Murder at the Gallop
Directed by George Pollock
Written by James P. Cavanagh based on a novel by Agatha Christie
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios
First viewing/Amazon Instant
Margaret Rutherford shines as Miss Marple in this fun murder mystery.
Miss Marple discovers that a stingy old recluse has been frightened to death by the sudden appearance of a black cat. At the reading of the will, she finds that his relations all qualify nicely as prime suspects. This leads her to spend a weekend at The Gallop, a riding establishment/inn run by nephew Hector Enderby (Robert Morley). She ferrets out the killer amidst even more murder. With Flora Robson as a paid companion
Rutherford maintains a ridiculous dignity as she does everything from dancing the twist to riding to hounds. Morley is a whole lot of fun as well. Good for a rainy, or dry, afternoon.