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The Mirror Crack'd (1992) (TV) TV



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Overview

Language
English

Country
UK

Ratings / Votes
7.1/ 10 (509 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
A&E Television Networks [us]
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [gb]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors

Writers

Release Date
(UK) - 27 December 1992
(Finland) - 12 January 1996
(Hungary) - 2007

Running Time
USA:106 (DVD)

Tagline

Keywords
actress, autopsy, barbiturates, based-on-novel, blackmail, comeback, death-threat, detective, down-syndrome, film-set, film-studio, german-measles, madonna-and-child, mental-retardation, miss-marple, movie-director, movie-producer, murder, photographer, poison, reception, rubella,

Technical Support
RAT:1.33 : 1



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Full Cast

  1. Bowen, T.R. as (as Trevor Bowen) [Raymond West] <28>
  2. Brimble, Ian as [Sergeant Lake] <9>
  3. Cassady, John as [Giuseppe Murano] <6>
  4. Castle, John (II) as [Detective Inspector Craddock] <8>
  5. Croft, Jon (I) as [Inch] <20>
  6. Good, Christopher (I) as [Rev. Christopher Hawes] <17>
  7. Gregory, Constantine as [Ardwyck Fenn] <22>
  8. Hancock, Christopher (I) as [Arthur Badcock] <12>
  9. Harrison, Stuart (I) as [Court Equerry] <25>
  10. Horovitch, David as [Superintendent Slack] <7>
  11. Newman, Barry (I) as [Jason Rudd] <3>
  12. Oliver, Reggie (I) as [Chris] <27>
  13. Rayner, Vince as [Station master] <21>
  14. Rodway, Norman as [Dr. Gilchrist] <4>
  15. Stroud, Michael (I) as [Delancey] <24>
  16. Barber, Glynis as [Lola Brewster] <23>
  17. Bloom, Claire (I) as [Marina Gregg] <2>
  18. Cornwell, Judy as [Heather Badcock] <11>
  19. Courtenay, Margaret as [Miss Knight] <13>
  20. Elwes, Amanda as [Margot Bence] <26>
  21. Garvie, Elizabeth as [Ella Zeilinsky] <5>
  22. Hicks, Barbara (I) as [Miss Hartnell] <18>
  23. Hickson, Joan (I) as [Miss Jane Marple] <1>
  24. Keegan, Rose as [Gladys Dixon] <15>
  25. Lewis, Rhoda (I) as [Mrs. Brogan] <16>
  26. Niland, Anna as [Cherry Baker] <14>
  27. Ryder, Celia as [Mrs. Hopkins] <19>
  28. Watford, Gwen as [Mrs. Dolly Bantry] <10>

Genres

  1. Crime
  2. Drama
  3. Mystery

Full Plot

A town busybody is poisoned at a busy reception in the home of famous film star Marina Gregg. The poisoned drink seemed intended for Marina, but Miss Marple is not so sure. She sets out to discover the true identity of the killer before he or she can strike again... Beautiful film star Marina Gregg is attempting to make a comeback after being off-screen for many years due to an emotional breakdown and substance abuse. She is supported by her fifth husband and director of the movie, Jason Rudd. They rent a manor house in St. Mary Mead and host a reception for the villagers. A pushy, gushing fan who had met Gregg briefly before her breakdown is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the film star. Because of Gregg's celebrity status, Superintendent Slack assigns one of his most skilled and discreet investigators, Inspector Craddock, who happens to be Miss Marple's nephew. Together they set about investigating the death threats and blackmail associated with the case. Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com) St. Mary Mead is all abuzz when aging Hollywood movies star Marina Gregg moves into Gossington Hall. When she agrees to continue the annual fund raiser for the St. John's society, many of the villagers get to meet her, including Heather Babcock who had met her once before at the end of World War II. When Babcock is poisoned after drinking a daiquiri intended for Marina, Miss Marple and her nephew, Detective Inspector Craddock, think she was meant to be the victim. This is confirmed when her husband reveals she has been receiving threatening notes. There are many who may wish her harm, including a producer who may profit from insurance if she is unable to act in his next film; the sexy film star who will replace her; and a staff assistant who is in love with her husband. As Miss Marple soon learns however, the solution to the crime is far more complex. garykmcd Plot not found

