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And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 31 October 1945 (USA)
Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

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(as Rene Clair)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Ten people are invited for a weekend on an island by a Mr U. N. Own, but he isn't on the island. At dinner a record is played, by that all the people are accused of murder, suddenly the first of them is dead, then the next... It seems to be that one of them is the murderer Mr. U. N. Own, but the person in suspect is always the person who is murdered next. At last only two people seem to be left. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Queenie Leonard (Mrs. Rogers), who died on January 17, 2002, was the last surviving cast member of the movie. See more »

Goofs

In a flashback, Mr. Owen kills the seventh victim, takes a drink from a flask, and then tosses the flask away, leaving the stopper open. However, when two characters find the flask the next day, the stopper is closed. See more »

Quotes

Emily Brent: Very stupid to kill the only servant in the house. Now we don't even know where to find the marmalade.
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Crazy Credits

The first line of the nursery rhyme appears onscreen - "Ten Little Indians Went Out To Dine...." - superimposed over a set of small statues of Native Americans - this is immediately followed by the film's title "And Then There Were None". See more »

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Version of Ten Little Niggers (1949) See more »

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Ten Little Indians
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Performed by Mischa Auer
Played often throughout the picture
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Timeless quality
12 April 2011 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I find it incredible how a film made 65 years ago can stand up so well, I think with every watch it gets better and better. It was very professionally made, beautifully acted and seems to avoid the brashness and showyness that the later versions were guilty of. I love the fact that every character is so charismatic, perhaps the character of the Russian was dubious casting, but The Judge and Doctor are fabulous in it, Huston and Fitzgerald showing what wonderful actors they both are. June Duprez was very beautiful, quite surprised to read that she retired rather early in her career. I'm unlike most reviewers, I actually love the 70's Oliver Reed/Elke Sommer version. Maybe this is the quintessential version though. Maybe this film is due a proper remake, who knows.


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