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Too gimmicky for my taste.
on 5 September 2016
Albert Finney’s brash, eccentric Poirot rendition was just too much for me. A star-studded cast, as maybe, but not enough to salvage the film itself as the snowplough makes its way towards the “stricken” Express.
The one bright, but unfulfilled might have been, was the appearance early on in the film of Jeremy Lloyd, the A.D.C., seated with Finney sometime prior to boarding the train.
Lloyd was an under-used acting talent (he preferred to script for others to fool around with). He had a major role as a medical undergraduate in Doctor in Clover, a little contribution in School for Scoundrels, and an even more fragmentary showing in Seven Keys (“Not Bad”!) – an Edgar Wallace series “7” extra, and a good one at that.