This Christie whodunit takes place on a pleasure boat cruising down the Nile with a cast of wonderful characters on board, not the least of whom is Belgian supersleuth Poirot, masterfully portrayed by Ustinov. When a wealthy heiress (Chiles) is murdered, everyone on the cruise becomes a
suspect because each has a motive for killing the much-hated woman. A follow-up to the remarkably successful, star-studded MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, this entry didn't live up to expectations at the box office. Running a substantial 140 minutes, the film does, at the very least, give fans a
chance to see many of their favorite players hamming it up. Niven is a pleasure to behold ...