Cinematographers

  1. Walker, John (XXVI) (photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Pepperdine, Judy

Distributors

A&E Home Video [us] - (1997) (USA) (VHS)
A&E Home Video [us] - (2001) (USA) (DVD)
A&E Home Video [us] - (2006) (USA) (DVD)
A&E Television Networks [us] - (199?) (USA) (TV)
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [gb] - (1987) (UK) (TV) (original airing)
Just Entertainment [nl] - (2004) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Just Entertainment [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (DVD) (double feature with "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking")
Malavasi Editore [it] - (200?) (Italy) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Ashby, Bernard

Misc

  1. Arnold, Clive (I) (assistant floor manager)
  2. Bates, Sarah (I) (finance assistant)
  3. Bradley, Tim (II) (assistant floor manager)
  4. Griffith-Jones, Camilla (production associate)
  5. Harding, Juley (production assistant)
  6. Houston, Neil (assistant floor manager)
  7. Levy, Eric (III) (production operative supervisor)
  8. Taylor, Jackie (VII) (location manager)

Quotes

Miss Jane Marple: [last words of Joan Hickson as Miss Marple] More tea, vicar? Miss Jane Marple: [to Dr. Petrie on the phone] Well, it seems to me you're turning into a regular old bushbody! Miss Jane Marple: [on the phone] Dolly? Now you'll going to do something for me. I want you to talk to Dr. Petrie. Yes, because he's just behaving like Mussolini! Margot Bence: [explaining why she moved from America to England] I decided to make my career over here. Insp. Craddock: Why? Margot Bence: I like English men. Marina Gregg: [to Ardwyck Fenn] The love of money... the root of all evil! And you, Ardwyck, have it raw for breakfast and boiled, grilled and fried the rest of the day as well! Insp. Craddock: [after two murders] What would you like me to do? Supt. Slack: Do? Catch the perpetrator of this... pig's dinner! That's what I like you to do! Insp. Craddock: Yes, sir. What are you asking me to do? Supt. Slack: Tread carefully. Tact and tactics - mostly tact. Insp. Craddock: I undestand, sir. While I'm considering tactics, I'll talk to the husband. Supt. Slack: And another thing... Insp. Craddock: Sir? Supt. Slack: While you're in St. Mary Mead, I suggest you make contact with an old lady there. Oh, she looks like what you'd expect. Don't be deceived - she's got a mind like a meat cleaver. She's the sort of person who could help you on this case. Her name is Miss... Jane... Marple. I'm not pressuring you, but I do advise you to interview her. Insp. Craddock: That's all right, sir. I was intending to; she's my aunt. Arthur Badcock: [to inspector Lake as he shows him to a beautiful wooded area near a pond] This is where Keats is supposed to have heard the nightengale on the heath. Poor old thing! All he'd hear now at night is grunting in the bushes.

Other Titles

  1. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd (1992) (TV) (ENG)
    (Australia)

  2. Assassinio allo specchio (1992) (TV) (ENG)
    (Italy) (video title)

  3. Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992) (TV) (ENG)
    (UK) (series title)

  4. The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992) (TV) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Bishops Lydeard station, West Somerset Railway, Somerset, England, UK
  2. Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, England, UK
  3. Ealing Studios, Ealing, London, England, UK
  4. Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway, Devon, England, UK
  5. Somerley, Ringwood, Hampshire, England, UK
  6. West Somerset Railway, Somerset, England, UK

Trivia

- 'Margaret Courtenay' (qv), who plays Miss Knight in this production, played Dolly Bantry in the 1980 motion picture version.

- An early scene shows a poster of a Marina Gregg film; the producer of the film is 'George Gallaccio' (qv), the name of the producer of the Miss Marple TV shows.

- Last TV acting role of 'Gwen Watford' (qv)

- The Houdini poster in Superintendent Slack's office is a reminder of Slack's enthusiasm for amateur magic in _They Do It with Mirrors (1991) (TV)_ (qv).

- SPOILER: the secret that is revealed at the end bears a strong resemblance to the real-life story of movie star 'Gene Tierney' (qv)'s daughter, Daria. During World War Two, while she was pregnant, Tierney made an appearance at the Hollywood Canteen, where members of the Allied military got to mingle with celebrities. Shortly afterward, she became ill with German Measles (Rubella) and later gave birth prematurely to Daria, who was deaf, partly blind, and severely mentally disabled. Tierney was obliged to institutionalize Daria, and the star had a mental breakdown which led to several of her own stays in mental hospitals. Years later, a woman approached Tierney and bragged that because she

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