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.
Lucien Andriot - American Director of Photography\B-Films
Agatha Christie - English mystery author, MURDER ON THE ORIENT.../DEATH ON...
Dame Agatha Christie - English mystery author, MURDER ON THE ORIENT.../DEATH ON...
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller - English mystery author, MURDER ON THE ORIENT.../DEATH ON...
René Clair - French Director
Mischa Auer - Comic Actor/International
Louis Hayward - Actor/In USA & UK
Walter Huston - Canadian Actor/In USA
Walter Houghston - Canadian Actor/In USA
Harry M. Popkin - American Producer
June Duprez - British Actress
Judith Anderson - Australian actress, REBECCA
Dame Judith Anderson - Australian actress, REBECCA
Frances Margaret Anderson - Australian actress, REBECCA
Barry Fitzgerald - Irish Character Actor
Ernst Fegte - Production Designer
Roland Young - British character actor, TOPPER, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Dudley Nichols - Legendary screenwriter
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."
"...A classic period whodunit....Clair tells the story with an offhanded, almost detached amusement..." - 03/25/1992 Los Angeles Times, p.F2