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Previously filmed by director Sidney Lumet in 1974, Agatha Christie's classic mystery novel Murder on the Orient Express was updated from the 1930s to the early 21st century in this made-for-TV remake. To be sure, the ineffable, insufferable Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (here played by Alfred Molina) uses his own "little grey cells" to solve the train-compartment murder of a ruthless American business executive (Peter Strauss). This time around, however, Poirot is not averse to relying upon computer technology to speed up his investigation; in the same vein, the murder victim has been updated (or perhaps, upgraded) from an industrialist to a software tycoon. Still, Christie's surprise ending (which should be no surprise at all to fans of the 1974 film) remains intact, as does Poirot's ultimate decision to let his heart rule his head. Murder on the Orient Express first aired April 22, 2001, on CBS. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Albert Finney Best Actor 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Geoffrey Unsworth Best Cinematography 1974 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ingrid Bergman Best Supporting Actress 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ingrid Bergman Best Supporting Actress 1974 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Sidney Lumet Best Picture 1974 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Sidney Lumet Best Director 1974 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tony Walton Best Costume Design 1974 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts John Gielgud Best Supporting Actor 1974 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Rodney Bennett Anthony Asquith Award 1974 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard Rodney Bennett Best Original Dramatic Score 1974 Nominee

Cast

Alfred Molina
Albert Finney
as Hercule Poirot
Meredith Baxter
Lauren Bacall
as Mrs. Hubbard
Leslie Caron
Ingrid Bergman
as Greta
Sean Connery
as Col. Arbuthnot
Amira Casar
Vanessa Redgrave
as Mary Debenham
Nicholas Chagrin
Martin Balsam
as Bianchi
Richard Widmark
as Ratchett
Jacqueline Bisset
as Countess Andrenyi
David Hunt
George Silver
as Chef
George Coulouris
as Dr. Constantine
Denis Quilley
as Antonio Foscarelli
Dylan Smith
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Concierge
Peter Strauss
John Gielgud
as Beddoes
Fritz Wepper
Wendy Hiller
as Princess Dragomiroff
Kai Wiesinger
Natasha Wightman
Anthony Perkins
as McQueen
Rachel Roberts
as Hildegarde Schmidt
Michael York
as Count Andrenyi
Colin Blakely
as Cyrus Hardman
Jeremy Lloyd
as A.D.C.
John Moffatt
as Chief Attendant
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Pierre Michel
George Silver
as Chef
Jean-Pierre Cassel
as Pierre Michel
Rachel Roberts
as Hildegarde Schmidt
George Coulouris
as Dr. Constantine
Jeremy Lloyd
as A.D.C.
John Gielgud
as Beddoes
Denis Quilley
as Antonio Foscarelli
John Moffatt
as Chief Attendant
Vernon Dobtcheff
as Concierge
Colin Blakely
as Cyrus Hardman
Wendy Hiller
as Princess Dragomiroff
Anthony Perkins
as McQueen
Michael York
as Count Andrenyi

Crew

Carl Schenkel
Director
Sidney Lumet
Director
Lord John Brabourne
Producer
Marion Rosenberg
Producer
Richard Goodwin
Producer
Agatha Christie
Book Author
Stephen Harrigan
Screenwriter
Geoffrey Unsworth
Cinematographer
Rex Maidment
Cinematographer
Edgar Rothermich
Composer (Music Score)
Marcus Dods
Musical Direction/Supervision
Christopher Franke
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Rodney Bennett
Composer (Music Score)
Anne V. Coates
Editor
Tony Walton
Production Designer
Paula Rowan
Production Designer
Phil Clymer
Executive Producer
Daniel H. Blatt
Executive Producer
Tony Walton
Costume Designer
Peter Handford
Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Rowe
Sound/Sound Designer
Ted Sturgis
First Assistant Director
John Siddall
Draftsman
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