Published on Jul 29, 2011
Heres a virtual movie of Margaret Rutherford (famous for her portrayal of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple" reciting an abreviated version of "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" by Robert W Service.
I was watching the 1964 Miss Marple movie "Murder Most Foul" recently and I thought what a good job Margaret Rutherford did of reciting the poem. In the movie she was auditioning for a part in a theatrical troupe in which she was investigating a murder. I kjnow I cant possibly do a better job of re-animating Margaret Rutherford than she was able to do herself in the movie,but I thought it might be interesting to see a virtual movie of this great lady actress simply reciting the poem without the interruptions she suffers in the movie.
Murder Most Foul (1964)..........
When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.
Dame Margaret Taylor Rutherford (known as Margaret Rutherford) DBE (11 May 1892 -- 22 May 1972) was an English character actress, who first came to prominence following World War II in the film adaptations of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. In 1963 she won the best supporting actress Oscar as The Duchess of Brighton in The VIPs.
She is probably best-known for her 1960s performances as Miss Marple in several films based loosely on Agatha Christie's novels.
Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 -- September 11, 1958) was a poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon".
Service is best known for his poems "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee", from his first book, Songs of a Sourdough (1907; also published as The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses). "These humorous tales in verse were considered doggerel by the literary set, yet remain extremely popular to this day." Songs of a Sourdough has sold more than three million copies, making it the most commercially successful book of poetry of the 20th century
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