Murder on the Orient Express
Director: Sidney Lumet Run Time: 128 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG Release Year: 1974
Starring: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Martin Balsam, Jacqueline Bisset
Elegant, escapist entertainment at its stylishly European best. This Agatha Christie whodunit boasts an incredible international cast as some of the most wonderfully eccentric characters ever created. Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for her slightly dim-witted, Bible-quoting Swedish missionary. Albert Finney is the dapper detective Hercule Poirot, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous train’s Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionaire before the local police arrive. Packed with sparkling dialogue and visually rich in texture, this incomparable thriller received six Academy Award nominations.
Anne V. Coates (Editor)
Anne V. Coates, ACE and OBE, edited more than 60 films in a prolific career that lasted for six decades. One of cinema’s most influential film editors, she was best known for her work on David Lean’s 1962 classic, Lawrence of Arabia, for which she won an Academy Award. She received further Oscar nominations for Becket (1964), directed by Peter Glenville; The Elephant Man (1980), by David Lynch; In the Line of Fire (1993), by Wolfgang Petersen; and Out of Sight (1998), by Steven Soderbergh. – American Cinema Editors.