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Murder is Easy is an American film, made by Warner Bros. Television in 1982. It is adapted from the Agatha Christie novel with the same name and was directed by Claude Waltham with screenplay by Carmen Culver. It stars Bill Bixby as Luke Williams, Lesley-Anne Down as Bridget Conway and Olivia de Havilland as Honoria Waynflete. Future miss Marple actress Helen Hayes appears as Lavinia Fullerton.


A American professor of mathematical probability, Luke Williams, meets an old lady Lavinia Fullerton on a train. She tells him about an uncanny string of deaths in her village and even predicts the next one. The lady herself is soon knocked down by a car. Luke travels to her village where more deaths occur. To him, all this defies the mathematical theory of probability, and he is determined to investigate.

Comparison with original story



Filming locations

  • Hambleden village, Buckinghamshire - village scenes
  • Church of St Mary the Virgin and Hambleden War Memorial - Lavinia's funeral scene
  • Binfield Manor, Berkshire - Ashe Manor
  • Oxford - during computer session. Radcliffe Camera is seen in the background