Dead Man's Folly

Dead Man's Folly

Dead Man's Folly is a 1986 British-American made-for-television mystery film featuring Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It is based on Christie's 1956 novel Dead Man's Folly. The film was directed by Clive Donner and starred Peter Ustinov as Poirot.


Hercule Poirot and his associate, Captain Hastings, are called in by his eccentric mystery author friend, Ariadne Oliver, to a manor house in Devon. Oliver is organizing a "Murder Hunt" game for a local fair to be held at Nass House, but she is troubled by something she cannot quite put her foot on.

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    contentLocation Devon
    director Clive Donner
    genre mystery
    keywords ariadne oliver dead body hercule poirot manor house murder murder hunt old man river
    musicBy John Addison
    publisher CBS