Murder on the Orient Express - 1974

Discover the popular 1974 adaptation of Agatha Christie's bestselling novel, which stars Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot.

Overview

Marooned in a snow drift, an opulent Orient Express train is the scene of a brutal murder -a no-good American Tycoon lies dead with twelve dagger wounds, but which of the passengers is the guilty party? Belgian detective Hercule Poirot must investigate…

Sidney Lumet’s elegant and star-studded adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express stars Albert Finney (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Skyfall) in his only incarnation as the Belgian sleuth Poirot alongside Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca, Notorious), who won both an Oscar® and BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress and John Gielgud (Gandhi) who claimed the Best Supporting Actor BAFTA for his role.

Studio Canal are releasing a newly restored edition of Murder on the Orient Express on DVD and blu-ray which includes a 50-minute making of video, a new interview with producer Richard Goodwin and a behind the scenes stills gallery!

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Did you know?

  1. The film received six Oscar nominations, including a nomination for Albert Finney for Best Actor as Poirot, and a win for Ingrid Bergman as Supporting Actress for playing Greta Ohlsson.

  2. Ingrid Bergman was asked to play the Princess, but she insisted on playing Greta. Sidney Lumet said he was so anxious for her to join the cast he would have cast her as Poirot if she'd asked.

  3. Agatha Christie's last public appearance was at the 1974 Murder on the Orient Express premiere.

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