Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

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Corrected entry: Both the Yugoslav police officers Poirot is speaking to at the end are black. The chances of a black person serving in the Yugoslav police in the 1930s were zero.


Correction: My great-grand uncle Lionel-Joseph Yusenko was adopted from Trinidad by a Yugoslav couple. As a young man in the 1930's he served in the Yuganske Polistat - the Yugoslav police. He was black.

I stand corrected. However, two of them in the same place seems a little unlikely.


Corrected entry: Poirot is reading A Tale of Two Cities, at a table with a cup of coffee. Johnny Depp comes over and puts some cake down. Shortly afterwards a jug and a glass of water appear on the table from nowhere and remain there for the rest of the scene. (00:55:00 - 00:56:00)


Correction: The water pitcher and glass are there in the wide shot before Depp joins him.

Corrected entry: The train is constantly shown as being on a single track. There is no track for any trains travelling in the opposite direction. So, if the Orient Express meets a train coming in the opposite direction... the terminus in Istanbul has several lines running into it and its inconceivable that no other train is making its journey towards the city.

Correction: It is not that uncommon to have a single track railroad, even today Belgrade-Bar railroad has a single track part of the way. There'll be sidings, switches, signals, sections of double track, etc. to ensure safety.

Factual error: Before arriving at Brod station the train goes through high mountains. Between Belgrade (Serbia) and Brod (Bosnia and Croatia) it is all flat with no mountains around.

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Question: In the opening scenes when Poirot confronts the rabbi, priest, and imam - the priest is Catholic / Western Rite. But from the setting of their dispute in Jerusalem, shouldn't the priest be Orthodox / Eastern Rite?

Answer: Not necessarily. Jerusalem is a meeting place of many religions and faiths - and there's nothing to suggest that the Catholic priest isn't there on holiday.

Except it's stated that priest was negotiating market use (with the imam and rabbi). He was a local.

Brian Katcher

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