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Peter Yeldham (screenplay) and
Harry Alan Towers (screenplay)
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Release Date:
June 1965 (UK) See more »
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WE DARE YOU TO GUESS! See more »
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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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Cast

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Hugh O'Brian ... Hugh Lombard

Shirley Eaton ... Ann Clyde

Fabian ... Mike Raven

Leo Genn ... General Mandrake

Stanley Holloway ... William Blore

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Judge Cannon (as Wilfrid Hyde White)

Daliah Lavi ... Ilona Bergen

Dennis Price ... Dr. Armstrong
Marianne Hoppe ... Frau Grohmann
Mario Adorf ... Herr Grohmann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Mitchell ... Narrator (voice)

Christopher Lee ... Mr. U. N. Owen (voice) (uncredited)
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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
 
Stunts
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
 
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Also Known As:
"Ten Little Indians" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
91 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Portugal:M/12 | UK:12 (video rating) (2008) (2010) | UK:A (1965) (cut) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The mysterious voice that accuses the invited guests of their specific crimes is an uncredited Christopher Lee.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: Early in the movie, the characters hear a tape recording accusing of them of murder. Later, however, when Lombard makes a reference to Blore's crime, Blore responds with a surprised, "Who told you?" when he knows exactly how Lombard found out about it.See more »
Quotes:
Judge Arthur Cannon:I find it a singular lapse of manners - a house party, and the host the last to arrive!
Mike Raven:It happens.
Judge Arthur Cannon:Not to me, young man.
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Referenced in Kingdom of the Vampire (2007) (V)See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Good adaptation of a classic murder mystery, 21 July 2009
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

It's only fair to mention that I saw the 1945 adaptation of this same story before seeing this film, so obviously the plot and characters were very familiar to me before watching. There were some changes between the two versions, however, which helps to keep things fresh...although most of the changes were for the worst. Rather than being set on island, this version sets the story on top of a snow covered mountain; while several of the characters have either had their professions changed or have been made younger than in the earlier version. The film does at least stick more rigidly to the nursery rhyme at the centre of the story. The basis of the story is the same as in previous versions, however, and we focus on ten people that have been invited to stay at a house owned by a Mr U. N. Owns. Shortly after their arrival they are played a tape made by the mysterious host; accusing them all of murder. One by one they are picked off and it's not long before the remaining guests realise that their host is amongst them.

The film feels very upper class and all the guests are well dressed and polite. The script is very similar to the earlier adaptation and so I would imagine that both versions stick very closely to the original literature. The cast is rather good and each actor fits into their role well. Standouts for me include Daliah Lavi, who plays an actress and is very sexy - and Mario Adorf who plays the butler. Eurocrime fans may recognise him as the pimp from the masterpiece The Italian Connection. The deaths are rather well handled and we see a bit more than we did in the earlier version; although 'less is more' is still very much the order of the day. Deaths include stabbing, falling off a cliff and someone has a stuffed bear dropped on their head. I was hoping that the film may have changed the ending, but unfortunately it sticks to the original story on this point so it wasn't much of a surprise for me. Still, this is a rather decent adaptation of the classic story; although I'd certainly recommend 1945's And Then There Were None over this version.

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