26 February, 2011
And then there were none.
I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Staring: Barry Fitzgerald and Walter Huston
Released: 31st of October, 1945.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller.
Based on the book "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie. 10 people all invited by a stranger, Mr. Owen, told to come to this island, Indian Island, for different reasons. Strange things started happening, they all realised that none of them had ever met this person who had invited them. On the first day a record was played to them, telling all of the things they had done. They had all committed a crime, and none had payed for it. Soon one by one they started dying off, and all there deaths surprisingly mimicked the song Ten Little Indians. They searched the island and found that there was no one but them, and that it had to be one of them. "Mr. Owen could only come to the island in one way. It's perfectly clear. Mr. Owen is one of us." But who? Would any one survive, or would it end like the nursery rhyme.
First off if you don't know anything about Agatha Christie you should probably read up on her, she is the top notch in mystery/thriller novels. Also this is hands down my favourite black and white movie, and it really wouldn't be good any other way. It's a wonderful wonderful movie. Beautifully directed by René Clair.
To sum it up, I would highly recommend it.