The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Movies & Media Adaptations

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Christie's work has been adapted for the stage and screen many times; she herself adapted seven of her tales for the stage, including The Mousetrap which has broken all records for a consecutive run, and Witness for the Prosecution which received an award in New York for the best foreign play of the 1954-1955 season. At least twenty films have been made of her work, including the famous Margaret Rutherford series of Miss Marple films and the more recent and expensively produced Murder on the Orient Express (1974) directed by Sidney Lumet. Television adaptations have included both Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot stories, the most recent being the PBS Miss Marple series with Joan Hickson in the lead role (1986-1987). A musical spoof of And Then There Were None titled Something's Afoot appeared on Broadway in 1976; the climactic number, sung by the entire cast, was "I Owe It All to...

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