Alibi is a 1931 British mystery detective film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Austin Trevor, Franklin Dyall, and Elizabeth Allan.
|Directed by||Leslie S. Hiscott|
|Written by||H. Fowler Mear|
|Based on||The Murder of Roger Ackroyd|
by Agatha Christie
1928 Alibi (play) by Michael Morton
|Produced by||Julius Hagen|
|Music by||John Greenwood|
|Distributed by||Woolf & Freedman Film Service|
The film was adapted from the 1928 play Alibi by Michael Morton which was in turn based on the 1926 Agatha Christie novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd featuring her famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
Austin Trevor once claimed he was cast as Poirot because he could speak with a French accent. It was the first of three Poirot adaptations made by Twickenham Film Studios in the 1930s, followed by Black Coffee the same year, and Lord Edgware Dies in 1934, all starring Trevor as Poirot. He later appeared in The Alphabet Murders, a 1965 Christie film, playing a minor role.
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- Austin Trevor as Hercule Poirot
- Franklin Dyall as Sir Roger Ackroyd
- Elizabeth Allan as Ursula Browne
- J.H. Roberts as Dr. Sheppard
- John Deverell as Lord Halliford
- Ronald Ward as Ralph Ackroyd
- Mary Jerrold as Mrs. Ackroyd
- Mercia Swinburne as Caryll Sheppard
- Harvey Braban as Inspector Davis
- Clare Greet
- Diana Beaumont as Flora Ackroyd
- Earl Grey
- ^ IMDB entry
- ^ Aldridge p.20
- Aldridge, Mark. Agatha Christie on Screen. Springer, 2016.