Actors: Barry Fitzgerrald, Walter Huston, Jane Duprez, Judith Anderson
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about And Then There Were None (1945)|
|The first and best adaptation. This story has been made into FIVE films in English, and various in Russian and other languages. This Hollywood production is based more on the play by Agatha Christie then the book. In the book all characters die, but in the play and the film(s), the remaining two characters marry and live happily ever after. Casting is perfect, except perhaps Judith Anderson as Vera Claythorne. Characters stick fairly close to thosse in the book, except the changed the names of some, and turned Anthony Marstone into a Russian Prince! As regards the plot, ten people are invited to an island without knowing the host. One by one they are accused of a murder, and one by one they die. The murders are various and all relate to the nursery rhyme "Tn Little Indians". Whenever one dies, an Indian figure is smashed. It is soon decided that the killer must be one of them and people have to save their lives, and innocent people's lives, too, without getting murdered themselves...
--Bert , Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/Era of Movie:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Kind of mystery?
- skilled citizen investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- non-gory references to death/punishment
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
- 8 or more
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 1 ()
Kind of violence:
Unusual forms of death
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