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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 (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

This movie featured just twelve credited actors and actresses in 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

Judge Arthur Cannon: Listen, why don't I trust you, and you trust me?
Dr. Edward Armstrong: The famous last words?
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Cast, in the order of their disappearance: See more »

Connections

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance In The Old Fashioned Way (Les Plaisirs Démodés)
(uncredited)
Composed and Performed by Charles Aznavour
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Turgid,Dated and Uninspired adaptation.
17 August 2000 | by peachamSee all my reviews

The Locale,Direction and Updating of the classic Agatha Christie tale have one by one destroyed this adaptation of the novel.

The first version of the book,1945's And Then There Were None was a classic,the 1966 adaptation was of passing interest...even the 1989 version had it moments but this 1975 version is a botched job. Not only is the cast turning in "take the money and run" performances,they are in the wrong roles,this makes the killer obvious from the beginnig of the investigation. And one side note...the 1945 film retained the character of religous fanatic Emily Brent portrayed perfectly by Judith Anderson,each subsequent version has cut this wonderful role,replacing her with a rather uninteresting movie star (played dreadfully in this version by Stéphane Audran).

My advice: avoid this film. Read the book,then watch the 1945 version.


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