opening The Alphabet Murders, 1965, with Robert Morley and Anita Ekberg.
Alphabet Murders, The (1965) -- (Movie Clip) My Faithful Bulldog In London, Tony Randall as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot at the baths and, we discover, quite aware that thus-far not-introduced Robert Morley (as agent Hastings) has been following, Patrick Newell as attendant Cracknell, in director Frank Tashlin’s comic mystery The Alphabet Murders, 1965.