Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Parent Guide
Catch a ride aboard this Agatha Cristie's mystery.
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Agatha Christie is purported to be the the best selling author of all time. With 66 detective novels, 14 short story collections, and credit for the world’s longest-running play (based on her book The Mousetrap) her murder mysterious have delighted billions of fans.
Murder on the Orient Express is one of her most widely known tales. It has been adapted to both the big and small screen many times and even turned into a video game. See:
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Murder on the Orient Express (2001) (TV Movie)
Murder on the Orient Express (2015) (TV Series)
Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express (2006) (Video Game)
Hercule Poirot is one of her favorite, recurring characters. The Belgian private detective is described with an egg-shaped head, a mustache and superior intelligence. He is also a respected resource for various police agencies. Poirot makes an appearance in 33 original novels and over 50 short stories, and has been played by such actors as Albert Finney, Alfred Molina, Peter Ustinov and David Suchet. In the 2017 movie adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh takes on the iconic role.
By the way, Agatha Christie may have made up the plot of the murder mystery, but the Orient Express was not a creation of her imagination. Her book was set on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE), a luxury line that still runs in a "tourist" version today, featuring restored vintage sleeping and dining cars.
Cast and Crew
Murder on the Orient Express (2017) is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley.