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Movies @ Kips Bay Library Presents Book to Movie Adaptations:The Mirror Crack'd


March 24, 2017

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Universal Pictures

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Rating PG, Runtime 105 minutes, Release Year 1980; Director Guy Hamilton


Angela Lansbury takes over the legacy of Margaret Rutherford as Agatha Christie's dogged sleuth Miss Marple in The Mirror Crack'd. The story takes place on a film set in a small British town in the 1950s. Elizabeth Taylor plays a washed-up actress trying to make a comeback but is plagued by a mysterious incident from her past. Unfortunately for her mental state, a collection of murders jar the quiet village where the movie is being made. Miss Marple arrives on the scene with her nephew, Inspector Craddock (Edward Fox), to investigate. In addition to Taylor, an assortment of other movie stars graces the roster of suspects, including Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, and Tony Curtis. Author: Paul Brenner


Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, Geraldine Chaplin, Wendy Morgan, Margaret Courtenay


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