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Ten Little Indians (1965)

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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Agatha Christie mystery in which one of ten suspects in an isolated island mansion is a killer. Who is It?

Directors: Paul Bogart, Philip F. Falcone, and 2 more credits »
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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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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tenlit Films Ltd. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stanley Holloway and Wilfrid Hyde-White appeared in My Fair Lady (1964). See more »

Goofs

When Shirley Eaton's character slowly dresses for dinner, her underwear is white. After an evening of terror, when she slowly undresses for bed, the underwear is black. See more »

Quotes

Hugh Lombard: Drop dead!
Det. William Henry Blore: That's not funny.
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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

Version of ITV Play of the Week: Ten Little Niggers (1959) See more »

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Ten Little Indians
Adaption of traditional nursery rhyme
Performed by Fabian
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Decent Remake
3 September 1999 | by Eric-62-2See all my reviews

The first remake of the 1945 classic "And Then There Were None" is a fairly decent effort. While all of the wonderfully sly wit is gone this time, and the locale has been shifted from an island to a mountain resort (resulting in some characters having different nationalities this time) the results are still quite credible. The cast is good, with golden girl Shirley Eaton of "Goldfinger" fame looking quite lovely as the female lead. It's also amusing to see "My Fair Lady" almuni Stanley Holloway and Wilfrid Hyde-White together again in a completely different kind of film and setting. Just like the original, the identity of the killer (and I won't say who!) comes as a surprise because the performer gives a brilliant performance that makes it hard to link that performer with the one who committs all the murders beforehand. All subsequent remakes of this story have been awful. The original is still the best, but this one is okay to look at.


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