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Agatha (1979)

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105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented. On a cold winter day, her damaged car with her expensive fur coat is found abandoned at the ...See moreA fictional account of the real life, eleven day, never explained 1926 disappearance of famed murder mystery writer Agatha Christie is presented. On a cold winter day, her damaged car with her expensive fur coat is found abandoned at the side of a country road. While the authorities initially suspect that she could have committed suicide, her pompous husband, Col. Archibald Christie, who is less than cooperative with the authorities, is adamant that she is still alive. What he doesn't tell them is that he recently asked her for a divorce so that he could marry his secretary, Miss Nancy Neele. Although the divorce request was not a total surprise since she knew of the extramarital affair, Mrs. Christie still did not want to grant him the request since she still loves him. Concurrently, American newspaper columnist Wally Stanton was scheduled to conduct an interview with Mrs. Christie. Since he can no longer do so with her disappearance, Stanton instead tries to find out himself what happened to her. He manages to track her to a resort spa hotel in Harrogate, she who is living openly there but under an assumed name, and he who does not disclose his own identity to her when he meets her. Stanton's goal is not only to find out what she is up to, but to protect her good name which means not allowing the authorities to find her before he uncovers her motives. Stanton's own motives end up being more than just wanting an exclusive story. Written by Huggo See less
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Kathleen Tynan (screenplay) (story) | Arthur Hopcraft (screenplay)
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Feb 9, 1979 (United States)

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39 cast members
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Dustin Hoffman
Wally Stanton Wally Stanton   See fewer
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Vanessa Redgrave
Agatha Christie Agatha Christie   See fewer
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Timothy Dalton
Col. Archibald Christie Col. Archibald Christie   See fewer
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Helen Morse
Evelyn Crawley Evelyn Crawley   See fewer
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Celia Gregory
Nancy Neele Nancy Neele   See fewer
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Paul Brooke
John Foster John Foster   See fewer
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Carolyn Pickles
Charlotte Fisher Charlotte Fisher   See fewer
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Timothy West
Kenward Kenward   See fewer
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Tony Britton
William Collins William Collins   See fewer
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Alan Badel
Lord Brackenbury Lord Brackenbury   See fewer
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Robert Longden
Pettelson Pettelson   See fewer
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Donald Nithsdale
Uncle Jones Uncle Jones   See fewer
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Yvonne Gilan
Mrs. Braithwaite Mrs. Braithwaite   See fewer
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Sandra Voe
Therapist Therapist   See fewer
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Barry Hart
Supt. MacDonald Supt. MacDonald   See fewer
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David Hargreaves
Sgt. Jarvis Sgt. Jarvis   See fewer
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Tim Seely
Capt. Rankin Capt. Rankin   See fewer
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Jill Summers
Nancy's Aunt Nancy's Aunt   See fewer
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Christopher Fairbank
Luland (as Chris Fairbank) Luland (as Chris Fairbank)   See fewer
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Liz Smith
Flora Flora   See fewer
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Peter Arne
Hotel Manager Hotel Manager   See fewer
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John Joyce
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Irene Sutcliffe
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Hope Johnstone
Royal Baths Clerk Royal Baths Clerk   See fewer
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John Ludlow
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Ray Gatenby
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Tommy Hunter
Pierrot Pierrot   See fewer
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Pamela Austin
Pierrot Pierrot   See fewer
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Bert Ward
Pierrot Pierrot   See fewer
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Harry Segal
Pierrot Pierrot   See fewer
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Howard Blake
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Jim Archer
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Reginald Kilbey
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Hotel Porter (uncredited) Hotel Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 2,437 votes