Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Director Sidney Lumet

Production year 1974

Length 128min.

Country UK


In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.


Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet



John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin


Paul Dehn

Director of Photography

Geoffrey Unsworth

Production designer

Tony Walton

Music by

Richard Rodney Bennett


Peter Handford, Bill Rowe


Anne V. Coates


Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Widmark, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller

Production company(ies)

EMI Film Distributors, G.W. Films Limited

Sidney Lumet

American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). He did not win an individual Academy Award, but he did receive an Academy Honorary Award in 2005 for Lifetime Achievement and 14 of his films were nominated for various Oscars, such as Network, which was nominated for ten, winning four. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood states that Lumet was one of the most prolific filmmakers of the modern era, having directed more than one movie a year on average since his directorial debut in 1957. He was noted by Turner Classic Movies for his "strong direction of actors," "vigorous storytelling" and the "social realism" in his best work. Film critic Roger Ebert described him as having been "one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors." Lumet was also known as an "actors' director," having worked with the best of them during his career, probably more than any other director.


12 Angry Men (1957), Stage Struck (1958), That Kind of Woman (1959), The Fugitive Kind (1959), A View From the Bridge (1961), Long Day's Journey into Night (1962), The Pawnbroker (1964), Fail-Safe (1964), The Hill (1965), The Group (1966), The Deadly Affair (1967), Bye Bye Braverman (1968), The Sea Gull (1968), The Appointment (1969), King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970), Last of the Mobile Hot Shots (1970), The Anderson Tapes (1971), Child's Play (1972), The Offence (1972), Serpico (1973), Lovin' Molly (1974), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976), Equus (1977), The Wiz (1978), Just Tell Me What You Want (1980), Prince of the City (1981), Deathtrap (1982), The Verdict (1982), Daniel (1983), Garbo Talks (1984), Power (1986), The Morning After (1986), Running on Empty (1988), Family Business (1989), Q & A (1990), A Stranger Among Us (1992), Guilty as Sin (1993), Night Falls on Manhattan (1997), Critical Care (1997), Gloria (1999), Find Me Guilty (2006), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007).

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