Mirror Crack’d, The (EMI 1980, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson)

The Mirror Crack'd

Elizabeth Taylor heads up an all-star cast in this twisting tale of deception, blackmail and, of course, murder, based on Agatha Christie’s 1962 novel. It all happens when an American film production descends on the genteel setting of a small English village – a village, coincidentally, where Miss Jane Marple (Angela Lansbury) has a cottage.

All the cast appear to be having a fine time as they spoof not only the making of movies, but also the public perception of their screen personas. Taylor in particular enjoys the verbal sparring, with Variety noting that she “has an uproarious good time as she trades bitchy insults with Kim Novak. Adroit support performances come from Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson as Taylor’s husband and director, and Geraldine Chaplin.”

Cast: Angela Lansbury, Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Curtis, Edward Fox, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, Elizabeth Taylor, Wendy Morgan, Margaret Courtenay, Charles Gray, Maureen Bennett, Charles Lloyd Pack, Richard Pearson, Thick Wilson, Pat Nye, Peter Woodthorpe, Derek Lyons, Frank Ellis, Pierce Brosnan, Carolyn Pickles

Director: Guy Hamilton
Producer: Richard B. Goodwin, John Brabourne
Composer: John Cameron
Director of Photography: Christopher Challis

Production Companies: G.W. Films, EMI Films
Release Date: 19 September 1980
Running Time: 105 minutes
Genres: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
Country: United Kingdom

Tagline: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the murderer among them all?

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