And Then There Were None (1945) live action, movie – USA

and then there were none. 1945
crime, drama, mystery, romance
director: Rene Clair
writers: Agatha Christie, Dudley Nichols
starring: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Mischa Auer, C Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Richard Haydn, Queenie Leonard, Harry Thurston

Ten people are invited to an island and are killed off one by one, with a race against the clock to find out who the murderer is.

As a stand alone movie, I guess it’s okay. After reading the book though, I don’t think it’s as good. Not all of the characters die, there’s more of a concentration on bad romance. I also thought the killer was actually more of an idiot. I liked in the book that the killer committed the perfect crime and no one found out who it was. I also thought the character changes were stupid. They swapped out Marston for Prince Nikki Starloff, Brent was responsible for the death of her nephew instead of some girl with loose morals, Wargrave became Quinncannon and Macarthur became Mandrake. It threw me off.

Anyway, the only good thing was that they skipped the boring train ride. Just read the book.


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