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Agatha Christie
4.50 from Paddington

First Published

UK
Collins, London, Nov. 1957
John Bull, Oct.5-Nov.2 1957
US
Dodd Mead, New York, Nov. 1957 as "What Mrs. Mcgillicuddy Saw!"
Chicago tribune, Oct.27-Dec.7 1957 as 'Eyewitness to Death'

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Then the other train drew away.

But who, apart from Miss Marple, would take her story seriously? After all, there were no suspects, no other witnesses...and no corpse.

Characters

Miss Jane Marple, Luther Crackenthorpe, Cedric Crackenthorpe, Harold Crackenthorpe, Alfred Crackenthorpe, Emma Crackenthorpe, Bryan Eastley, Alexander Eastley, James Stoddart-West, Dr John Quimper, Mrs Elspeth McGillicuddy, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, Mrs Kidder, Madame Joliet, Anna Stravinska, Arthur Wimborne

Movie & TV

Murder She Said, 1961 (UK)
director George Pollock
writer David D. Osborn, David Pursall, Jack Seddon
cast Margaret Rutherford(Miss Marple), Arthur Kennedy(Dr. Quimper), Muriel Pavlow(Emma), James Robertson Justice(Ackenthorpe), Charles Tingwell(Craddock), Ronald Howard(Eastley), Thorley Walters(Cedric), Ronnie Raymond(Alexander), Stringer Davis(Mr. Stringer), Joan Hickson(Mrs. Kidder)
4.50 from Paddington, 1986
Agatha Christie's MISS MARPLE
director Martyn Friend
writer T. R. Bowen
cast Joan Hickson(Miss Marple), David Horovitch(Slack), Jill Meager(Lucy Eyelesbarrow), Joanna David(Emma Crackenthorpe), Maurice Denham(Luther Eyelesbarrow), Andrew Burt(Dr. Quimper), David Beames(Bryan Eastley), Christopher Haley(Alexander Eastley), David Waller(Duckham), Ian Brimble(Sergeant Lake)
PADDINGTON-hatsu 4ji 50ppun 25min.x4
Meitantei POIROT to MARPLE, 2004/05 (JP/TV)
director Naohito Takahashi;
writer Shoji Yonemura,
cast/voice Kaoru Yachigusa(Marple)
4.50 from Paddington, 2004
Agatha Christie's MARPLE Season 1
director Andy Wilson
writer Stephen Churchett
cast Geraldine McEwan(Miss Jane Marple), Pam Ferris(Elspeth McGillicuddy), Amanda Holden(Lucy Eyelesbarrow), John Hannah(Inspector Tom Campbell), Griff Rhys Jones(Dr. David Quimper), David Warner(Luther Crackenthorpe), Niamh Cusack(Emma Crackenthorpe), Ben Daniels(Alfred Crackenthorpe), Charlie Creed-Miles(Harold Crackenthorpe), Ciaran McMenamin(Cedric Crackenthorpe), Michael Landes(Bryan Eastley)
Uso wo tsuku shitai, 2006 (JP/TV)
director Ryuichi Inomata
writer James Miki
cast Keiko Kishi, Nana Kinomi, Emi Hashino, Raita Ryu
Le Crime est notre affaire, 2008 (FR)
director & writer Pascal Thomas
cast Catherine Frot, André Dussollier, Claude Rich, Chiara Mastroianni, Melvil Poupaud, Alexandre Lafaurie, Christian Vadim, Hippolyte Girardot, Yves Afonso, Annie Cordy, Valériane de Villeneuve, Marie Lorna, Laura Benson, Florence Maury, Agathe Hazard

Link

  1. Official Site: 4.50 from Paddington
  2. Wikipedia: 4.50 from Paddington
  3. IMDb: Murder She Said (1961)
  4. IMDb: Miss Marple: 4.50 from Paddington (1987)
  5. IMDb: Marple: 4.50 from Paddington (2004)
  6. IMDb: Le Crime est notre affaire (2008)
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