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Now, let's imagine TEN LITTLE INDIANS 2004--better special effects, the musical score featuring Christina Aguilera, Clay Aiken, Pink and REM. Director would be someone like Quentin Tarantino or Brian DePalma. And think of the cast:
BEN AFFLECK - Lombard
JENNIFER LOPEZ - Vera
SEAN CONNERY - Blore
ROBBIE WILLIAMS - Marston
HALLE BERRY - Ilone
DUSTIN HOFFMAN - Dr. Armstrong
TYNE DALY - The Judge
F. LEE ERMEY - The General
BOB NEWHART & SUZANNE PLESHETTE - The Housekeepers.
Oh, now, there's something to think about!
Just have fun watching these guys having fun.
10 little Indians went out to dine
1 choked on his little self and then there were 9
9 little Indians staying up quite late
1 ran away and then there were 8
8 little Indians travelling to Heaven
1 met a pussycat and then there were 7
7 little Indians chopping up sticks
The chopper finished 1 of them and then there were 6
6 little Indians playing with the hive
A bumble bee stung 1 and then there were 5
5 little Indians going in for law
1 got chancery and then there were 4
4 little Indians feeling all at sea
A red herring swallowed 1 and then there were 3
3 little Indians walking in the zoo
A big bear hugged 1 and then there were 2
2 little Indians sitting in the sun
1 gets all frizzled up and then there was 1
1 little Indian boy left all alone
So he went out and hanged himself and then there were none.
The above poem is the idea behind this murder mystery/thriller movie. This is the second movie version of (Dame) Agatha Christie's novel "And Then There Were None" (1939).
Although this version's background story is the same as the first movie version (ten people invited to a stranded area by a mysterious stranger and murdered in accordance to the lines in a children's poem), this one takes place in a mansion that's on an isolated snowy mountain. This version is also the first adaptation of the novel to show the murders on screen. (The mansion used in the movie was a famous one located in Rush, North County, Dublin in Ireland. It no longer exists.)
Who are these ten invited guests? They are:
1. Engineer Hugh Lombard (Hugh O'Brian)
2. Secretary Ann Clyde (Shirley Eaton)
3. Singer Mike Raven (Fabian)
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However, the 1965 film is not as tightly and richly told, nor as well-acted, as the 1945 version. Hugh O'Brian and Shirley Eaton are appealing and have strong screen presence. But their Lombard and Vera seem relatively superficial and wooden. He does not give as smart and layered a performance as Louis Hayward, nor is she as strong as June Duprez. Dennis Price and Wilfrid Hyde-White each strike a better balance between seriousness and playfulness in their roles than did Walter Huston and Barry Fitzgerald, but are not as energetic, commanding, and entertaining. Ilona is amusing, but exaggerated, and displaces the distinctive Brent.
Lombard's past crime, and even more harmfully the general's, are changed in 1965 to something trite and unexplained. To no effect, Lombard is changed from explorer to engineer.Read more ›
Director George Pollock, who worked on Rutherford's Jane Marple films, was also responsible for AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, which was released under the work's American title TEN LITTLE INDIANS. But on this occasion Pollock bit off a great deal more than he could chew, for the plot of TEN LITTLE INDIANS cannot be reduced to a single comic turn; to be effective it requires an ensemble cast, and in spite of one or two worthy peformances Pollock's tampering with the story's details and dumbing-down of the plot renders the whole film extremely flat. The only enjoyable performance in the film is by Wilfrid Hyde-White; the rest of the cast is either impossibly over the top (Daliah Lavi), tiresomely wooden (Shirley Eaton), or embarassingly bad (Fabian.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
A snowed-in, mountaintop castle is the setting for mystery as ten strangers gather for a weekend party. They've all been invited by a man none of them know, but their host, Mr. Read morePublished on Dec 30 2010 by Kona
8 people are invited to a remote mountaintop chalet by their host U.N. Owen; two people are already there as the butler and cook. Read morePublished on July 1 2006 by bernie
hey, its a good movie. all you freaks who read the book and don't want to deviate, get over it. and for those who believe '45 is better, you're just nostalgic. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004
I thought "And Then There Were None" was a bad adaptation...then one just flat out stinks.
Seriously, do not waste any time with this film. Please follow my advice.
The story was updated, moved to a chalet in the Swiss Alps, and the old spinster became a beautiful actress. All bad ideas. Read morePublished on April 28 2003 by J. Olsen
First off, I'm a huge Christie fan, and Ten Little Indians is my favorite of her stories. This is a solid, enjoyable retelling of the story, though it lacks the top drawer quality... Read morePublished on July 7 2000 by Richard A. Ketterer
This is a Great Murder Mystery that is full of suspence.You will enjoy the cast of,Hugh O'Brian, Fabian,Wilfrid Hyde-White,Stanley Holloway,Dennis Price,and Daliah Lavi.Buy this. Read morePublished on July 7 2000
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