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Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Albert Finney , Lauren Bacall , Sidney Lumet  |  PG |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins
  • Directors: Sidney Lumet
  • Writers: Agatha Christie, Paul Dehn
  • Producers: John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
  • Run Time: 128 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002I832C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,863 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express" on IMDb

Special Features

  • "Agatha Christie: A Portrait"
  • 4-part series on the making of the film

Editorial Reviews

Elegant, escapist entertainment at its stylishly European best. This Agatha Christie whodunit boasts an incredible international cast as some of the most wonderfully eccentric characters ever created. Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for her slightly dim-witted, Bible-quoting Swedish missionary. Albert Finney is the dapper detective Hercule Poirot, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous train's Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionaire before the local police arrive. Packed with sparkling dialogue and visually rich in texture, this incomparable thriller received six Academy Award nominations.

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145 of 154 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb cast in deluxe, restored edition of DVD September 15, 2004
Format:DVD
Agatha Christie's mysteries changed the genre. With twists, turns and credible watertight plotting her novels divorced themselves from the hackneyed conventions of the genre. Sidney Lumet's superb film of Christie's novel looks marvelous on this deluxe DVD from Paramount. The rich, colorful cinematographer of Geoffrey Unsworth ("2001: A Space Odyssey") looks terrific. Lumet's assured hand guides the film without hesitation to a truly stunning conclusion. Paramount has remastered the soundtrack for Dolby Digital 5.1 giving the sound a richer feel than previous video editions of the movie. While it doesn't quite convey the detail one might hear in a brand new movie, it does a great job of improving an already great mystery movie.

After working on a case, Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) travels home on the Orient Express hoping for a relaxing journey. Instead, when the train is caught in the show he's drawn into a mystery on the very train he's traveling on. A millionaire named Ratchett (Richard Widmark) has been brutally murdered. Who could the murderer be and what was his or her motive? Poirot must work this out and discover which of the train's passengers committed the crime. He discovers an unusual link between the millionaire and many of the passengers on the train. Is this the vital link that will help him solve the crime?

Featuring a stellar all cast of Hollywood and London stage and screen veterans, "Murder on the Orient Express" chugs along on the charm of the performers, a solid script by Paul Dehn ("The Spy Who Came in the Cold", "Goldfinger", "Beneath the Planet of the Apes") and outstanding direction by Sidney Lumet ("The Verdict", "Deathtrap", "Network", "Prince of the City"). The casting is a bit unusual.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Elegant, stylish murder mystery... September 1, 1999
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Format:VHS Tape
...but turn on the closed captioning, because as one reviewer pointed out Albert Finney's heavy accent and often garbled speech could try anyone's comprehension, not to mention patience. But Finney is still excellent, though he falls short of David Suchet, who is the quintessential Hercule Poirot.
But enough about that. They rarely make films this lavishly entertaining anymore. "Murder on the Orient Express" is visually striking to say the least; the Orient Express and its various set pieces are magnificently rendered, and at no small expense either. The all-star cast is impressive; from Lauren Bacall's scene-stealing American chatterbox to Anthony Perkins' disturbing, PSYCHO-reminiscent secretary, the cast list adds emphasis to the idea of the house-party whodunit. The film is, essentially, a Hollywood party on a grand scale.
Although the film is sluggish at times and the unraveling of Agatha Christie's labyrinthine plot doesn't work as well on the screen as it does on paper, this is still great fun, the perfect Saturday night movie for viewers who like a dose of wit and intelligence with their entertainment.
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53 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent whodunnit with a surprising twist July 30, 2004
Format:DVD
To me the definitive Hercule Poirot will always be Peter Ustinov, but in 1974 Albert Finney tackled the role in this excellent adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel of the same name and the movie continues to this day as one of my very favorite whodunnit's - thank goodness it is finally making its way to DVD.
Starring a cast that is simply incredible this movie set the standard for the Ustinov star studded movies that would follow (starting with 1978's DEATH ON THE NILE). Included on the list of stars are such names as Sean Connery, Jacqueline Bisset, Sir John Gielgud, Richard Widmark, Vanessa Redgrave, Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Perkins.
Aboard the Orient Express a businessman (played by Widmark) with a mysterious past is murdered in the middle of the night. Desperate to resolve the matter before they arrive at the next major stop on the line (to avoid a lengthy police investigation) Hercule Poirot is persuaded by an executive for the train company to begin his own investigation. An avalanche over the line gives Poirot plenty of time to interview all the passengers and make his conclusions as to the guilty party (or parties).
When Finney's Poirot faces off with the fellow passengers and describes his account of how the murder was committed and by whom you will be amazed - astounded. It's this very element and the star power of this movie that carries this intriguing mystery far above the standard whodunnit fare.
The movie is well plotted, the acting beyond reproach and the direction steady and inspired. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is a triumph in every respect, and when you consider it takes it's story from the worlds most read and respected mystery author it's not difficult to see why.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Classy Whodunit April 6, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
Murder on the Orient Express is one of Agatha Christie's most famous stories, and in this film it is brought to life by an amazing cast. Businessman Richard Widmark is found dead with multiple stab wounds while aboard the famous train, and it's up to passenger and detective extraordinaire Hercule Poirot, played by Albert Finney, to solve the crime while everyone waits for the tracks to be uncovered from fallen snow. Surprisingly, my only criticism of the film is the lead performance by Finney, which is mannered, difficult to understand at times, and not at all what I picture Poirot as being like, having read a number of Christie's books. The rest of the cast is terrific, with special praise going to Ingrid Bergman and Wendy Hiller. The final scenes of revelation are very well done, and whether or not you already know the story and solution to the crime, I think you will find this movie to be very entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Movie!
Great movie. One of the classics.
Published 3 days ago by Gordon Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Movie. You Will Feel Part of the Era and the Mystery.
This is the kind of movie that makes movie watching a great experience. Excellent acting, well-paced, dramatic, and beautifully filmed. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Scotsmanbully
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love!
One of my favorite Agatha Christie movie adaptions. Still spooky after all these years. Fantastic cast!
Published 8 days ago by chivaqueen
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice contrast to David Suchet's version of the same story
Nice contrast to David Suchet's version of the same story. Enjoyed it by seeing the cast of well known actors, but prefer Suchet's acting.
Published 22 days ago by Ron Lange
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
another poirot masterpiece
Published 1 month ago by C George Brockus
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Albert Finney does well as Hercule Poirot. Complicated plot. What can I say, I'm an Agatha Christie fan.
Published 1 month ago by Booklover
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
item as advertised. fast service
Published 1 month ago by steven m.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This was a gift but she really like it!
Published 1 month ago by Sarah A Skvarla
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Such a great movie!
Published 1 month ago by Pavlin Lange
5.0 out of 5 stars a whodunnit
not action packed by todays standard.detective movie from the old classics,on a train.
Published 1 month ago by G.J.
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The Best Poirot
I thought Peter Ustinov's performance was great, but Poirot had BLACK mustaches and hair, often hinted at dyed. I did not like Albert Finney's performance at all, too overdone, really as if he were playing it for as comedy.
This movie was made before David Suchet took over the role, but I think... Read More
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