They all did it. All twelve people had a special relationship with the murdered child and acted as they felt the jury in the man's trial should have, finding him guilty of the murder of the little girl. They arranged the murder so that they all stabbed the body of the criminal at different times in the night so nobody would know who was technically the guilty one. Poirot then decides to present a false scenario to the officials, and the people on the train are allowed to leave.
Continuity mistake: When Poirot and Mr. Ratchett first meet in the restaurant car, Poirot has to correct Ratchett's pronunciation of his name. Poirot then points with his right hand toward Ratchett, but when it cuts to a close-up of Poirot, both his hands are on the table. The angle changes back, and Poirot's hand is once again lifted.Twotall
Mrs. Hubbard: Don't you agree the man must have entered my compartment to gain access to Mr. Ratchett?
Princess Dragomiroff: I can think of no other reason, madame.
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