In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
When Paul Dehn and Sidney Lumet adapted Agatha Christie’s novel in 1974, it had been about 10 years since the last novel of the famous English writer had been brought to the screen.
Before Murder on the Orient Express, Miss Marple already had more incarnations at the movies than Hercule Poirot and now Poirot is more closely associated with Agatha Christie than Miss Marple, thanks to this film for that. Dehn and Lumet gave a body and texture to the character; all other subsequent adaptations of Poirot’s adventures were inspired by this film, from adaptations with Peter Ustinov to the series with David Suchet.
“Murder on the Orient Express is a splendidly entertaining movie of the sort that isn’t made anymore: It’s a classic whodunit, with all the clues planted and all of them visible, and it’s peopled with a large and expensive collection of stars.” Roger Ebert
For next Wednesday, we planned to screen In The Mood For Love, but for various reasons, we must cancel this projection. We are very sorry and we will put it back to our schedule as soon as possible.
Remember that admission is $10 ($5 for children under 14, must be accompanied by an adult), but for a Charlottetown Film Society/L’ipéen movies screened in the same week, keep your ticket from the first time you came to receive a $5 discount on the others. Tickets are available at the door (cash only) or online on EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-charlottetown-film-society-15086447032)