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3.76

Awesome: 29.41%
Worth A Look52.94%
Average: 0%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap: 17.65%

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And Then There Were None
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by Greg Muskewitz

"The original 'Survivor.'"
4 stars

Enjoyable, low-key suspense film from René Clair taken from the Agatha Christie mystery of the same name (or (Or Ten Little Indians)), whereby ten random guests are invited to an isle house for the weekend.

The greater purpose, they learn, finds them all connected by association of murders; and now it is their turn to be the hunted — to survive the weekend. Is the chasseur (man or woman) responsible for this convention amongst them?, or is s/he hiding elsewhere on the island orchestrating the rising death toll? The film is aptly able to maneuver in due course through elements of guile manipulation on the behalf of its plotting source of origin, inasmuch as Clair keeps the pace and progression basic and methodical. The game is to keep one guessing, and up until nearly the end, any hunch is no more than a spin at Russian Roulette. It may show some minor wear-and-tear but it’s just as fun as a game of Clue.

With Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Mischa Auer, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Richard Haydn, and Queenie Leonard.

[Worth-seeing.]

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User Comments

4/11/17 Suzanne The music, acting, and cinematography create an engrossing mystery. 4 stars
8/09/14 Joe earl Love it 5 stars
7/06/13 richard grande The best of the adaptations of this novel-delightful wit and sense of humor. 4 stars
1/30/11 Tim S. Turner Best murder mystery ever. It has the ending of the play, by the way, not the novel. 5 stars
5/11/09 Linley i agree with mac and jack this movie is horrible and it is nothing like the book 1 stars
4/30/09 MAC Worst moive ever 1 stars
4/29/09 Bethany Cox This is a brilliant film, but I do prefer the book. Great acting and cinematography! 5 stars
1/14/09 PAUL SHORTT ONE OF THE GREATEST SUSPENSE FILMS EVER MADE 5 stars
3/30/08 Pamela White wonderful whodunit 4 stars
12/14/06 jack hazel nothing like the book. horrible acting. and insult to agatha christie 1 stars
4/22/06 Jim Knoppow First Rate Film, best of the filmizations 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  31-Oct-1945

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Directed by
  Rene Clair

Written by
  Dudley Nichols

Cast
  Barry Fitzgerald
  Walter Huston
  Louis Hayward
  Roland Young
  June Duprez
  Mischa Auer



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