When it comes to detective stories, it’s pretty much impossible to find better IP than that of prolific author Agatha Christie, who had a firmer grip on what makes a successful murder-mystery than anyone before or after her. It’s essentially a given, then, that a film adaptation of one of her novels will be exceptionally entertaining, with an ingeniously crafty story in place to nail even the flimsiest of panels together. As such, filmmakers have been adapting Christie novels since her career began to blossom in the 1930s, with almost 50 feature-length adaptations and even more television spin-offs. The most recent person to add to that ever-growing catalog is writer-actor-director Kenneth Branagh.
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