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Ten Little Indians (1959)

Agatha Christie mystery in which one of ten suspects in an isolated island mansion is a killer. Who is It?
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A recently retired female Georgia Detective is forced into action to catch the Ten Little Indian serial killer she thought she had eliminated.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nina Foch ... Vera Claythorne
Barry Jones ... Mr. Justice Sir Lawrence Wargrave
Romney Brent ... Dr. Edward Armstrong
Peter Bathurst Peter Bathurst ... General John Gordon Mackenzie
Kenneth Haigh ... Philip Lombard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Berwick James Berwick ... Det. William Henry Blore (as James Kenny)
Caroline Brenner Caroline Brenner ... Ethel Rogers
Chandler Cowles Chandler Cowles ... Frederick James Marston
Valerie French ... Emily Brent
Jeremiah Morris Jeremiah Morris ... Boatman
George Turner George Turner ... Thomas Rogers
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Storyline

Live television presentation of Agatha Christie's famous work "Ten Little Indians". A group of amoral people are invited to an isolated island mansion. Upon arriving, a recorded phonograph message accuses them of certain crimes in which they could not be touched by the law. After one dies from poison, another from an overdose of sleeping pills, a third from being struck/falling into a fire, and a fourth from stabbing, (all according to the ten little Indians nursery rhyme) the remaining number realize the killer is among those present. In the desperate game to survive, the remaining number try to figure out who the killer is, before they are murdered. Who will be next? Written by John Tristan <johnt3107@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Десять негритят See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Talent Associates See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In recent years, it has come to light that much of Agatha 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 »

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NOT BAD.....A MUST FOR FANS OF THE STORY
13 July 2003 | by marseilletarotSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this one, and it moves along quite nicely. Yes, it is only an hour long, but it is cohesive and well-done. I have seen every version save for the 1949 TV version, and I must say that this is one of the better ones. My ranking would probably go 1.Desyat Negrityat, 2.And Then There Were None, 3.Ten Little Indians (1959), 4.Ten Little Indians (1966), 5.Ten Little Indians (1989), 6.Ten Little Indians (1975). You can find a copy from "Movies Unlimited." It's an old TV print, but it's not so bad. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a digital remaster one day.


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