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Ten Little Indians

Year:
Duration:
Germany:92 min | Spain:105 min | USA:98 min | Belgium:95 min (video version) | Italy:95 min (home cinema version) | 98 min (original version)
Genres:
Crime | Mystery | Drama
IMDB rate:
5.8
Director:
Peter Collinson
Details
Country: Italy
Release Date: 1974-09-24
Filming Locations: Shah Abbas Hotel, Isfahan, Iran
Earnings
Gross: ESP 26,293,306 (Spain) (31 August 1999)
Cast
Actor
Character
Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
Ten Little Indians
Charles Aznavour
Michel Raven
Maria Rohm
Elsa Martino
Adolfo Celi
Gen. André Salvé
Stéphane Audran
Ilona Morgan
Alberto de Mendoza
Otto Martino
Richard Attenborough
Judge Arthur Cannon
Gert Fröbe
Wilhelm Blore
Herbert Lom
Dr. Edward Armstrong
Elke Sommer
Vera Clyde
Teresa Gimpera
Maria
Rik Battaglia
(as Rick Battaglia)
Nasser Malekmotei
Inspector (as Nasser Malek Moti-I)
Orson Welles
U. N. Owen
Sepedeh
Robert Rietty
Of four roles (voice) (uncredited)
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Trivia
This is, as of its release, the last American version/adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel to be theatrically released, and the first to have an MPAA rating.
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The character name of Mr "U.N. Owen" was a double entendre for "Unknown".
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Orson Welles:  as the voice Mr. U. N. Owen.
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Goofs
The international print contains the misspelled credit "Music composed an conducted by Bruno Nicolai".
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After Michel is poisoned, the killer breaks the statue at the waist. After Elsa is strangled, the killer breaks the statue at the shoulder. After General Salvé is stabbed, the remaining guests gather around the table on which the statues are placed. The film then cuts to an overhead shot showing two statues broken at the ankle and one broken at the waist. In the next shot, the correct statues are back, but the statue broken at the waist is now in a different position.
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The end credits list the cast in order of their "disappearance". However, they are out of order. Stephane Audran is listed before Alberto de Mendoza, even though his character died before hers. And Elke Sommer is billed before Oliver Reed, yet he is supposedly killed before her.
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Quotes
Vera Clyde: You are a bastard, aren't you?
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U. N. Owen: Ladies and gentlemen, this is your host speaking. My name is U.N. Owen. I have brought you here to charge you with the following crimes: General André Salvé, Croix de Guerre, that you achieved honor from dishonor and sent five men to their certain deaths. Ilona Morgan, actress, that you did bring about the death of your husband in a most cold-blooded and ruthless manner. Doctor Edward Armstrong, that you did kill Mrs. Ivy Benson and betray your sacred trust. Michel Raven, entertainer, that you were guilty of the murder of William and Louisa Stern, whose bodies, when they were found, were almost unrecognizable. Vera Clyde, secretary, that you murdered your sister's fiancee, Richard Barclay, by slow, deliberate poison. Hugh Lombard, that you were guilty of the death of Jennifer Hayes, who was to bear your child. Arthur Cannon, judge of the Queen's bench, that you were responsible for the death of an innocent man, one Edward Seton, who was hanged according to your judgment. Wilhelm Blore, that by perjured testimony, you sent Kord Landor to a cold and lonely death in a prison cell. Otto and Elsa Martino, that you maliciously and brutally caused the death of your invalid employer for your own financial gain. Prisoners at the bar, have you anything to say in your defense?
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Judge Arthur Cannon: Listen. If you are the killer, please tell me, I won't tell a soul.
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Photos from cast
Oliver Reed