Black Coffee

Black Coffee (1931)

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1931-08-24
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 1 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 18min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Les Établissements Jacques Haïk
  • Production Country: France, United Kingdom
  • Director: Leslie S. Hiscott
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Black Coffee is a 1931 British detective film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott. Based on the 1930 play Black Coffee by Agatha Christie featuring her famous private detective Hercule Poirot, it stars Austin Trevor as Poirot with Richard Cooper playing his companion Captain Hastings. A famous but hated scientist, Sir Amory, is killed during a house party, and some of his valuable papers are missing. Poirot rapidly determines the cause of death and the motive, then narrows down the suspects to the most likely culprit.

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  • Austin Trevor

    as Hercule Poirot
  • Adrianne Allen

    as Lucia Amory
  • Richard Cooper

    as Capt. Hastings
  • Elizabeth Allan

    as Barbara Amory
  • C. V. France

    as Sir Claude Amory
  • Philip Strange

    as Richard Amory
  • Dino Galvani

    as Dr. Carelli
  • Michael Shepley

    as Raynor
  • Melville Cooper

    as Insp. Japp
  • Marie Wright

    as Miss Amory
  • Leila Page

    as (uncredited)
Writing H. Fowler Mear Screenplay
Camera Cyril Stanborough Still Photographer
Directing Leslie S. Hiscott Director
Production Julius Hagen Producer
Camera Sydney Blythe Director of Photography
Writing Brock Williams Screenplay
Sound Baynham Honri Sound Director
Writing Agatha Christie Novel