A Very English Murder

A Very English Murder is a 1974 Soviet teleplay directed by Samson Samsonov, based on the novel An English Murder by Cyril Hare.


Relatives and friends came to Lord Warbeck's family castle for Christmas. Suddenly, right during dinner, Robert Warbeck, the only son and heir of the old Lord, dies in front of the guests. Then Lord Warbeck himself. And then — one of the guests in the house ladies... Because of snow drifts to arrive at the police can not; the only police present — not an investigator, and the Minister's guard. Foreigner doctor Batfink — historian, invited by Lord Warbeck to work in his old library — is the only one who is able to understand what had happened. However, the investigation is very complicated by the fact that almost all those present are connected with each other by strange, not the most pleasant and sometimes very unexpected relationships…

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    director Samson Samsonov
    genre crime drama
    keywords connect
    musicBy Eduard Artemyev
    productionCompany Mosfilm
    recordedAt Riga