Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway (Lois Chiles)dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler (Bette Davis), her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome Otterbourne is facing a libel suit brought by Linnet, Salome's daughter Rosalie wants to protect her mother, American AndrewPennington (George Kennedy)has been embezzling from the Ridgeway family, and former friend Jacqueline (Mia Farrow)de Bellefort is upset that Linnet stole her fiance, Simon (Simon MacCorkindale), away from her. Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot must unravel the mystery when Linnet (and some of the others) turn up dead.
Won Oscar. & 5 nominations