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Ten Little Indians (1987)

Desyat negrityat (original title)
A psychological thriller based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
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Complete credited cast:
Tatyana Drubich ...
Anatoliy Romashin ...
Lyudmila Maksakova ...
Aleksey Zolotnitskiy ...
Irina Tereshchenko ...
Aleksandr Abdulov ...
V. Arzhatkin
D. Arshinov
V. Ventsler
Vyacheslav Zharikov ...
(as V. Zharikov)
(as F. Odinokov)


Ten people are invited to a desolate island by a mysterious host. Upon arriving, a mysterious voice recording accuses each of them of a murder committed in the past. And then someone begins to kill them one by one, choosing his methods from a grisly children's poem that hangs in every room of the house... Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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1987 (Soviet Union)  »

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Ten Little Indians  »

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1.33 : 1
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This is the first adaptation of Agatha Christie's story which follows the novel's original ending. See more »


After the first murder, when we see Mr. Owen enter the dining room in the middle of the night and remove the first of the ten china figures (leaving nine), the dining table is clean and set up for breakfast. However, later, Rogers says that he noticed there were only nine figures on the table while he was cleaning up the dining room. See more »


Miss Emily Caroline Brent: This house is full of termites.
Ethel Rogers - Maid: It is impossible, Miss Brent.
Miss Emily Caroline Brent: That's what is always said, and then nothing can be done.
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Crazy Credits

The credits roll in absolute silence. See more »


Version of Ten Little Indians (1974) See more »


Music by Hoagy Carmichael
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One of the best.
14 September 2010 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This is not the type of movie that a typical moviegoer will seek, so, instead I will give some other insight.

This was the only movie that ever gave me nightmares when I was a kid. Mostly, I think it's because the movie achieved a rare feat of actually transforming not only the book and it's characters to the screen but also the atmosphere.

Many people will not watch this movie just based on it's original name, but I can assure you, the name conveys no negative information. That leads to believe that it's P.C title, is just a cop-out.

As far as adaptations done, there are no better versions of any ever made.


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