January 12th, 2014: Evil Under the Sun (1982)

Evil Under the Sun

Cast and Crew:  Guy Hamilton (Director); Maggie Smith, James Mason, Diana Rigg, Roddy McDowall, Jane Birkin, Sylvia Miles

What It’s About:  Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) travels to an island vacation spot of the elite…but, as Poirot himself says, you can find evil anywhere under the sun…

Why Watch it Today?:  Agatha Christie died on this date in 1976.  Evil Under the Sun is one of the better adaptations for her work for the cinema, with an excellent, star-studded cast, a beautiful location, and an intriguing mystery.

2 comments on “January 12th, 2014: Evil Under the Sun (1982)

  1. geelw says:

    I miss these aged mysteries! of course, those Suchet Poirots are pretty cool, but he’s was looking kinda mummified in the last one I saw…

    • T.A. Gerolami says:

      I love the Suchet Poirot, but there’s something great about the run of Agatha Christie mysteries from the 70s into the 80s. I think it’s just the gloss (and high caliber casts) that a theatrical release brought with it. I also haven’t seen the most recent Suchets; we’re stuck around 2006 or so right now.

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