Murder on the Orient Express uses Bridgeman for set decoration


Based on the famous novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express is the latest film from director/actor Kenneth Branagh, who stars as Hercule Poirot (who else?!). The film also features Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, and our very own Judi Dench.


Murder on the Orient Express poster. Copyright courtesy of 20th Century Fox


The film is the fourth adaptation of Christie's novel, following a 1974 film, a 2001 TV film, and a 2010 episode of Agatha Christie's Poirot.  The plot follows Poirot, a world-renowned detective, who seeks to solve a murder on the famous European train in the 1930s.


A View of Jerusalem, with the Dome of the Holy Rock, 1864 (oil on canvas), Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (1808-94) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Image


Hercule Poirot is travelling back to London from Istanbul when a passenger on board is murdered. Knowing that one of the passengers must have committed the murder, the crime must be solved before the train reaches its destination.


Street in front of the Tower of David, Jerusalem, c.1880-1900 (photochrome), Swiss Photographer, (19th century) / Palestine Exploration Fund, London, UK / Bridgeman Images


It is a visually stunning film, for which Bridgeman supplied many images to be used as reference for scenery, including beautiful paintings of landscapes in the Middle East, and photographs of 1930s high society.


JOHN McCORMACK (1884-1945) American tenor. Photographed with his family in the 1920s. / Photo © Granger / Bridgeman Images


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