Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday's Favorite OTR

Hercule Poirot: The Bride Wore Fright" 11/30/45

This was a regrettably short-lived series with actor Harld Huber giving us a really fun and quite accurate interpretation of Agatha Christie's Belgium detective.

Most episodes were, of course, whodunits. This one, though, starts with a wealthy and ruthless big game hunter trying to force an unwilling young woman to marry him. Soon, he's forced to knock off an old girlfriend who attempts to blackmail him into coming back to her.

Poirot knows the guy is guilty, but there's no proof. But the detective comes up with a plan for tricking the killer into tipping his hand--though he'll have to put his own life on the line to pull it off.

It's a good, logical plot with a likable protagonist, a loathsome villain and a satisfying ending. That's pretty much hits all the necessary bases for a good mystery.

This episode is available for download HERE.

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