Appointment with Death – 1988 – English
Film directed in 1988 by Michael Winner, and starring Peter Ustinov, Lauren Bacall, Carrie Fisher, John Gielgud, Piper Laurie, David Soul, Hayley Mills, Nicholas Guest, Jenny Seagrove, Douglas Sheldon, John Terlesky, Dan Muggia, Michael Craig, Michael Sarne, Rudy Ruggiero…
Synopsis: When a multimillionaire whose fortune is coveted by several people appears poisoned, suspicions about her murder immediately fall on her possible heirs. Detective Hercule Poirot is in charge of investigating the crime.
Review: Appointment with Death is a wonderful film for pure escapism. Piper Laurie is really fantastic as Emily Boynton. Of course Peter Ustinov is always a treat as Hercule Poirot. Sir John Gielgud is a treasure to watch and Lauren Bacall is incredibly good as Lady Westholme. This is a glamorous film with additional supporting cast such as Jenny Seagrove, the handsome John Terlesky, the beautiful Hayley Mills and Carrie Fisher. David Soul is passable as the Boynton family lawyer. The scenery is wonderful, the costumes beautiful and the story intriguing. It is hard to know who has done the deed. The much underrated Michael Craig also puts in an appearance. I wish there could be more appointments with such a talented cast.