Alibi (1931 film)

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Alibi
Directed by Leslie S. Hiscott
Produced by Julius Hagen
Written by Agatha Christie (novel)
Michael Morton (play)
H. Fowler Mear
Starring Austin Trevor
Franklin Dyall
Elizabeth Allan
John Deverell
Music by John Greenwood
Cinematography Sydney Blythe
Production
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Distributed by Woolf & Freedman Film Service
Release dates 1931
Running time 75 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
For the 1929 US film, see Alibi (1929 film).

Alibi (1931) is a British mystery detective film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Austin Trevor, Franklin Dyall, and Elizabeth Allen.[1]

The film was adapted from the 1928 play Alibi by Michael Morton which was in turn based on the Agatha Christie novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd featuring her famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

Austin Trevor once claimed he was cast as Poirot because he could speak with a French accent. It was the first of three Poirot adaptations made by Twickenham Film Studios in the 1930s, followed by Black Coffee the same year, and Lord Edgware Dies in 1934, all starring Trevor as Poirot. He later starred in The Alphabet Murders, a 1965 Christie film, playing a minor role.

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