Murder with Mirrors

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Murder with Mirrors
Murder with Mirrors.jpg
GenreCrime, Mystery, Romance
Based onThey Do It with Mirrors by Agatha Christie
Written byGeorge Eckstein
Directed byDick Lowry
StarringHelen Hayes
Bette Davis
John Mills
Leo McKern
Music byRichard Rodney Bennett
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)George Eckstein
Producer(s)Neil Hartley
Production location(s)Brocket Hall, Lemsford, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
CinematographyBrian West
Editor(s)Richard Bracken
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Bros. Television
Original networkCBS
Original releaseFebruary 20, 1985 (1985-02-20)

Murder with Mirrors is a 1985 British-American made-for-television mystery film starring Helen Hayes in her final appearance as Miss Marple and, as well, her final film role. It also stars Bette Davis, John Mills, Leo McKern, Dorothy Tutin and Tim Roth.

Murder with Mirrors is based on Agatha Christie's novel They Do It with Mirrors (1952), using the novel's American title. The novel has since been dramatized twice more on two separate Miss Marple television series: first with Joan Hickson on Miss Marple (1991) and then with Julia McKenzie on Agatha Christie's Marple (2010). Both of these used the novel's original title.


Miss Marple (Helen Hayes) is reunited with her old American friend Carrie Louise Serrocold (Bette Davis) from their days touring Italy as young ladies. Christian Gulbranson, Miss Marple's lawyer, persuades her to visit the estate of his step-mother, Carrie Louise. Carrie Louise's devoted husband Lewis has turned the manor house Stonygates into a halfway house for young criminals. He confides to Miss Marple that he suspects that someone is slowly poisoning Carrie Louise with arsenic. But then Christian Gulbranson is found murdered. A murderer is at large in a house full of suspects.



Brocket Hall

Murder with Mirrors was filmed entirely on location in England.[1] Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire featured as Stonygates.[2] Several locations in London can be seen, like Carlton House Terrace, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Bridge. Turville, Seer Green and Skirmett, all in Buckinghamshire have also been used for the film.


  1. ^ End credits of the film.
  2. ^, retrieved February 6, 2017.

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Media related to Murder with Mirrors (1985 film) at Wikimedia Commons