Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios
Starring: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Stella Tanner
Directed by: George Pollock
Synopsis: Agatha Christie’s sleuth Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) joins a theatrical company to get to the truth behind a murder mystery for which she has acted as a juror.
Kitty Cameo: During the course of her investigation, Miss Marple rooms at a boarding house where the actors from the theater are staying. She is shown to her room which was previously occupied by one of the company who is now deceased. As she is settling into the room the door of a cupboard slowly opens. Startled, Miss Marple grabs a vase and prepares to hit whomever emerges. Much to her surprise, a shorthaired cat is inside.
Miss Marple follows the cat to the door and lets it out of her room.
Cat Cattle Call: Later in the film Miss Marple is returning to her room when she finds a note which indicates someone has been looking around inside. She hears a noise from within and slowly opens the door. No less than five cats run out of the room!
The landlady Mrs. Harris (Stella Tanner) appears and explains how the cats look for an empty bed. She then encourages them to come with her.
Final Mewsings: The best boarding houses include cats for free!