The Mirror Crack'd

The Mirror Crack'd

The Mirror Crack'd

Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Chaplin and Tony Curtis star in this Agatha Christie whodunit from the director of Goldfinger and Live and Let Die.

A colony of Hollywood ex-patriots have arrived to film the story of Mary, Queen of Scots. Old conflicts reappear - and so does a body. The formidable Miss Marple (Lansbury), famous female sleuth, soon gets investigations well underway.

1980Rating: PG, Mild themes and coarse language105 minsUK
CrimeMystery
Director:
Guy Hamilton ('Live and Let Die', 'Goldfinger', 'The Man with the Golden Gun')
Writer:
Jonathan Hales
Cast:
Angela LansburyGeraldine ChaplinTony CurtisEdward FoxRock HudsonKim NovakElizabeth TaylorWendy Morgan

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The Mirror Crack'd / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A nostalgic throwback to the genteel British murder mystery pix of the 1950s.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

The big-name cast is a great, nostalgic throwback to the 1950s, when its players' names - Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, Tony Curtis - graced giant theatre marquees.

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Time Out

Time Out

Though it's obvious after five minutes that this is a complete no-no, the cinema equivalent of a bellyflop, it exercises a perverse fascination.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The Christie plot ends up so drastically foreshortened that you'd swear a reel must have been misplaced, although the sluggish direction of Guy Hamilton doesn't make one anxious to see it restored.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Both Miss Taylor and Miss Novak, as larger-than-life silver-screen rivals of a certain age, get all wound up for some fancy, high-toned tongue-lashings, but the material isn't up to their power.

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