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Evil Under the Sun

The movie Evil Under the Sun was based on the book Evil Under the Sun.

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Movie details for Evil Under the Sun

The movie was released in 1982 and directed by Guy Hamilton, who also directed The Mirror Crack'd (1980) and Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985). Evil Under the Sun was produced by Anchor Bay. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Colin Blakely, Nicholas Clay, James Mason, Roddy McDowall, Sylvia Miles, Denis Quilley, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith, Emily Hone, John Alderson, Paul Antrim, Cyril Conway, Barbara Hicks, Richard Vernon (II), Robert Dorning and Dimitri Andreas.

 

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Mostly for Poirot completists and admirers of then-trendy, all-star ensemble casts from the 1970s and early '80s, Evil Under the Sun finds Peter Ustinov in his second outing as Agatha Christie's famous Belgian detective (three years after 1978's Death on ... Read More
Mostly for Poirot completists and admirers of then-trendy, all-star ensemble casts from the 1970s and early '80s, Evil Under the Sun finds Peter Ustinov in his second outing as Agatha Christie's famous Belgian detective (three years after 1978's Death on the Nile). As the title promises, the action this time takes place on an Adriatic island (though Christie fans will surely balk at the switch from the novel's setting on the English coast), where a famous stage star (Diana Rigg) is murdered, and the list of likely suspects is unusually high. The parade of legendary performers--Roddy McDowall, James Mason, Sylvia Miles, Maggie Smith, Jane Birkin--plus Ustinov's energetic performance keep things hopping. But Anthony Shaffer's lazy screenplay and director Guy Hamilton's superficial approach nudge everything (action, characters, tone) toward campy, near-parody, with bitchy sniping, tacky costumes, and an obligatory soundtrack of Cole Porter tunes. It's only in the last lap that the film transcends such obviousness and finds its way back to the glories of detective fiction. --Tom Keogh

Book details for Evil Under the Sun

Evil Under the Sun was written by Agatha Christie. The book was published in 1941 by Macmillan Audio Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Agatha Christie also wrote Appointment with Death (1938), Ordeal by Innocence (1958) and The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side (1962).

 

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Hercule Poirot is enjoying a well-deserved break on Smugglers Island and, through habit, paying close attention to his fellow holidaymakers. When glamorous actress Arlena Stuart is found strangled on the beach of a small cove Poirot becomes embroiled in a... Read More
Hercule Poirot is enjoying a well-deserved break on Smugglers Island and, through habit, paying close attention to his fellow holidaymakers. When glamorous actress Arlena Stuart is found strangled on the beach of a small cove Poirot becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. With his sharp observations, he discovers that nearly all the guests have connections to Arlena. But which of these suspects felt strongly enough about Arlena Stuart to kill her?