Ten people, strangers to each other, are invited to a lavish estate on an island. Through a recording, their mysterious host accuses each of his "guests" of murder and proceeds to exact ''justice." The tension mounts as, one by one, the number of people are reduced through the ingenious plotting of the unseen killer. Finally, only two are left and each is uncertain as to whether or not the other is the murderer. A top cast of veteran performers bring the intricate twist of the plot to life. One of the most thrilling novels, the film climaxes at the spine-tingling conclusion. Match wits with the script as you watch a thriller that has carved its own special niche in the realm of tales of suspense and mystery.
Cast & Crew
- Judith Anderson - Miss Emily Brent
- Mischa Auer - Prince Nikita Starloff
- June Duprez - Vera Claythorne
- Barry Fitzgerald - Judge Francis J. Quinncannon
- Richard Haydn - Thomas Rogers
- Louis Hayward - Philip Lombard
- Walter Huston - Dr. Edward G. Armstrong
- Queenie Leonard - Mrs. Rogers
- Aubrey Smith - Sir John Mandrake
- Harry Thurston - Fred Narracott
- Roland Young - Detective William Henry Blore
Reviews(see the best reviews)
Reminded me of Hitchcock. Had enough twists that I couldn't figure out who did it. Acting was rather good.
Excellent..melodramatic but suspenseful and scary! Kind of Film Noir with stunning scenery of the English coastline.
Great mystery, well acted and good 1940s photography.
very much a classic they just dont make movies like that any more i like it good movie.it kept my attention.
A classic who-dun-it. The characters did have some depth and the script was interesting. I liked the movie.
I like this movie....played and viewed just as it should.....
this was a great movie. kept you guessing the whole time.but it's no surprise, as all agatha christie movies are terrific1
A great old who done it!
Great and enjoyable film adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's most interesting mysteries! Simply classic!
Murder not taken too seriously made for a pleasant diversion.
ONe of the best adaptations of the Agatha Christy story, except in the book, all are killed and the epilog that explains it is in a bottle found in the sea.