Murder on the Orint Express (1974)
Director: Sydney Lumet
Writer: Agatha Christie
Screenplay: Paul Dehn
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts, Richard Widmark, Michael York, Colin Blakely and more
- Ingrid Bergman won Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Oscar award, 1975
- 5 other Oscar Nominations in 1975
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Calcutta Tube Special Review
In 1930, the wealthy Armstrong family in the USA becomes a victom of a brutal murder of their three year old daughter. The mother dies of shock while giving birth to a still born daughter. The whole family was devastated by the brutality of the tragic incidence.
As an admirer of the famous detective Hercule Poirot, I have watched all movies in the Hercule Poirot series done by David Suchett. I personally feel that David Suchett did a better job playing Hercule Poirot than Albert Finney. Finney resembled a lot like David Suchett in looks and physical gestures but lacked the softness and humor that David Suchett had. All throughout the movie the audience will enjoy the elegance of the sets which has mostly been shot inside of a train compartment, the snow-white country where the train gets stranded, the minute details that every detective story should have. The best part is the ending where the viewers sympathize with the killers, and not with the victim and feels a sense of relief when the conspirators are set free.
The James Bond famous Sean Connery played a small but important role in this movie.