Ten Little Indians (1965, GBR) B&W-90m. ** D: George Pollock. Starring Hugh O'Brian, Shirley Eaton, Fabian, Leo Genn, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Daliah Lavi, Dennis Price, Marianne Hoppe, Mario Adorf. Another film version of Agatha Christie's formidable whodunit And Then There Were None. 10 people are trapped in a remote mansion in the Alps, fall prey one by one to killer who is among them. Direction not on top of the material (Pollock had had some Agatha Christie experience though), but still able to capture. Par for the course. That's Christopher Lee's voice coming from the speaker. Filmed before as AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (1945), TEN LITTLE INDIANS (1959, for TV). Later remade in 1974 and 1989. There is also a Russian and an Indian version of the story.


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