The first, but not the best, of the "Miss Marple" stories that starred Margaret Rutherford was a bit talky and didn't have as much humor in it as the succeeding films. Nevertheless, it served as an excellent pilot for the remaining movies, and Rutherford was just settling into the role
as the redoubtable detective. Rutherford is the female version of Christie's Hercule Poirot in that she always gets her man. She's on a train, reading a mystery novel, when she looks out the window and sees the shade of a train compartment fly up. Then she is shocked as the woman in the next train
is being strangled. When she informs the railway cops and Tingwell, they think she's be...