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The Daily Movie Quote: 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
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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