The present writer loves this little film, "Murder with Mirrors" (1985), après Dame Agatha Christie, since it is the only joint appearance of two of his favorite actresses, Helen Hayes and Bette Davis. The young Tim Roth is also seen, early in his career, and Dick Lowry directed. The fine score is by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, who also scored the classic "Murder on the Orient Express" (1974).
In truth, Miss Hayes, in her final film, does seem too American (despite her early success in “Victoria Regina”), but her great warmth and charm conquer all. Miss Davis, with her unconquerable spirit, seems so vulnerable that she wins our compassion--and our hearts. In this film, we have two of our greatest personalities from the stage and from the cinema.