The Daily Movie Quote: Death on the Nile

David Niven, Peter Ustinov and Bette Davis in Death on the Nile
David Niven, Peter Ustinov and Bette Davis in Death on the Nile

"There is a dead cobra over there. Please do me the kindness of having it removed." - Hercule Poirot, Death on the Nile (1978)

Paramount Pictures, rated PG, 140 minutes.

Directed By: John Guillermin

Cast:

Peter Ustinov - Hercule Poroit

Jane Birkin - Louise Bourget

Lois Chiles - Linnet Ridgeway

Bette Davis - Mrs. Van Schuyler

Mia Farrow - Jacqueline De Bellefort

Jon Finch - Mr. Ferguson

Olivia Hussey - Rosalie Otterbourne

George Kennedy - Andrew Pennington

Angela Lansbury - Mrs. Salome Otterbourne

Simon MacCorkindale - Simon Doyle

David Niven - Colonel Race

Maggie Smith - Miss Bowers

Jack Warden - Dr, Bessner

Domestic Box Office Gross: $18,000,000

Synopsis: Hercule Poirot must turn his holiday into work with a who-done-it mystery that takes place on the famous river Nile.

Fact: Filming always stopped at noon because temperatures reached a high of 130 degrees F.

Trivia: Death on the Nile was shot on the Menmon, which is one of the last paddle steamers remaining on the Nile.

Movie Mistake: Linnet visibly finches when a gun is touching her head even though she is supposed to be asleep.

My Take: My absolute, favorite, murder mystery movie ever. What a cast, what a backdrop and what a greeat mystery.

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