Film of the day: Death on the Nile (1978)

Film of the day: Death on the Nile (1978)
Death on the Nile (1978) Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images - © 2012 Getty Images

Although almost 40 years old, this version of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile is still one of the best Christie adaptations on screen.

This stellar cast includes Peter Ustinov, Bette Davis, David Niven, Mia Farrow, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury, George Kennedy, Jack Warden, Jane Birkin and Olivia Hussey.

With such a fine ensemble of actors and a great story, none of these 140 minutes on screen are wasted. Ahead of the release of Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, released in November, check out this brilliant film.

Death on the Nile is on ITV3 at 12.25.