The novel features Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings in their final appearances in Christie's works see below. Christie wrote the novel in the early s, during World War II. Partly fearing for her own survival, and partly wanting to have a fitting end to Poirot's series of novels, Christie had the novel locked away in a bank vault for over thirty years. Knowing that she could no longer write any novels, the elderly Christie authorised Curtain's removal from the vault and subsequent publication. It was the last of her books to be published during her lifetime.
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Now, Styles has changed hands and is being run as a modest post-war guest house, and it is here that Hastings makes a gut-wrenching discovery: Poirot's health has taken a turn for the worse. The Belgian detective is now old, gaunt, arthritic, and confined to a wheelchair as he battles a weak heart. But his little gray cells are as active as ever, which is why Poirot has called him to Styles in the first place - a murderer is in their midst, and may be ready to strike again.
He asks Hastings to be his eyes and ears about the place, for Poirot does not know who is likely to be the killer's next victim. Being as observant and vigilant as possible, Hastings takes stock of his fellow company, All prior reviewers' comments regarding the script aside, the acting talents of David Suchet must be addressed here. There is only a small, select group of people that will have had the incredible opportunity to see what I have seen in the past few weeks.
In this move Curtain , he plays an old, bloated even fat , very ill man. One could truly believe he was on his last leg. However, just a few weeks ago less than a year after this movie was made , I had the pleasure of seeing his performance in "The Last Confession". In this play, he was vital, animated, incredibly energetic, vibrant, extremely fit even buff! This is a testament to his amazing acting talent that he could go from being the character in this movie Curtain , of course with a big nod to make-up, padding, etc.
I really didn't have a thorough appreciation of his acting chops until I saw him in this play. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites. Company Credits. Technical Specs. Plot Summary. Plot Keywords. Parents Guide. External Sites. User Reviews. User Ratings. External Reviews. Metacritic Reviews. Photo Gallery. Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions.
Poirot — Rate This. Season 13 Episode 5. All Episodes An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery there in order to prevent a serial killer from claiming more victims.
Director: Hettie Macdonald. Writers: Agatha Christie based on the novel by , Kevin Elyot screenplay. Added to Watchlist. Everything New on Hulu in June. Agatha Sheila. Agatha Christie Films. All Mine!!!! Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit Cast Episode complete credited cast: David Suchet Hercule Poirot Helen Baxendale Elizabeth Cole Hugh Fraser Captain Hastings Anne Reid Daisy Luttrell John Standing Stephen Norton Philip Glenister Curtis Alice Orr-Ewing Judith Hastings Shaun Dingwall Doctor Franklin Matthew McNulty Major Allerton Anna Madeley Barbara Franklin Claire Keelan Nurse Craven Gregory Cox Coroner David Yelland Edit Did You Know?
Trivia Although this is the last Hercule Poirot story published by Agatha Christie, it was actually the first from the final series to be filmed, as requested by David Suchet, the actor of Hercule Poirot, himself. Goofs Poirot shoots the sleeping Norton in the forehead at such close range it is unlikely that the only visible injury would be a single small entry wound with no blood.
Quotes Hercule Poirot : I pity you, Norton And your mother, I pity even more. Stephen Norton : M-my m-m-mother? You pity my mother? Hercule Poirot : To endure the agony of bringing you forth only to discover that she had nurtured in her loins such wickedness - is that not worthy of pity?
Stephen Norton : It is you who is n-not worthy! She m-m-meant the world to m-me! Hercule Poirot : And you to her? Stephen Norton : She l-loved me Hercule Poirot : Did she ever hold you, Norton, as mothers Was this review helpful to you?
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The novel features Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings in their final appearances in Christie's works. It is a country house novel, with all the characters and the murder set in one house. Not only does the novel return the characters to the setting of her first, The Mysterious Affair at Styles , but it reunites Poirot and Hastings, who last appeared together in Dumb Witness in The fictional detective dies at the end. It was adapted for television in It is the last novel published by Christie before her death.