Evil Under the Sun [WS] [DVD] [1981]

  • SKU: 17491368
  • Release Date: 01/27/2009
  • Rating: PG
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • "The Making of Evil Under the Sun"
  • Talent bios
  • Theatrical trailers


Evil Under the Sun
Peter Ustinov makes his second appearance as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in this adaptation of the popular Agatha Christie mystery. When noted stage star Arlena Marshall (Diana Rigg) is found murdered while visiting a posh island resort, Poirot is called upon to find the culprit, but given Marshall's shrewish personality and propensity for making enemies, the question isn't "Who wanted to see her dead?" but "Who didn't?" The suspects include Rex Brewster (Roddy McDowall), a writer penning a biography of Arlena that the actress tried to stop; Odell and Myra Gardener (James Mason and Sylvia Miles), theatrical producers who were financially shafted when Arlena refused to appear in a show; Arlena's husband, Kenneth (Denis Quilley); Kenneth's lover, Daphne (Maggie Smith); Patrick Redfern (Nicholas Clay), who was having an affair with Arlena; and Christine (Jane Birkin), Nicholas' wife. Ustinov would play Poirot again three years later in the made-for-TV feature Thirteen at Dinner. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Peter Ustinov
    Peter Ustinov - Hercule Poirot
  • Jane Birkin
    Jane Birkin - Christine Redfern
  • Colin Blakely
    Colin Blakely - Sir Horace Blatt
  • Nicholas Clay
    Nicholas Clay - Patrick Redfern
  • Roddy McDowall
    Roddy McDowall - Rex Brewster

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An enjoyable, classic Agatha Christie story

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    Classic Agatha Christie story, well-known actors and good acting, filmed in interesting locations. This is an enjoyable movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ustinov is basically playing himself

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    but that's not a bad thing in his second spin as Poirot. More great locations and a great cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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