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Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 British mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet. It stars an ensemble cast, starring Albert Finney and featuring Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Perkins and Wendy Hiller.


Having concluded a case, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) settles into what he expects will be a relaxing journey home aboard the Orient Express. But when an unpopular billionaire is murdered en route, Poirot takes up the case, and everyone on board the famous train is a suspect. Using an avalanche blocking the tracks to his advantage, Poirot gradually realizes that many of the passengers have revenge as a motive, and he begins to home in on the culprit.


  • Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot
  • Lauren Bacall as Mrs. Hubbard
  • Martin Balsam as Bianchi
  • Ingrid Bergman as Greta Ohlsson
  • Jacqueline Bisset as Countess Helena Andrenyi
  • Jean-Pierre Cassel as Pierre Paul Michel
  • Sean Connery as Colonel Arbuthnot
  • John Gielgud as Edward Beddoes
  • Wendy Hiller as Princess Natalia Dragomiroff
  • Anthony Perkins as Hector McQueen
  • Vanessa Redgrave as Mary Debenham
  • Rachel Roberts as Hildegarde Schmidt
  • Richard Widmark as Ratchett
  • Michael York as Count Rudolf Andrenyi
  • Colin Blakely as Cyrus B. Hardman
  • George Coulouris as Dr. Constantine
  • Denis Quilley as Antonio Foscarelli
  • Vernon Dobtcheff as Concierge
  • Jeremy Lloyd as A.D.C.
  • John Moffatt as Chief Attendant