Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate a case for an insurance company regarding firstly a dead woman’s body found on a moor and then a important diamond sent to the company to be insured turns out to be a fake. Poirot discovers that the diamond was bought for Arlena Marshall by Sir Horace Platt and Arlena is on her honeymoon with her husband and step-daughter on a tropical island hotel.
He joins them on the island and finds that everybody else starts to hate Arlena for different reasons – refusing to do a stage show, stopping a book, and for having an open affair with Patrick Redfern, another guest, in full view of his shy wife. So it’s only a matter of time before Arlena turns up dead, strangled and Poirot must find out who it is…
Evil Under the Sun is a 1982 British mystery film based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by Guy Hamilton, and stars Peter Ustinov in his second theatrical appearance as the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Starring: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Colin Blakely, Jane Birkin, Nicholas Clay, Sylvia Miles, Diana Rigg, Emily Hone
Screenplay by: Anthony Shaffer
Production Design by: Elliot Scott
Cinematography by: Christopher Challis
ilm Editing by: Richard Marden
Costume Design by: Anthony Powell
Set Decoration by: Peter Howitt
Art Direction by: Alan Cassie
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures
Release Date: March 5, 1982