The Alphabet Murders (1965)

35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
mono, English

A British borderline horror film directed by Frank Tashlin.

Plot Summary

is on the trail of a serial killer in who is murdering victims in alphabetical order.


Directed by: Frank Tashlin
© MCMLXV [1965] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios Ltd.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents
Produced by: Lawrence P. Bachmann
Associate Producer: Ben Arbeid
Screenplay by: David Pursall and Jack Seddon
Based on the novel The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie
Director of Photography: Desmond Dickinson
Film Editor: John Victor Smith
Music Composed and Conducted by: Ron Goodwin
Sound Recordist: Sash Fisher
Art Director: Bill Andrews

Tony Randall (Hercule Poirot)
Anita Ekberg (Amanda Beatrice Cross)
Robert Morley (Hastings)
Maurice Denham (Japp)
Guy Rolfe (Duncan Doncaster)
Sheila Allen (Lady Diane)
James Villiers (Franklin)
Julian Glover (Don Fortune)
Cyril Luckham (Sir Carmichael Clarke)
Grazina Frame (Betty Barnard)
Richard Wattis (Wolf)
Clive Morton (‘X')
David Lodge (sergeant)
Patrick Newell (Cracknell)
Austin Trevor (Judson)
Alison Seebohm (Miss Sparks)
Windsor Davies (Dragbot)
Sheila Reid (Mrs Fortune)

Alternative Titles

A… B… C… – Polish title
A-B-C-mordene – Danish title
Az ábécé gyilkosságok – Hungarian title
ABC contre Hercule Poirot – French title
The ABC Murders
ABC-murhat – Finnish title
O Alfabeto do Crime – Portuguese title
Amanda – working title
Os Crimes do Alfabeto – Brazilian title
Detective con rubia – Spanish title
Hercule Poirot en het ABC mysterie – Dutch title
Mesanyhta sto Piccadilly – Greek title
Die Morde des Herrn ABC – West German title
Den mystiska blondinen – Swedish title
Poirot e il caso Amanda – Italian title



  • The Daily Cinema no.9024 (5 February 1965) p.8 – note (Production-wise)


  • Kine & TV Year Book 1968 p.109 – credits