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Evil Under the Sun

Good Old Anthony Shaffer, of Wicker Man and Sleuth fame, led a sort of double career-life as apart, from those cultish gems, he made a living adapting Poirot stories for the big screen. Orient Express and Death on the Nile, those two stalwarts of bank holiday afternoons, they were his, as was this lesser spotted tropical affair with priceless diamond Macguffin. Peter Ustinov is once again the waxed Belgian eccentric, Diana Rigg and Maggie Smith get to duet on Cole Porter’s You’re The Top, and Jane Birkin, James Mason, Roddy McDowall and Richard Vernon are among the inevitable cast of big name suspects.

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