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Classic film – Murder on the Orient Express

Classic film – Murder on the Orient Express

A whodunnit that hinges on a brutal stabbing might not sound too comforting, but Sidney Lumet’s Sunday afternoon staple seems to dye the world a warm shade of brown, and wrap it in a blanket of mist and snow. It also promises us that when life is at its most wretched, a hunched Belgian (Oscar-nominated Albert Finney) can make sense of it all. If you’re still not sure whether to board the train, just look at the passenger list: Lauren Bacall, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud and more play the suspects who are grilled by Hercule Poirot after a gangster is found dead in his sleeping compartment. Agatha Christie cited Murder on the Orient Express as one of the only adaptations of her books that she enjoyed, and you don’t have to be a detective to see why. Available on GooglePlay, Apple TV, YouTube (NB)



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