Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

Murder On The Orient Express (1974)
Tagline: The Who’s Who in the Whodunnit!
Category: Crime, Mystery
Director: Sidney Lumet
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

plot summary

After solving a case, Hercule Poirot takes the Orient Express home. On board is Ratchett, a millionaire and his secretary Hector MacQueen and butler Beddoes. Also there is a Count and Countess, a Colonel, a bossy American woman, an Italian, a Princess and her nurse and Pierre, the conductor. The train gets stuck in the snow and during the night, Ratchett is murdered, stabbed many times. Poirot and Bianchi (the train’s detective and friend) investigate and discover that Ratchett and the rest of the passengers are involved in the “Daisy Armstrong” case in which a child was taken for ransom and then horribly killed…

cast list

Albert Finney Hercule Poirot
Lauren Bacall Harriet Belinda Grunvald Hubbard
Martin Balsam Mr. Bianchi
Ingrid Bergman Greta Ohlsson
Jacqueline Bisset Countess Helena Maria
Jean-Pierre Cassel Conductor Pierre Paul Michel
Sean Connery Colonel Arbuthnot
John Gielgud Mr. Beddoes
Wendy Hiller Princess Natalia Dragomiroff
Anthony Perkins Hector Willard MacQueen
Vanessa Redgrave Mary Hermione Debenham
Rachel Roberts Fraulein Hildegarde Schmidt
Richard Widmark Samuel Edward Ratchett
Michael York Count Rudolf Andrenyi
Colin Blakely Cyrus Bentham ‘Dick’ Hardman