Stamboul, it is a city I have never visited. Poirot crossed the Strait of the Bosphorus. Each one stabbed Ratchett once and none of them could really know who killed him. The second is that eleven of the twelve passengers and the conductor, Michel, are all guilty. Ratchett had hired him for protection and had told him that the person threatening him was a small, dark man with a high voice. A passionate plea from one of the passengers the mother of Mrs. First up is Pierre Michel, the conductor, who seems a bit shaken and flighty.
Yes, I did guess who did the murder. How many women are there in this coach? This suggests multiple murderers who may even have been unaware of each other. There are many confusing clues, but he eventually discovers that all the passengers and a conductor are in some way connected to the Armstrong family and twelve of them are guilty of the murder. Princess Dragomiroff approaches Poirot and says that the handkerchief is hers. Poirot starts to believe that the Countess is really Linda Arden's youngest daughter.
Poirot discovers that Miss Debenham had been governess for the Armstrong family, Foscarelli was chauffeur to the family and Greta Ohlsson was the murdered child's nurse. Bouc, Hercule reexamines all the facts and develops a list of inquiries. North Lincolnshire, England: Dragonby Press. Washington D C: Copyright Office. The main difference from the novel is the additional element of Poirot's Catholicism being brought to the forefront, and his personal and religious struggle with whether to expose the murderers or let them off the hook, as well as a much darker atmosphere of the film, in comparison with the novel. Then he talks to Miss Debenham, who refuses to explain the strange conversation Poirot heard her have with Colonel Arbuthnot. Cassetti was caught but fled the country after he was acquitted on a technicality.
Their conversation was more animated than at breakfast. He happens to notice two both British persons that seem to be pretending that they don't know each other. As they were all connected, they made themselves like the 12 jury members of American trials, all boarded the train and took justice into their own hands. Bouc, desperate to preserve the reputation of his train, begs Poirot to investigate. With the help of Dr. Information about the passengers : How many did he see? The conductor also informs Hercule that the train is currently stuck in a snowbank.
The train was about to depart, he said. On the other hand, at least 3 three would be capable of causing death. The old American lady, a Swedish lady, the young English lady, the Countess Andrenyi and Madame la Princesse Dragomiroff and her maid. Bouc then informed Poirot that Ratchett has been murdered, he was stabbed 10-15 times. A murder is discovered, and Poirot's trip home to London from the Middle East is interrupted to solve the murder.
Interrogation 6 What is Hildegarde doing when M. She tells him a small, dark conductor with a high voice woke her during the night. D A strange American sttracted the detective's attention. She had poise 6 and efficiency. . This version co-starred as Mrs Hubbard and as the Princess Dragomiroff renamed Señora Alvarado and portrayed as the widow of a South American dictator.
In the dining car, he passes the time by watching the other occupant of the dining car, Mary Debenham. Added was a direct link for Poirot to the Armstrong kidnapping—before Sonia's death, John Armstrong wrote to Poirot for help. He greets Mary, and asks if he can sit with her. Poirot and MacQueen MacQueen looks and sounds. Flooding from rainfall that washed sections of track away in December 1931 halted Christie's return from her husband's archaeological dig at aboard an Orient Express for twenty four hours. When Poirot returns to his compartment for cigarettes, he finds the red dressing gown there. As luck would have it the passenger is murdered in what would appear to be a perfect crime.
As Poirot is perplexed to discover, the passengers and Conductor give each other alibis, present contradictory facts, and deny involvement in the murder - even when the victim turns out to be the notorious kidnapper Cassetti, and even when the passengers and Conductor all prove to have had a connection with the Armstrongs, one of the families he Cassetti victimized. Bouc moved to another coach to allow Poirot a spot in first class. Poirot is called back to London urgently and tries to book a compartement on the Orient Express, but it is full. Poirot, in response to both Ratchett's manner and his face, refuses. Poirot begins searching the passengers' luggage and finds some pipe cleaners, identical to one found at the crime scene, in Colonel Arbuthnot's bag.