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Ten Little Indians (1974)

Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab (original title)
PG | | Mystery, Thriller | 1974 (Italy)
Ten people are invited to a hotel in the Iranian desert, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director:

Peter Collinson

Writers:

Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck), Erich Kröhnke | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Aznavour ... Raven
Maria Rohm ... Elsa Martino
Adolfo Celi ... The General
Stéphane Audran ... Ilona (as Stephane Audran)
Alberto de Mendoza ... Martino
Richard Attenborough ... Judge Cannon
Gert Fröbe ... Blore (as Gert Froebe)
Herbert Lom ... Dr. Armstrong
Elke Sommer ... Vera Clyde
Oliver Reed ... Hugh Lombard
Orson Welles ... U. N. Owen / and the voice of (voice)
Teresa Gimpera ... Maria (credit only)
Rik Battaglia ... Vendedor (as Rick Battaglia) (credit only)
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Storyline

A group is invited, under false pretenses, to an isolated hotel in the Iranian desert. After dinner, a cassette tape accuses them all of crimes that they have gotten away with. One by one they begin to die, in accordance to the Ten Little Indians nursery rhyme. After a search is made of the hotel, they realize that the murderer is one of them. A few members of the group attempt to trust each other, but the question still remains, who can one trust? And who will leave the hotel alive? Written by Nick Johansen

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Taglines:

Agatha Christie, the greatest mystery-writer. "Ten Little Indians" her greatest mystery. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy | West Germany | France | Spain | UK | Iran

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish | German | French

Release Date:

1974 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Ten Little Indians See more »

Filming Locations:

Templo de Debod, Madrid, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video) | (home cinema) | (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

As of October 2018, Teresa Gimpera, who plays Maria in the European version of the movie (dubbed in Spanish), is still alive. She's 82. So, Elke Sommer is not the last surviving member of the cast. See more »

Goofs

Large parts of the dialogue are lifted, whole and entire, from the original version - but not all of them. In the original, Blore advises Vera to go to her room and stay there, then later scolds her for not doing so. In this version, the second half of their exchange is repeated - but the first half isn't. So when Blore yells, "Ms. Clyde! I told you to stay in your room!", he is referencing a conversation that didn't happen. See more »

Quotes

Michel Raven: Well I don't know about the rest of you, but that tape didn't say any lies about me. I was coming home from a party. Late. Drunk. And I was driving fast. FAST. Two people in the road ahead. I ran over them. William and Louisa Stern. Two years married. Very sad.
Judge Arthur Cannon: Were you not charged?
Michel Raven: I had a little influence. As you know, that can help. But they punished me. They took my driving license away.
[He gulps down his drink]
Michel Raven: Good night.
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Cast, in the order of their disappearance: See more »

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

Soundtracks

Dance In The Old Fashioned Way (Les Plaisirs Démodés)
(uncredited)
Composed and Performed by Charles Aznavour
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Very gripping whodunit
13 November 2002 | by teelbeeSee all my reviews

After reading some of the other reviews here, I was not expecting much. So, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that this whodunit kept me glued to my seat and guessing the whole way through. It had the right air about it of hidden danger and bewilderment. Taking it as a period piece; I think it's very fair to say that all of the performers gave credible performances, and I especially enjoyed Oliver Reed's portrayal of the sexy and debonair Hugh Lombard.


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