And Then There Were None Overview:

And Then There Were None (1945) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by René Clair and produced by René Clair, Leo C. Popkin and Harry M. Popkin.

SYNOPSIS

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: a children's nursery rhyme. A black comedy-mystery with terrific performances.

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Five Fun Facts: And Then There Were None (1945)

By Annmarie Gatti on Mar 14, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Five Fun Facts: And Then There Were None (1945) ….. 1) Can you say best-seller? And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie’s mystery novel, was not only one of Christie’s own favorite books but also one of the world’s favorites! As a matter of fact, according to N... Read full article


Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, and Louis Hayward in "And Then There Were None"

By Stephen Reginald on Dec 3, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, and Louis Hayward in "And Then There Were None" And Then There Were None (1945) is a mystery movie directed by Rene Clair and starring Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, and Louis Hayward. The film is an adaptation of Agatha Christie's 1939 novel of the same name... Read full article


What?s Streaming in March on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? And Then There Were None, Oliver Twist, Shine On Harvest Moon.

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Classic Films in Focus: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 26, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Long a staple of high school and community drama programs, Agatha Christie's stage version of And Then There Were None is a little less murderous than the original novel but still packed with good parts. The 1945 film adaptation, directed by Rene Clair, stocks those parts with truly memorable charac... Read full article


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Quotes from

Detective William Henry Blore: I know who took the dining room key!
Philip Lombard: Who?
Detective William Henry Blore: Rogers! He had the key to the dining room, fact. He unlocks the door, takes a little Indian, goes out and chops up some sticks, fact. And then...
Philip Lombard: And then he takes the chopper, and splits his own cranium, fact. I'd like to see you do that to yourself, Blore. It would take practice!


Detective William Henry Blore: [every time he's about to make some blunder] I get it!


Judge Francis J. Quincannon: So you see, the whole thing has been as inevitable as in a nursery rhyme. When the boat arrives from the mainland, there will be ten dead bodies, and a riddle no one can solve on Indian Island.


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Facts about

Emily Brent's line, "Those whom the gods would destroy..." is from the Greek dramatist Euripides. "The wicked flee . . ." is from the Book of Proverbs.
This movie, as all existent versions of "Ten Little Indians," is based not on the novel by Agatha Christie but on her very similar play. While the identity of the murderer is the same in both versions, the outcome of who survives the murderer's plot is very different.
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