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The only American/modern version Agatha Christie film, that I can think of, that doesn't make me cringe! And LAD is HOT!

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And a not to be missed Alexis/Krystal type catfight with the elderly Helen Hayes and Olivia De Havilland (with rather blatant stunt doubles) .

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Correction: The cat fight was between Olivia and Lesley-Anne Down.

Trouble with this version, too much emphasis on the Bill Bixby romance with Lesley-Anne and almost no build-up of the de Havilland character which makes for a weak ending. The book was so much better in this respect. And updating the story with computer nonsense did nothing to add to the storyline.

"Somewhere along the line, the world has lost all of its standards and all of its taste."

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I would have caught my error in a week as I just got the Hayes/Christie DVD set and have already seen the two Miss Marples and was saving this one. I haven't seen the picture since it premiered on CBS back in 1982 but I remembered the fight which obviously wasn't Ms. De. I should have realized Helen wasn't her sparring partner given I knew her part was only in the early part of the film. I was surprised though at how the DVD case downplays Olivia's appearance in the film - she's neither mentioned or pictured on the cover.

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