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Murder on the Orient Express (24-Nov-1974)

Director: Sidney Lumet

Writer: Paul Dehn

From novel: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Music Composed by: Richard Rodney Bennett

Producers: John Brabourne; Richard Goodwin

Keywords: Mystery

After he tries to hire famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot to be his bodyguard, an American expatriate is stabbed to death on the Orient Express, the train running from Paris to Istanbul. Everyone on the Express, which is now stranded in a Yugoslav snowdrift, becomes a suspect. It also develops that the murder victim masterminded a horrific crime in the States, and likely has no shortage of enemies. Won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress; nominated for 5 others including Best Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lauren Bacall
Actor
16-Sep-1924   Key Largo
Martin Balsam
Actor
4-Nov-1919 13-Feb-1996 A Thousand Clowns
Ingrid Bergman
Actor
29-Aug-1915 29-Aug-1982 Murder on the Orient Express
Jacqueline Bisset
Actor
13-Sep-1944   The Deep
Colin Blakely
Actor
23-Sep-1930 7-May-1987 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Jean-Pierre Cassel
Actor
27-Oct-1932 19-Apr-2007 The Crimson Rivers
Sean Connery
Actor
25-Aug-1930   James Bond
George Coulouris
Actor
1-Oct-1903 25-Apr-1989 Watch on the Rhine
Vernon Dobtcheff
Actor
14-Aug-1934   Priceless
Albert Finney
Actor
9-May-1936   Erin Brockovich
John Gielgud
Actor
14-Apr-1904 21-May-2000 Prospero's Books
Wendy Hiller
Actor
15-Aug-1912 14-May-2003 Separate Tables
Anthony Perkins
Actor
4-Apr-1932 12-Sep-1992 Psycho
Denis Quilley
Actor
26-Dec-1927 5-Oct-2003 Privates on Parade
Vanessa Redgrave
Actor
30-Jan-1937   Julia
Rachel Roberts
Actor
20-Sep-1927 26-Nov-1980 This Sporting Life
Richard Widmark
Actor
26-Dec-1914 24-Mar-2008 Kiss of Death
Michael York
Actor
27-Mar-1942   Logan's Run

CAST

Albert Finney   ...   Hercule Poirot
Lauren Bacall   ...   Mrs. Hubbard
Martin Balsam   ...   Bianchi
Ingrid Bergman   ...   Greta
Jacqueline Bisset   ...   Countess Andrenyi
Jean-Pierre Cassel   ...   Pierre
Sean Connery   ...   Col. Arbuthnot
John Gielgud   ...   Beddoes
Wendy Hiller   ...   Princess Dragomiroff
Anthony Perkins   ...   McQueen
Vanessa Redgrave   ...   Mary Debenham
Rachel Roberts   ...   Hildegarde
Richard Widmark   ...   Ratchett
Michael York   ...   Count Andrenyi
with
Colin Blakely   ...   Hardman
George Coulouris   ...   Doctor
Denis Quilley   ...   Foscarelli
Vernon Dobtcheff   ...   Concierge
Jeremy Lloyd   ...   A.D.C.
John Moffatt   ...   Chief Attendant

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