Murder at the Gallop, 1963

Director

George Pollock

Cast

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Buckinghamshire: stay at: the Kings Arms, 30 High Street, Amersham (tube: Metropolitan Line)

Murder at the Gallop location: gatehouse of Hilfield Castle, Hilfield Lane, Hertfordshire

Murder at the Gallop location: Miss Marple discovers the suspicious death: gatehouse of Hilfield Castle, Hilfield Lane, Hertfordshire

Second of the Margaret Rutherford-Miss Marple movies is an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s After the Funeral, with Marple investigating the demise of a man scared to death by a pussycat. Suspicious, huh?

Shot around the village of Denham, on the A4020, northwest of Uxbridge; at Aldenham, to the northeast of Watford.

Miss Marple discovers the murder at Hilfield Castle, Hilfield Lane, just off the A41 north of Bushey in Hertfordshire (seen as ‘Castle Quilty’ in Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 film of Lolita). This is a private home, not visible from the road.

Murder at the Gallop location: gatehouse of Hilfield Castle, Hilfield Lane, Hertfordshire

Murder at the Gallop location: Miss Marple eavesdrops: the King's Arms, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

And you might recognise the half-timbered inn, where Marple eavesdrops on the reading of the will, as the exterior of the ‘Jolly Boatman’ in Four Weddings and a Funeral. It's the half-timbered Kings Arms, 30 High Street, Amersham in Buckinghamshire (tube: Metropolitan Line).




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