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A deluxe version of Agatha Christie's favorite mystery story, published in 1937, and a thematic follow-up to her Murder on the Orient Express. Set aboard a steamship cruising down the Nile, an extremely unpopular heiress is murdered and everyone on the ship is suspect. The passengers include the eminent detective Hercule Poirot (Ustinov), who cuts short his vacation in order to solve the mystery. The cast features the cream of '70s Hollywood and even includes classic-era stars Davis and Niven.
1978 - Academy Awards - Best Costume Design Winner
John Guillermin - British Director
Peter Ustinov - Actor/Director/Screenwriter, SPARTACUS (1960)
Sir Peter Ustinov - Actor/Director/Screenwriter, SPARTACUS (1960)
Anthony Shaffer - Playwright/Screenwriter
Jon Finch - British Actor
Peter Murton - Production designer
Maggie Smith - Oscar-winning British actress, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Dame Maggie Smith - Oscar-winning British actress, THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Malcolm Cooke - Editor/Sound Editor
George Kennedy - American actor, COOL HAND LUKE
Richard Goodwin - Producer
Agatha Christie - English mystery author, MURDER ON THE ORIENT.../DEATH ON...
Dame Agatha Christie - English mystery author, MURDER ON THE ORIENT.../DEATH ON...
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller - English mystery author, MURDER ON THE ORIENT.../DEATH ON...
Angela Lansbury - American Film and Television Actress, MURDER, SHE WROTE
Olivia Hussey - Argentinean-Born British Actress, ROMEO AND JULIET (1968)
Lois Chiles - American Actress
Jack Warden - American actor, SHAMPOO, HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1979)
John Brabourne - British Producer
Lord John Brabourne - British Producer
Nino Rota - Composer, AMARCORD, THE GODFATHER
Nino Rotta - Composer, AMARCORD, THE GODFATHER
Simon MacCorkindale - British Actor
Jack Cardiff - British director of photography, director
Mia Farrow - American actress, ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968)
Maria de Lourdes Villiers Farrow - American actress, ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968)
Bette Davis - Oscar winning american actress, JEZEBEL, DANGEROUS
Ruth Elizabeth Davis - Oscar winning american actress, JEZEBEL, DANGEROUS
David Niven - British Actor, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (1956)
James David Graham Niven - British Actor, AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (1956)
Filmed in Egypt and the UK, in Panavision. Wayne Sleep choreographed the Tango sequence on the boat. Peter Ustinov's first portrayal of the Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Copyright 1978 EMI Films Ltd.
"...DEATH ON THE NILE is a clever, witty, well-plotted, beautifully produced and splendidly acted screen version of Agatha Christie's mystery. It's old fashioned entertainment with a big cast and lush locations..." - 09/27/1978 Variety