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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple 1 [DVD] [1987] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Joan Hickson , Juliette Mole , Christopher Petit , John Davies    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
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  • Actors: Joan Hickson, Juliette Mole, David Beames, Mona Bruce, Nicholas Blane
  • Directors: Christopher Petit, John Davies, Martyn Friend, Norman Stone
  • Writers: Agatha Christie, Ken Taylor, T.R. Bowen
  • Producers: George Gallaccio
  • Format: Box set, Colour, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Sep 2001
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NKCL
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 178,455 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By C. O. DeRiemer HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
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"Why didn't we think of that?" asks Gwenda Reed as she and her husband, Giles, walk in the garden of their estate. A murderer had been captured the night before with his hands around Gwenda's neck, and she and Giles couldn't understand how they had been so deceived by the person.

"Because you believed what he told you," Miss Jane Marple patiently explains to the young couple. "It's very dangerous to believe people. I haven't for years." And so ends Sleeping Murder, one of four full-length Jane Marple mysteries, all part of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple - Collection 1.

No murderer should underestimate this slightly frail, inquisitive and observant woman, long a resident of the English village of St. Mary Mead, who is given to wearing tweeds and sensible shoes. Miss Marple has a mind as logical as a trap. When murder has been done, those aged eyes see things, especially in the behavior and habits of those around her, which lead to retribution. As played by Joan Hickson, Miss Marple is invariably courteous and very much of the old school when it comes to manners. She may occasionally offer advice, but is remarkably realistic. "Good advice is almost certain to be ignored," she says, "but that's no reason for not giving it." Hickson's Miss Marple is not without empathy or friends, but she essentially is a person quite satisfied to do her gardening. She does not twinkle.

Each mystery runs about 1 hour and 40 minutes. Sleeping Murder (1987) involves a long-ago crime, an obsessive love and recollections of the past by Gwenda Reed which may be madness or may be true.

4:50 From Paddington (1987) is the story of a murder glimpsed on a passing train.
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There she sits: A white-haired lady dressed in tweeds, a pair of knitting needles in her lap, more interested in village gossip than in the goings-on of the world at large - and out of nothing, she utters sentences like that.

For more likely than not, another murder has been committed; and Miss Jane Marple, elderly spinster from the village of St. Mary Mead, just happens to find herself near the scene of the crime. And also more likely than not, while the police are still toddling around searching for clues she'll find the solution - relying on her ever-unfailing "village parallels;" those seemingly innocuous incidents of village life that make up the sum of her knowledge of human nature, and to which she routinely turns in unmasking even the cleverest killer. "Miss Marple is a white-haired old lady with a gentle, appealing manner - Miss Wetherby is a mixture of vinegar and gush. Of the two Miss Marple is the more dangerous," already observes Vicar Clement, the narrator of Miss Marple's literary debut, 1930's "Murder at the Vicarage" (although in the BBC series, only her fifth adventure).

Originally airing in the 1980s, the BBC's adaptations of Agatha Christie's twelve Miss Marple novels featured Joan Hickson in the title role; quickly establishing her as the quintessential Miss Marple even in the view of the grandmother (or rather, grand-aunt) of all village sleuths and "noticing kinds of persons"'s creator, Dame Agatha herself. (After seeing Hickson in an adaptation of her "Appointment With Death," as early as 1946 Christie reportedly sent her a note expressing the hope she would one day "play my dear Miss Marple.
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There she sits: A white-haired lady dressed in tweeds, a pair of knitting needles in her lap, more interested in village gossip than in the goings-on of the world at large - and out of nothing, she utters sentences like that.
For more likely than not, another murder has been committed; and Miss Jane Marple, elderly spinster from the village of St. Mary Mead, just happens to find herself near the scene of the crime. And also more likely than not, while the police are still toddling around searching for clues she'll find the solution - relying on her ever-unfailing "village parallels;" those seemingly innocuous incidents of village life making up the sum of Miss Marple's knowledge of human nature, to which she routinely turns in unmasking even the cleverest killer. "Miss Marple is a white-haired old lady with a gentle, appealing manner - Miss Wetherby is a mixture of vinegar and gush. Of the two Miss Marple is the more dangerous," already observes Vicar Clement, the narrator of Miss Marple's first adventure, 1930's "Murder at the Vicarage" (the small screen version of which is unfortunately not part of this first set, which features four post-WWII stories, but of the second set, which reunites three pre-war mysteries with 1952's "They Do It With Mirrors" and 1971's "Nemesis," the sequel to this set's episode "A Caribbean Mystery").
Originally airing on TV in the 1980s, the BBC's adaptations of Agatha Christie's twelve Miss Marple novels featured Joan Hickson in the title role; quickly establishing her as the quintessential Miss Marple even in the view of the grandmother (or rather, grand-aunt) of all village sleuths and "noticing kinds of persons"'s creator, Dame Agatha herself.
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