In this 1945 film, based on the Agatha Christie novel by the same name, ten strangers are summoned to an island by a mysterious note. Their illusive host, a Mr. Owens, fails to show for dinner, but suddenly a voice played on a Gramophone record announces the purpose of their being gathered together on this small, remote island; they have all been accused of murder. And nobody can escape!
Over the hours that follow, guests begin to die, and the survivors form a search party hoping to discover Mr. Owens and unravel what is going on. The plot thickens, as they say, and guests resort to accusing each other of the mounting deaths around them. Despite the more serious tone of the novel, this film manages to draw humor out of the perplexing circumstances these characters suddenly find themselves in. It’s a classic whodunnit with a satisfying twist for an ending 😀
So, grab up a bag of chips and some cheap champagne, and munch your way through this classic old black and white film 😀
Produced by 20th Century Fox, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Starring Walter Huston, Barry Fitzgerald, Louis Hayward Written by Dudley Nichols.
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