In this classic Agatha Christie detective story, former diplomat Charles Hayward has returned from Cairo to London to become a private detective. When Aristide Leonides, a wealthy and ruthless tycoon, is poisoned in his own bed, Detective Hayward is invited to solve the crime. As the investigation deepens he must confront the shocking realization that one of the key suspects is Aristede's beautiful granddaughter, his employer and former lover; and must keep a clear head to navigate the sultry Sophia and the rest of her hostile family.
Did You Know?
The Cairo club scenes were filmed at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London. There is also a scene at the beginning with a Route Master bus that was filmed outside the building. See more
Charles gave the car repairman a starter cable, which he had obviously removed himself, and claimed this is the reason the car would not start, however, when he tried to start it, the starter worked perfectly, but the engine would not fire. This implies that it was the ignition system that he tampered with, not the starter motor. See more
Now, your grandfather has just died.
A good thing, really. It's one less capitalist.
References The Last of Mrs. Cheyney