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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (book), Doctor Heliotrope

To commemorate the release of the new movie, I have provided my ideal cast.

After catching the Taurus Express from Aleppo in Syria and traveling to Istanbul, private detective Hercule Poirot arrives at the Tokatlian Hotel. Once there, Poirot receives a telegram prompting him to return to London. He instructs the concierge to book a first-class compartment on the Simplon-Orient Express leaving that night. However, the train is fully booked, and Poirot only gets a second-class berth after the intervention of his friend M. Bouc, a fellow Belgian who is a director of the train line Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits and is also boarding the train. After boarding, Poirot is approached by Mr. Samuel Ratchett, a malevolent, elderly American. Ratchett believes his life is being threatened and attempts to hire Poirot but, due to his distaste, Poirot refuses.

On the second night of the journey, as he is only travelling to Italy, M. Bouc gives up his first class-compartment to Poirot, who is going to Calais. This gives Poirot the compartment next to Mr. Ratchett. The train is stopped by a snowdrift near Vinkovci. Several events disturb Poirot's sleep, including a cry emanating from Ratchett's compartment. The next morning, M. Bouc informs him that Ratchett has been murdered and asks Poirot to investigate.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Tim Burton 100% 

Cast Results

Hercule Poirot Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Paul Giamatti 100% 

Samuel Ratchett/Lanfranco Cassetti Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Ed Harris 100% 

Mrs. Caroline Hubbard Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Susan Saradon 100% 

Countess Helena Andrenyi Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Keira Knightley 100% 

Count Rudolph Andrenyi Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. James McAvoy 100% 

Princess Natalia Dragomiroff Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Angela Lansbury 100% 

Colonel John Arbuthnot Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Liam Neeson 100% 

Cyrus Hardman Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. William H. Macy 100% 

Pierre Michel Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Ralph Fiennes 100% 

M. Bouc Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Giovanni Ribisi 100% 

Dr. Constantine Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Jeffrey Demunn 100% 

Antonio Foscarelli Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. John Turturro 100% 

Edward Masterman Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Anthony Hopkins 100% 

Hector MacQueen Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt 100% 

Fraulein Hildegarde Schmidt Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Glenn Close 100% 

Mary Debenham Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Emma Stone 100% 

Greta Ohlsson Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Meryl Steep 100% 


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