- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 8, 1999
- Originally Released: 1945
- Label: Vci Video
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
Bonus Comedy Short: Leon Errol in "Twin Husbands"
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 03/25/1992
"...A classic period whodunit....Clair tells the story with an offhanded, almost detached amusement..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Agatha Christie's world famous novel, Ten Little Indians
, is brought to the screen with all of its baffling suspense and a star studded cast, headed by Academy Award winner Barry Fitzgerald. Ten people, strangers to each other, are invited to a lavish estate on an island. Through a recording, their mysterious host accuses each of his 'guests' of murder and proceeds to exact 'justice.' The tension mounts as, one by one, the number of people are reduced through the ingenious plotting of the unseen killer. Finally only two are left and each is uncertain as to weather or not the other is the murderer.
A top cast of veteran performers bring the most intricate twists of the plot to life. One of the most novel and thrilling climaxes ever filmed brings the picture to its spine tingling conclusion. Match wits with the script as you watch a thriller that has carved its own special niche in the realm of tales of suspense and mystery.
An Agatha Christie tale told four times on film, this is still the best. Ten guests on an isolated island are murdered one by one. The only clue is a children's nursery rhyme. A black comedy-mystery with terrific performances, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE is adapted beautifully by acclaimed French director Rene Clair.
Based on Agatha Christie's mystery, this chilling tale tells of ten people, all strangers to one another, who are marked for death. Individually they are invited to stay at an English coastal villa. One by one, the guests, are mysterious murdered. Their only clue to the killings is a children's nursery rhyme.
- The original title of the book on which this film is based was: "Ten Little Niggers." This was also the original British title for the film.
- The story first appeared as one of Agatha Christie's magazine mysteries. It was later adapted for the stage and became a hit Broadway play titled "10 Little Indians."