And Then There Were None (1945)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American borderline horror film directed by René Clair.

Plot Summary

Ten people are invited to a weekend gathering on a remote island by Mr U.N. Own who fails to turn up. Instead, he leaves a record at his mansion which, when played, reveals that all of the guests are murderers. Then the guests start turning up dead, picked off one by one by an unseen assassin…


* = uncredited

Directed by: René Clair
Copyright MCMXLV [1945] by Poplar Pictures, Inc.
Harry M. Popkin presents a 20th Century-Fox release
Produced by: René Clair, Harry M. Popkin
Associate Producer: Leo C. Popkin
Production Manager: Joseph H. Nadel
Screenplay by: Dudley Nichols; René Clair *
From the Novel [Ten Little Niggers] by: Agatha Christie
Asst. Director: Sam Nelson
Director of Photography: Lucien Androit
Film Editor: Harvey Manger
Musical Score: M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco [real name: Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco]
Musical Director: Charles Previn
Sound Recorders: Carson Jowett, Arthur Johns
Western Electric Mirrorphonic Recording
Costume Designer: René Hubert *
Art Director: Ernst Fegte
Set Decorations: Edward Boyle
Unit Manager: Ben Berk

Barry Fitzgerald (Judge Francis J. Quinncannon)
Walter Huston (Dr Edward G. Armstrong)
Louis Hayward (Philip Lombard)
Roland Young (Detective William Henry Blore)
June Duprez (Vera Claythorne)
Mischa Auer (Prince Nikita Starloff)
Sir C. Aubrey Smith (General Sir John Mandrake)
Judith Anderson (Emily Brent)
Richard Haydn (Thomas Rogers)
Queenie Leonard (Ethel Rogers)
Harry Thurston (boatman)

Alternative Titles

Convite para a Morte – Portugese title
Dieci piccoli indiani – Italian title
Diez negritos – Spanish title
E poi ne rimase ness uno – Italian title
Das Letzte Wochenende – German title
Ten Little Niggers – UK title


TV Times 4-10 February 1984 pp.21, 51 – review, credits
TV Times 22-28 June 1985 pp.31, 51 – review, credits
Video Viewer May 1983 – illustrated review

101 Greatest Films of Mystery & Suspense by Otto Penzler pp.175-178 – illustrated credits, review
The 1987 Giallo Guide pp.5, 24 – credits, review
The BFI Companion to Crime by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.34 – review
The Encyclopedia of Novels Into Films second edition by John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh pp.18-19 – credits, review (by S.C. [Sandra Camargo])
Film Review 1976-1977 pp.159-160 – illustrated credits, review
Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.10 – credits