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1) Al­fred Molina played Her­cule Poirot in the CBS ver­sion of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Ori­ent Ex­press,” but who played the Bel­gian de­tec­tive in the star-stud­ded 1974 fea­ture film of the same name?

2) This fa­mously fussy ac­tor made an odd cou­ple of choices in his roles, but play­ing Poirot in the 1966 movie “The Al­pha­bet Mur­ders” wasn’t one of them. Can you name him?

3) Name the gifted English ac­tor who has had a long run play­ing Poirot on PBS and A&E Net­work.

4) A shat­ter­ing King Lear on PBS’ “Mas­ter­piece The­atre,” what English ac­tor played Poirot in a 1986 TV movie called “Murder by the Book”?

5) Peter Usti­nov played Poirot in six films and TV movies, none more fa­mous than this 1978 block­buster also star­ring An­gela Lans­bury, Bette Davis, Mag­gie Smith and David Niven. Can you name it?

6) Be­fore star­ring in her own long-run­ning mys­tery se­ries, which ac­tress played Christie sleuth Miss Jane Marple in the 1980 movie mys­tery “The Mir­ror Crack’d”?

7) That same movie fea­tured what two screen le­gends as a pair of bit­ter ri­vals?

8) In 1992, PBS did a “Mir­ror” re­make fea­tur­ing an English ac­tress who played Miss Marple at least a dozen times on tele­vi­sion. Can you name her?

9) How many Miss Marple movies did Mar­garet Rutherford make dur­ing the 1960s?

10) What Neil Si­mon movie com­edy in­cluded James Coco and Elsa Lanch­ester spoof­ing Poirot and Marple?

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