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Year
1945
Runtime
97 min.
Director
René Clair
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
8,215
Checks
1,581
Favs
101
Dislikes
16
Favs/checks
6.4% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. gerryt's avatar

    gerryt

    @ M4GY4R24 Maybe it is a good idea to read up before making such a remark.

    "And Then There Were None" (The US title) is a novel by Agatha Christie, first published in the UK on 6 November 1939. The English title was "Ten little Niggers". The word 'nigger' had a completely different connotation in Christie's native United Kingdom than it did in America. That's why the novel was renamed.
    13 years 10 months ago
  2. Aquilla's avatar

    Aquilla

    A good movie, but I hate the ending. I mean - I know, that Agatha Christe herself wrote this ending for a play based on her book, but the book ending is sooooo much better. 11 years 10 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    1945's And Then There Were None (AKA Ten Little Indians) is René Clair's adaptation of Agatha Christie's deadliest mystery, but it's definitely the Hollywood take on it. It's got to have a couple to root for, which means downplaying the original's cynicism and deadliness. It's a lighter piece, and we therefore better see the line between this and its parodies (Murder by Death, Clue, and Doctor Who's "The Unicorn and the Wasp", for example). So have the changes robbed it of its power? Not entirely. If you don't know the solution (and I never remember the solutions - except Orient Express - because I read the books when I was barely a teenager), it keeps you happily guessing, frustrating you in an "aw shucks" kind of way as your favorites (for the murders, or full stop) get bumped off. Clair shoots the house and island well and uses those trademark 4th wall cracks of his to good effect - I'll let you find out if they're confessions or red herring. Purists will say nay, but I'll say yay, or at least, yeah ok. 4 years 2 months ago
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