Brew some tea and curl up by the fire for murder, intrigue, and madcap upper-class high jinks in Agatha Christie's Why Didn't They Ask Evans? James Warwick and Francesca Annis play plucky amateur sleuths Bobby Jones and Lady Frankie Derwent (and yes, you've also seen them paired as plucky amateur Christie sleuths Tommy & Tuppence). In the very opening scene, Bobby happens upon a dying man who whispers the mysterious title question and we're off. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? has everything one looks for in an old-fashioned bloodcurdler: murder, false identities, a mysterious institution, and even morphine addiction. Warwick and Annis have the light touch of seasoned pros and slide with ease into the period setting. The rest of the cast dives into the fun and includes such noble veterans as Sir John Gielgud and Joan Hickson, herself one of the more memorable incarnations of Christie's Miss Marple. --Ali Davis --This text refers to the DVD edition.
I was lucky to come across a great sale on this movie as it has been on my wish list for awhile. It was a funny and a brilliant example of Agatha Christies storytelling and the... Read morePublished on June 16 2013 by Kandjsmum
I don't write a lot of reviews, but I couldn't let this one go by. Were the previous reviewers watching the same movie as I did? Read morePublished on Dec 17 2004
As an Agatha Christie fan, I love the story. You do not know the murderer till the end. The acting is wonderful, typical british. Costume and sceen is beautifully selected. Read morePublished on July 10 2003 by Qin Rudan