Death on the Nile

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Death on the Nile ★★½ 1978 (PG)

Agatha Christie's fictional detective, Hercule Poirot, is called upon to interrupt his vacation to uncover who killed an heiress aboard a steamer cruising down the Nile. Ustinov's first stint as the Belgian sleuth. Anthony Powell's costume design won an Oscar. 135m/C VHS, DVD . GB Peter Ustinov, Jane Birkin, Lois Chiles, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, David Niven, Olivia Hussey, Angela Lans-bury, Jack Warden, Maggie Smith, George Kennedy, Simon MacCorkindale, Harry Andrews, Jon Finch; D: John Guillermin; W: Anthony Shaffer; C: Jack Cardiff; M: Nino Rota. Oscars '78: Costume Des.; Natl. Bd. of Review '78: Support. Actress (Lansbury).