And Then There Were None – Movie Trailer

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.

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  1. While I have read almost every Hercule Poirot book Christie has, I am woefully ignorant of her other books, and I haven’t read this yet. I’m pretty sure I own it, so I’ll have to search it out and put it closer to the top of the TBR pile.

    1. I used to read a lot more Christie when I was younger and a lot of them have faded away, but this one stayed with me. I think it something about knowing that you are stuck somewhere and one of the people who is in the same boat as you is really the killer. That trust issue is hard to get around and it made for such a suspenseful read.

  2. I love this book and have read it many times. I also have enjoyed a couple of the movie adaptations, but I’m almost sure I haven’t seen this one. The 1945 movie is good and I’ve also seen one done in 1965 with a different title – TEN LITTLE INDIANS – which was an alternate title for the book. The 1965 one is interesting because it stars Hugh O’Brian (very cute) and the teen idol at the time, Fabian.

    I’ve been thinking a lot about Agatha Christie books made into movies this week and wrote about MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS on Wednesday. I think I’ll need to watch one of these again. Such a wonderful book.