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Ten Little Indians (1987)

Desyat negrityat (original title)
A psychological thriller based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.

Writers:

Agatha Christie (story), Stanislav Govorukhin (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vladimir Zeldin ... Mr. Justice Lawrence John Wargrave
Tatyana Drubich ... Vera Elizabeth Claythorne
Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy ... Captain Philip Lombard
Aleksey Zharkov ... William Henry Blore - PI
Anatoliy Romashin ... Dr. Edward George Armstrong
Lyudmila Maksakova ... Miss Emily Caroline Brent
Mikhail Gluzskiy ... General John Gordon Macarthur
Aleksey Zolotnitskiy Aleksey Zolotnitskiy ... Thomas Rogers - Servant
Irina Tereshchenko ... Ethel Rogers - Maid
Aleksandr Abdulov ... Anthony James Marston
V. Arzhatkin V. Arzhatkin
D. Arshinov D. Arshinov
V. Ventsler V. Ventsler
Vyacheslav Zharikov ... (as V. Zharikov)
Fyodor Odinokov ... Fred Narracott, the boatman (as F. Odinokov)
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Storyline

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... Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

28 December 1987 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Ten Little Indians See more »

Filming Locations:

Black Sea, Russia

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Production Co:

Odessa Film Studios See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first adaptation of Agatha Christie's story which follows the novel's original ending. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Thomas Rogers - Servant: Dinner will be served at eight o clock.
Miss Emily Caroline Brent: That's late.
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Crazy Credits

The credits roll in absolute silence. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Version of Ten Little Niggers (1949) See more »

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Stardust
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
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...As Dark and Grim as Ms. Christie Intended!!!
30 June 2003 | by marseilletarotSee all my reviews

ahh.....After a difficult search, I managed to find a video copy (with subtitles) of the film described above. The other reviewer was the reason I was prompted to find this film. It is indeed the best adaptation of A. Christie's classic suspense thriller. The most gratifying thing is being able to see everybody end up exactly where they are supposed to be in the book. After all, it is called, "And Then There Were None," not called, "And Then There Were Two." Acting, direction, and photography are exquisite. Keep eyes on auction sites for people who have copies of this one....it IS out there somewhere!!


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