Black Coffee (1931 film)

Black Coffee is a 1931 British detective film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott, and based on the play Black Coffee by Agatha Christie featuring her famous private detective Hercule Poirot. It starred Austin Trevor as Poirot with Richard Cooper playing his companion Captain Hastings.

Black Coffee
Directed byLeslie S. Hiscott
Written byAgatha Christie
H. Fowler Mear
Brock Williams
StarringAustin Trevor
Adrianne Allen
Richard Cooper
Elizabeth Allan
CinematographySydney Blythe
Distributed byWoolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
14 July 1931
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

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]



  1. Aldridge p.20


  • Aldridge, Mark. Agatha Christie on Screen. Springer, 2016.
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