Murder with Mirrors

Murder with Mirrors
Based on They Do It with Mirrors by Agatha Christie
Written by George Eckstein
Directed by Dick Lowry
Starring Helen Hayes
Bette Davis
John Mills
Leo McKern
Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) George Eckstein
Producer(s) Neil Hartley
Cinematography Brian West
Editor(s) Richard Bracken
Running time 100 minutes
Production company(s) Warner Bros. Television
Original network CBS
Original release February 20, 1985 (1985-02-20)

Murder with Mirrors is a 1985 British-American made-for-television mystery film starring Helen Hayes in her final appearance as Miss Marple and, as well, her final film role. It also stars Bette Davis, John Mills, Leo McKern, Dorothy Tutin and Tim Roth.

Murder with Mirrors is based on Agatha Christie's novel They Do It with Mirrors (1952), using the novel's American title. The novel has since been dramatized twice more on two separate Miss Marple television series: first with Joan Hickson on Miss Marple (1991) and then with Julia McKenzie on Agatha Christie's Marple (2010). Both of these used the novel's original title.


Miss Marple (Helen Hayes) is reunited with her old American friend Carrie Louise Serrocold (Bette Davis) from their days touring Italy as young ladies. Miss Marple is called on to investigate possible causes of Carrie Louise's deteriorating health. However, as Miss Marple keeps her friend company, her attention is soon diverted as she stumbles over a dead body. A murderer is at large in a house of suspects (Brocket Hall), and a race against time begins.


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