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Harry Alan Towers (screenplay)
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Agatha Christie tale of 10 people invited to an isolated place only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. One of them? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
George Pollock 
Writing credits
Peter Yeldham (screenplay) and
Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck)

Agatha Christie  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Harry M. Popkin .... producer: in association with
Harry Alan Towers .... producer
Oliver A. Unger .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Malcolm Lockyer 
Cinematography by
Ernest Steward (cameraman)
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
Art Direction by
Frank White 
Makeup Department
Anne Box .... hairdresser (as Ann Box)
Gerry Fletcher .... makeup artist
Production Management
John Comfort .... production manager
Frank White .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barrie Melrose .... assistant director
Sound Department
John Brommage .... sound mixer
Ken Cameron .... sound mixer
Peter Keen .... sound editor
Larry Taylor .... stunt double: Mario Adorf (uncredited)
Terry Yorke .... stunt double: Hugh O'Brian (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Bawden .... camera operator (as Jimmy Bawden)
H.A.R. Thomson .... second unit cameraman (as Bob Thomson)
Michael Browne .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John McCorry .... wardrobe
Music Department
Malcolm Lockyer .... conductor
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Ten Little Indians" - UK (original title)
"And Then There Were None" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:PG | Portugal:M/12 | UK:12 (video rating) (2008) (2010) | UK:A (1965) (cut) | West Germany:16

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Fifth and final Agatha Christie adaption directed by George Pollock, following the four Margaret Rutherford Miss Marple films.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The falling cablecar is clearly empty, when it should contain a body.See more »
General Mandrake:[as they are standing/kneeling over a lifeless body] The fellow's intoxicated.
Ilona Bergen:He's dead drunk!
Dr. Edward Armstrong:No, Miss Bergen. Not drunk. Just dead.
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Agatha Christie's Brilliant Story, 17 January 2011
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

Based on what is probably the most ingenious whodunit premise ever created, this film animates the classic Christie story, and does so at least as well as its forerunner, "And Then There Were None" (1945).

Set in a remote castle at the top of a mountain on a cold, snowy weekend, "Ten Little Indians" tells the story of ten guests invited to this place of isolation by their unknown host, Mr. Owen. As one person dies, and then another, and with no chance of escape, the remaining guests get caught up in a game of suspicion and paranoia, as they attempt to solve the basic riddle and save their own lives. At dinner, one character asks frantically: "Are we going to sit around trying to guess who is Mr. Owen while we're murdered one by one?"

Pacing is perfect. Dialogue is mesmerizing. In one scene, two characters face each other in big wing chairs in a dark room with shadows, enhanced by a fire in the fireplace. One character blurts out: "Cold." The second character responds: "Yes cold, quite cold." The first character then adds: "Lonely." The second agrees: "And lonely; quite, quite lonely." The exchange thus continues: "It might not be Grohmann." "It might not be." "Then who?" "Tell me doctor, do you lock your door at night?" "Invariably; do you?" "I think I will tonight."

The ensemble cast is quite good. Overall acting is memorable, if not quite award worthy. The film's score enhances the cold, snowy setting. Stark, B&W lighting, combined with a pronounced echo in the large rooms, contribute to a tone that could best be described as ... creepy.

One can nit-pick this film all day. But no amount of nitpicking can deny the brilliance of Christies's underlying story premise, borrowed by innumerable films and television series through the years, including the TV reality show "The Mole". For viewers who appreciate whodunit films, "Ten Little Indians" is hard to beat.

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