I recently re-read and reviewed And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie, and got to wondering if a movie version had been made. The book was first published in 1934, so by the time they got around to this movie in 1974, technology had advanced and the guests of Indian Island arrive by helicopter and small plane instead of by boat. All of the guests appear to be super wealthy and the mansion is plush, though in the book it seems that more than half the people were experiencing some type of financial difficulty and the house is maintained by two servants hire specifically for the weekend. My favorite part of the trailer is getting to hear a little bit of the recording that the guests hear after dinner accusing them of the crimes that they have supposedly committed.
Other movie versions of this book were also filmed. I watched the trailer for the one made in 1945 and it seemed closer to what I thought that the movie would look like, but it basically shows the entire movie. I guess they weren’t above showing everything in the trailer even then. Two of the films saw the setting change to desert locations, one taking place on an Iranian Island with another on an African Island. I should not have been surprised to discover that this is Christie’s best selling book out of all that she published. I know that it is definitely the one I found to be most memorable.