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June 1965 (UK) 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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Directed by
George Pollock 
 
Writing credits
Agatha Christie (novel)

Peter Yeldham (screenplay) and
Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck)

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 
 
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 .... cameraman: second unit (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 System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Portugal:M/12 | UK:12 (2008) | UK:A (1965) (cut) | West Germany:16

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The poem: Ten little Indian boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were Nine. Nine little Indian boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were Eight. Eight little Indian boys traveling in Devon; One said he'd stay there and then there were Seven. Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks; One chopped himself in halves and then there were Six. Six little Indian boys playing with a hive; A bumblebee stung one and then there were Five. Five little Indian boys going in for law; One got into Chancery and then there were Four. Four little Indian boys going out to sea; A red herring swallowed one and then there were Three. Three little Indian boys walking in the Zoo; A big bear hugged one and then there were Two. Two little Indian boys were out in the sun; One got all frizzled up and then there was one*. One little Indian boy left all alone; He went out and hanged himself and then there were none. (*In some versions Two Little Indian boys playing with a gun; One shot the other and then there was one.)See more »
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Continuity: When Mike Raven is playing the piano, his bow-tie is untied. However, when the others are examining the record player, he is shown pacing in the background with his bow-tie tied. In the next shot, it is untied again.See more »
Quotes:
Ilona Bergen:How utterly marvelous! You all came to a house party without knowing your host!
Hugh Lombard:Well, what about you, Miss Bergen?
Ilona Bergen:Darling, it happens to me all the time!
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Okay Little Mystery, 31 March 2003
Author: Poseidon-3 from Cincinnati, OH

Agatha Christie's oft-filmed whodunnit (and dunnit and dunnit!) gets an updating here to the mid 1960's with a pretty odd international cast selection and a less skillful presentation than in the first adaptation, 1945's "And Then There Were None". Still, this is better than any of the following versions (two of which were made by this same producer, Harry Towers! Apparently, he liked the story?!) The credits open on a Swiss mountainside with the cast making it's way up to a remote castle. Sleigh ride-a-go go music plays, instantly dating the film even more than its black and white photography. The credits are fun, though, with each actor being shown along with his or her name to help keep everyone straight. Once at the top, the gathering of eight assorted personalities and the two staff members find that they have each been invited there by a person they have never met and that the person wants to pay them back for crimes they've supposedly committed, yet never paid for. Chief people include brylcreamed hunk of man O'Brian, stiff, blonde Eaton, yammering recording artist Fabian, mod-actress Lavi and wry, elderly Hyde White among others. Before anyone can really determine how to get out of the place, the first victim falls dead on the floor. They then realize that they are being offed in the manner of the famed title nursery rhyme. One by one, the murderer knocks them off until the surprise ending reveals how and why it was done. The set up is irresistible and not even a rather lame script, nor some wooden acting can mar it completely. The thing is, in a story like this, the actors are not permitted to display very much of their character, lest they spoil the mystery and ruin the ending. They all have to be simultaneous victims/suspects and all that really leaves is a lot of worried expressions. That said, O'Brian was at the peak of his handsomeness with his parade of macho sexuality "Love Has Many Faces" just around the corner. Eaton, one of the most noted Bond girls due to her gold body paint in "Goldfinger", doesn't exactly exude screen charisma, but she and O'Brian are attractive in their ski lodge wear. Fabian plays a highly annoying character and does it a bit too convincingly, creating animosity from many audience members. Lavi gets to trot around in some couture clothes while trying to balance a massive, lacquered wig on her head. The butler and housekeeper couldn't be more mismatched as a couple with her looking like his mother (and old enough in real life to be!) Of the remaining male guests, only Hyde White makes much of an impression with his customary glint in his eye, though Holloway has a few nice moments as well. Most versions are now minus the campy "murder minute" which gave audiences a chance to try to figure out who the killer was.

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