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The Daily Movie Quote: Death on the Nile

Updated on October 19, 2010
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


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.

Related Hub: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

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