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Topic: See How They Run
Posted by: Susan Kelly
Date/Time: 13/09/22 18:43:00

1953. It's the 100th performance of the Mousetrap and the director of the eventual film version (still yet to happen by dint of a contract which allows it only after the stage version ends), is murdered at the theatre. He was an unpleasant man, a blackmailer and a womaniser, and there's no shortage of suspects. Enter Constable Stalker, a war widow with two children to support, and Inspector Stoppard, a drunk with a disastrous marriage behind him.

The Mousetrap is easy to spoof. Stoppard did it in The Real Inspector Hound and is thus referenced here. There are other neat tricks too. The block of flats where the screenwriter of the putative film lives is the one where Poirot lives in the early Suchet dramatisations.

The film proceeds with flashbacks, which allow Adrian Brody as the murder victim to have a big role despite dying in the first ten minutes.

It's just tremendous fun. I'm good at Whodunnits but it kept me guessing for a long time. We end up at Agatha Christie's house in Wallingford, gathered in the drawing room for the denouement.


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