Appointment with Death | 1988 | Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall

Appointment with Death | 1988 | Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall

Brilliant detective Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) investigates the murder of a woman (Piper Laurie) who had blackmailed her lawyer into helping her retain control of her late husband’s estate. Poirot must sort through a tangled web of suspects to get to the truth in this adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel.

Composer Pino Donaggio was one of Italy’s leading singer-songwriters in the ’60s, scoring notably with Io Che Non Vivo," oft-recorded in English as "You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me." Donaggio made a successful switch to film scoring with 1973’s Don’t Look Now."

cast
Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot
Lauren Bacall as Lady Westholme
Carrie Fisher as Nadine Boynton
John Gielgud as Colonel Carbury
Piper Laurie as Emily Boynton
Hayley Mills as Miss Quinton
Jenny Seagrove as Dr. Sarah King
David Soul as Jefferson Cope
Nicholas Guest as Lennox Boynton
Valerie Richards as Carol Boynton
John Terlesky as Raymond Boynton
Amber Bezer as Ginevra Boynton
Douglas Sheldon as Captain Rogers
Michael Sarne as Healey
Michael Craig as Lord Peel
Mohammed Hirzalla as Hassan
Rudy Ruggiero as Tourist Guide
Dan Muggia as Italian Policeman
Lutuf Nouasser as Boynton Driver
Babi Neeman as Arab Vendor
Rupert Horrox as British Official
Hugh Brophy as British Official at Ball
Marcel Solomon as Ship’s Captain
Aliza Ben-Moha as Woman
Iyad Hajjaj as Holyland Native

crew
Director: Michael Winner
Script: Anthony Shaffer, Peter Buckman, Michael Winner
Novel: Agatha Christie

UK | 102 minutes | 1988

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