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Ten Little Indians (1965)

Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 6 February 1966 (UK)
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Ten people are invited to a luxury mountaintop mansion, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director:

George Pollock

Writers:

Peter Yeldham (screenplay), Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Bill Mitchell ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Up to a house high on a mountain top have been invited ten people who are strangers to each other. When they are all gathered, they hear from their host that each one of them has in someway caused the death of an innocent person and that justice had not be served in their cases. There are eight guests and two servants there for the weekend, but one by one, they are being knocked off according to the poem of "Ten Little Indians". As the number of survivors decreases, they begin to believe that the killer is one of the group, but are unable to decide on which one he or she may be. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director George Pollock directed four movies with Margaret Rutherford as Dame Agatha Christie's "Miss Jane Marple". When a fifth planned "Miss Jane Marple" movie failed to be green-lit, he did this classic Dame Agatha Christie story for another producer. It was his final theatrical movie. See more »

Goofs

When Herr Grohmann is preparing to go down the mountain on a rope, his gloves appear and disappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

The film was originally released with a "Whodunit Break" gimmick. Right before Ann is seen firing the gun at Hugh, the action pauses and an off screen voice tells the audience that the film will pause for one minute to give them a chance to solve the crime. The previous murders are shown under a large clock ticking the minute away. After the narrator tells the audience they can figure the mystery out if they have "paid close attention" he finishes by intoning "DO NOT BE SURPRISED BY WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE!" At that point the action resumes. Some video and TV prints do not contain this fun "murder minute", but others (including the version shown on TV in the UK) still do. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zombie Island Massacre (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Ten Little Indians
Adaption of traditional nursery rhyme
Performed by Fabian
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And then there was "Ten Little Indians"
1 November 2000 | by NPGSee all my reviews

And then Agatha Christie, a great writer, thought of a rich, suspenseful, and thrilling story like this. This movie version is an excellent adaption of the story with ten strangers come to a ski resort which seems haunted at first turns out to be the scene of a crime. Which of the ten committed it? Well you'll have to see the movie. This film is beautifully filmed with the acting superb definitely with the Goldfinger girl Shirley Eaton. I'll make sure I add this movie to my classic film collection.


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