Black Coffee
Black Coffee 1931.jpg
Directed byLeslie S. Hiscott
Written byH. Fowler Mear
Brock Williams
Based onBlack Coffee
1930 play
by Agatha Christie
StarringAustin Trevor
Adrianne Allen
Richard Cooper
Elizabeth Allan
CinematographySydney Blythe
Distributed byWoolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
  • 14 July 1931 (1931-07-14)
Running time
78 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom

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.

This was one of three appearances that Trevor made as Poirot, having also appeared in Alibi (1931) and Lord Edgware Dies (1934). It is now considered a lost film.[1]

Plot summary

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  1. ^ Aldridge p.20