Dead Man's Folly Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton

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Peter Ustinov returns once again to the role of Poirot. This time Mrs. Ariandne Oliver, a famous novelist, invents a "Murder Hunt", but only the pretend corpse is real! Who murdered the young lady, and has it any connection with a drunken old man who was drowned, or a stupid little song he used to sing...?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Misc. Plotlets    -   local police have IQ of houseplant Kind of mystery?    -   skilled citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   60's-90's Unusual characteristics    -   Super genius


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Is this movie based on a    -   book

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