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(2017)

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This was Agatha Christie's favorite of all the novels that she'd written.
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In his first meeting with Charles, Eustace makes reference to there being "a cat among the pigeons" within the mansion. This is an insider reference to another Agatha Christie work, filmed for TV, Agatha Christie's Poirot: Cat Among the Pigeons (2008). Amanda Abbington (Clemency) played a role in that adaptation, as well.
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Lady Edith says to Charles, "Sophia believes there's a Borgia living under this roof." The Borgias were a powerful family during the 15th and 16th centuries who were suspected of many crimes, notably murder by poisoning. Max Irons's (Charles Hayward) father Jeremy Irons played Rodrigo Borgia (aka Pope Alexander VI) in The Borgias (2011).
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One of the two Doberman Pinschers (Dobermans) in the den/library has cropped ears. In England it Has been illegal to crop the ears of a dog for at least 100 years.
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The location used for the foyer and staircase of Three Gables is Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire. The same location was used for the film Gosford Park, written by Julian Fellowes, who also wrote the screen adaptation for Crooked House.
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At one point during development, Neil LaBute would have directed the movie with a cast including Gemma Arterton, Julie Andrews, Matthew Goode and Gabriel Byrne.
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The car driven by the character of Charles Hayward is a 1955 Bristol 405 which also made an appearance in the 2009 movie An Education.
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The Cairo club scenes were filmed at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London. There is also a scene at the beginning with a RT bus that was filmed outside the building.
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Filming location Dyrham Park is also seen in the closing helicopter shot in Remains of the Day.
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This film project was first announced in 2011.
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Josephine Leonidis (Honor Kneafsey) pretends she's Sherlock Holmes, with Charles Hayward (Max Irons) being Dr. Watson, in a scene. Honor Kneafsey played in two different episodes of Sherlock (2010), most notably the girl on the plane in Sherlock: The Final Problem (2017), in which also Amanda Abbington plays her recurring role as Mary Watson, Dr. Watson's wife.
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Julian Sands, Christian McKay, and Amanda Abbington are all "Agatha Christie veterans" and had previously appeared in TV renditions of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple novels before working on this Christie film adaptation.
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Co-stars Terence Stamp (Insp. Taverner) and Julian Sands (Philip) appeared in the TV show, Smallville (2001), as the SAME character, older and younger versions of Jor-El, respectively.
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This is the second film in 2017 to feature both Glenn Close (Lady Edith) and Max Irons (Charles Hayward) - the first is The Wife (2017).
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Josephine tells Charles that she is reading "Salome" and gives him a short synopsis of the story. Glenn Close (Lady Edith) famously played Norma Desmond in the musical version of "Sunset Boulevard" - twice - in which Norma has written an overly long screenplay adaptation of "Salome".
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The first Agatha Christie plot line to feature so young a murderer.
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There are 4 major plot-points in this film adaptation that stray from the original Agatha Christie source novel. 1) Charles and Sophia are actually engaged and not simply ex-lovers from Cairo; Charles is more personally involved from the start. 2) The method of attempted murder of the young lady switches from a blunt instrument attack in the novel to a severed rope ladder in the film. 3) In the denouement, the older female leaves two notes instead of just one. She wished the detective to know the full truth. 4) The detective and his lover are not present and/or involved in any car chase sequence as shown in the finale of the film.
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