电影名称 Murder at the Gallop
- ——(The Raciest Mystery of the Season!)
- 中文名称 奔马酒店谋杀案
- 类型 喜剧 / 犯罪 / 戏剧 / 悬疑 / 惊悚
- 国家 英国
- 语言 英语
- 时长 1 hr 21 min (81 min)
- 上映时间 December 1963 (Austria)
The old and wealthy Mr. Enderby dies of a heart attack but the ever suspicious Miss Marple has her doubts. Who or what gave him a heart attack? Enderby's poor relatives gather at the The Gallop, a combined boarding-house and riding school. Miss Marple also gets there to find out if any of them had any particular reasons to see him dead.
When Miss Marple and Mr. Stringer are soliciting for their charity that benefits paroled convicts, they call on the home of wealthy Mr. Enderby. They are shocked to witness his heart failure culminating in his fall down the stairs to his death. Miss Marple suspects that someone "frightened him to death" intentionally by a cat, but she cannot interest Inspector Craddock in her theory. She correctly surmises that one of Enderby's four heirs is guilty of his murder, and her theory is confirmed when two of them end up murdered.
Miss Marple investigates the sudden death of old Mr. Enderby who died of a heart attack but was literally frightened to death by a cat. The man's fear of felines was well-known and Miss Marple is convinced that his deadly encounter was planned, making his death murder. Unable to convince Inspector Craddock that a crime has taken place, she decides to investigate herself. With the assistance of Mr. Stringer, she focuses on the four relatives who inherit Enderby's fortune and gathers every bit of gossip that she can about them. When one of the four if found dead, she heads off to the Gallop Hotel, owned by old Enderby's nephew Hector Enderby and where the remaining guests are staying. When another of the relatives is killed, the field of suspects seems to narrow even more, but Miss Marple has to plan a clever ruse for the killer to come out into the open.
Miss Marple and Mr. Stringer are collecting money for The Reformed Criminals Assistance League, and the old lady decides to pay a visit to the stingy Old Enderby. They go to his manor and witness him dying frightened to death by a cat. Miss Marple snoops around the house and finds a piece of mud that she keeps with her. She calls the police and later she reports to Inspector Craddock that Old Enderly was murdered. However he tells that the Death Certificate states the cause of his death as heart failure and Old Enderby had had a severe heart condition for many years. Miss Marple decides to investigate one of the heirs but she finds her dead in her house with her housemaid Miss Milchrest. Then she lodges in The Gallop Hotel to investigate who might be the murderer. When her prime suspect is killed, she finds the reason why the assassin is killing the relatives of Old Enderby. Now Miss Marple plots a scheme to catch the killer.
When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Marple suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.