Review: ‘Ten Little Indians’

Remake of Agatha Christie's whodunit classic, in which ten suspects find themselves incommunicado 300 kilometers from the nearest town in a luxurious hotel in the middle of a desert in Iran. The invitees accept this, and thereupon make only the feeblest of efforts to seek a way of escaping. Dressed in tuxedos and evening gowns, they resign themselves to being eliminated one by one.

Remake of Agatha Christie’s whodunit classic, in which ten suspects find themselves incommunicado 300 kilometers from the nearest town in a luxurious hotel in the middle of a desert in Iran. The invitees accept this, and thereupon make only the feeblest of efforts to seek a way of escaping. Dressed in tuxedos and evening gowns, they resign themselves to being eliminated one by one.

The murders are all committed in the most discreet, unspectacular ways, and cause only the mildest of trepidations among the remaining ‘Indians’.

Thesping consists of the usual cameos typical of the co-pro genre. Charles Aznavour manages to get in a song before nonchalantly drinking his poison and the others dutifully plod through their parts.

Ten Little Indians

Italy - W. Germany - France - Spain

Production

Talia/Coralta/Corona/Comec. Director Peter Collinson; Screenplay Enrique Llovet, Erich Krohnke; Camera Fernando Arritas; Music Bruno Nicolai; Art Director Jose Maria Tapiador

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1975. Running time: 105 MIN.

With

Oliver Reed Elke Sommer Richard Attenborough Gert Frobe Stephane Audran Herbert Lom
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