And Then There Were None (1945)


Ten people are invited for a weekend on an island by a Mr U. N. Own, but he isn’t on the island. At dinner a record is played, by that all the people are accused of murder, suddenly the first of them is dead, then the next.It seems to be that one of them is the murderer Mr. U. N. Own, but the person in suspect is always the person who is murdered next. At last only two people seem to be left.

(Plot summary written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>)

Runtime original: 01:37:00 —> Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:50

Director: René Clair

Writer: Agatha Christie (novel), Dudley Nichols (screenplay)

Editor: Harvey Manger

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Ten strangers are invited to a mystery island, where they all are accused of murder by their elusive host. One by one they are killed off, and it is up to the survivors to figure out which one of them is the killer. René Clair’s adaption is both humorous and terrifying, and a classic film to adapt. A fun challenge to get the storyline, the plot-twists, and sense of paranoia into 5 minutes. Of course, I just had to include the vintage 20th Century Fox logo as well.

— Matthew