The stellar cast clearly enjoys itself, with Maggie Smith in fine fettle as a hotel manageress. Majorca looks hot, but it would have been nice if the producers had retained the original Cornish setting.
Summary Concluded. You won't use up too many grey cells figuring out who is responsible for the murder of actress Diana Rigg, but there's enormous pleasure to be had from sitting through the movie waiting to be proved right. The stellar cast clearly enjoys itself, with Maggie Smith in fine fettle as a hotel manageress. Majorca looks hot, but it would have been nice if the producers had retained the original Cornish setting.
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Taglines: Evil is Everywhere. Even in Paradise. Edit Did You Know? Quotes Daphne Castle : Arlena and I were in the chorus of a show together, not that I could ever compete. Even in those days, she could always throw her legs up in the air higher than any of us The titles for each actor feature an item of costume, prop or setting relevant to their character and those for the production team are similarly themed.
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Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. It has a cast of marvelous actors who communicate mosly through rude remarks: Maggie Smith as Daphne Castle, the hotel's owner, who received the island and the palace in return for services to Tyrania's king, who, from what we hear, sounds to be even less important than Zog of Albania; Diana Rigg as Arlena Marshall, a temporarily retired stage star of great celebrity and forked tongue; Colin Blakely as Sir Horace Blatt, a self-made millionaire and recent recipient of a knighthood; James Mason and Sylvia Miles as Odell and Myra Gardener, New York theatrical producers whose bickering future depends on their signing Arlena for a new show, and Roddy McDowall as Rex Brewster, a professional scamp of the sort who gets invited to dinner parties, but only to fill in for a last-minute cancellation.