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By Mark Aldridge

This booklet is a entire exploration of ninety years of movie and tv diversifications of the world’s best-selling novelist’s paintings. Drawing on vast archival fabric, it deals new information about either the well known and forgotten display variations of Agatha Christie’s tales, together with unmade and infrequent diversifications, a few of that have been unseen for greater than part a century. This background deals fascinating insights into the discussions and debates that surrounded a lot of those monitor tasks – anything that's dropped at lifestyles via formerly unpublished correspondence from Christie herself and a brand new wide-ranging interview together with her grandson, Mathew Prichard. Agatha Christie on Screen takes the reader on a trip from little recognized silent movie variations, via to recognized monitor productions together with 1974’s Murder at the Orient Express, in addition to the tv sequence of the Poirot and leave out Marple tales and, so much lately, the BBC’s acclaimed model of And Then there have been None.

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A small-scale but effective piece, the mystery is well deserving of its place as a television first, with a denouement that is particularly satisfying. LOVE FROM A STRANGER (1938) The following year saw another Christie story make an appearance on television, but this time it was a performance of Frank Vosper’s play Love from a Stranger, which had already been made into a successful film in 1937 (as outlined in Chap. 2). m. 24 In the end the play was performed on Monday, 5 December 1938 instead, heralded by film of Big Ben chiming.

Produced by Oceanic Studios, directed by Jean Kemm and adapted by Pierre Maudru, the film starred three actors who hailed from one of the most prestigious French theatre troupes, Comédie-Française—namely, René Alexandre (playing ‘Préval’, this production’s name for Poirot), Maxime Desjardins (Claud Amory) and Maurice Varny. 37 The film was publicised as, variously, a thriller, a detective film and a romance, but does not appear to have made much of an impression on the French public. However, French newspaper Le Matin referred to it as ‘exciting’ and commended the performances while highlight- 26 M.

The Bioscope, 2 October 1929. 27. The Bioscope, 2 October 1929. 28. The Stage, 10 October 1929. 29. Variety, 20 March 1929. 30. Morgan, Agatha Christie: A Biography, 177. Chapter 2: Poirot Comes to the Silver Screen Spoilers: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd; ‘Philomel Cottage’; Love from a Stranger This chapter looks at the remaining Agatha Christie film adaptations made prior to the Second World War, three of which featured her famous detective Hercule Poirot, while a further production reworked a successful stage adaptation of a Christie short story for the first time—but not the last.

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