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...
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Did You Know?
In recent years, it has come to light that much of Christie's plot appears to have been inspired by a little known 1930 play by Owen Davis entitled The Ninth Guest, which utilized the same framework of people being brought together by an unknown host who proceeds to kill them one by one. Columbia Pictures' atmospheric film version of The Ninth Guest (1934) has never been released on home video, but is now in the public domain and can be found on eBay and iOffer. 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
Mr. Justice Lawrence John Wargrave
There is a minor point now that interests me. Among the names mentioned was William Blore. However, there is no one named Blore among us. There is however a Mr. Davis. Mr Davis, do you have anything you would like to say about that?
Anthony James Marston
William Henry Blore - PI
Cat's out of the bag. I better admit my name isn't Davis.
Captain Philip Lombard
And not only that, but you are also a first class liar. You claim to have come from Natal, South Africa, and I am prepared to say you have never set foot in Natal or South Africa in your life!
Anthony James Marston
The credits roll in absolute silence. See more
The television print includes a brief interlude right after Vera and Rogers discover there are only seven Nigger statuettes left after General Macarthur's murder. This was done for a separate two night broadcast, with an inter-title simply stating "Agatha Christie's Ten Little Niggers, part two." Curiously, this is the version that was released on home video. See more
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