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Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None

To Carlo and Mary
This is their book, dedicated to them with much affection

First Published

UK
Collins, London, Nov. 1939 as "Ten Little Niggers"
Daily Express, Jun.6-Jul.1 1939
a.k.a. "Ten Little Indians"
US
Dodd Mead, New York, Jan. 1940
Saturday Evening Post, May.20-Jul.1 1939

Plot

(from HarperCollins "The Agatha Christie Collection" cover)

Ten strangers, apparently with little in common, are lured to an island mansion off the coast of Devon by the mysterious U.N.Owen.

Over the dinner, a record begins to play, and the voice of the unseen host accuses each person of hiding a guilty secret. That evening, former reckless driver Tony Marston is found murdered by a deadly dose of cyanide.

The tension escalates as the survivors realise the killer is not only among them but is preparing to strike again... and again.

Characters

Mr. Justice Wargrave, Vera Claythorne, Captain Philip Lombard, Emily Brent, General Macarthur, Dr. Armstrong, Anthony Marston, Mr. Blore, Fred Narracott, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Sir Thomas Legge, Inspector Maine

Movie & TV

And Then There were None, 1945 (USA)
director Rene Clair
writer Rene Clair, Dudley Nichols
cast Walter Huston(Dr. Armstrong), Barry Fitzgerald(Judge Quincannon), Louis Hayward(Philip Lombard), Roland Young(Detective Blore), June Duprez(Vera Claythorne), C. Aubrey Smith(General Sir John Mandrake), Judith Anderson(Emily Brent), Mischa Auer(Prince Nikki Starloff), Richard Haydn(Rogers, the butler), Queenie Leonard(Mrs. Rogers)
Ten Little Niggers, 1949 (UK/TV)
cast John Bentley(Philip Lombard), Bruce Belfrage(Sir Lawrence Wargrave), Campbell Singer(William Blore), Stanley Lemin(Rogers), Barry Steele(Narracot), John Stuart(Dr. Edward Armstrong), Elizabeth Maude(Mrs. Rogers), Sally Rogers(Vera Claythorne), Douglas Hurn(Anthony Marston), Arthur Wontner(General Mackenzie), Margery Brice(Emily Brent)
Ten Little Niggers, 1959 (UK/TV)
"ITV Play of the Week" Season 4, Episode 20
writer Robert Tronson
cast Felix Aylmer(Sir Lawrence Wargrave), Laidman Browne(General Mackenzie), John Gabriel(Doctor Armstrong), Mary Hinton(Emily Brent), Viola Keats(Mrs. Rogers), Harry Locke(Rogers), Norman Mitchell(Narracot), Wensley Pithey(William Blore), Christine Pollon(Vera Claythorne), Michael Scott(Anthony Marston), John Stone(Philip Lombard)
Ten Little Indians, 1959 (USA/TV)
director Paul Bogart, Philip F. Falcone, Leo Farrenkopf, Dan Zampino
writer Philip H. Reisman Jr.
cast Nina Foch(Vera Claythorne), Barry Jones(Mr. Justice Sir Lawrence Wargrave), Romney Brent(Dr. Edward Armstrong), Peter Bathurst(Det. William Henry Blore), Kenneth Haigh(Philip Lombard)
Ten Little Indians, 1965 (UK)
director George Pollock
writer Enrique Llouet, Dudley Nichols, Peter Welbeck, Peter Yeldham, Erich Krohnke
cast Hugh O'Brian(Hugh Lombard), Shirley Eaton(Ann Clyde), Fabian(Mike Raven), Leo Genn(Gen. Mandrake), Stanley Holloway(William Blore), Wilfrid Hyde-White(Judge Cannon), Daliah Lavi(Ilona Bergen), Dennis Price(Dr. Armstrong), Mario Adorf(Herr Grohmann), Marianne Hoppe(Frau Grohmann)
Gumnaam, 1965 (India) Gumnaam
director Raja Nawathe
scipt Dhruva Chatterjee, Charandas Shokh
cast Nanda, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Helen, Mehmood, Dhumal, Madan Puri, Tarun Bose, Manmohan, Naina, Laxmi Chhaya
Zehn kleine Negerlein, 1969 (W.Germany/TV)
director Hans Quest
writer Gerd Krauss, Fritz Peter Buch
cast Alfred Schieske(Sir Lawrence Wargrave), Fritz Haneke(General MacKenzie), Nora Minor(Emily Brent), Ingrid Capelle(Vera Claythorne), Rolf Boysen(Philip Lombard), Alexander Kerst(Dr. Armstrong), Werner Peters(William Blore), Peter Fricke(Anthony Marston), Guenther Neutze(Rogers), Edith Volkmann(Mrs Rogers), Mathias Hell(Narracot)
Dix petits nègres, 1970 (FR/TV)
director Pierre Sabbagh
writer Pierre Brive, Meg Villars
cast Jean Degrave(Roger), Alix Mahieux(Marie), Juliette Villard(Véra), Henri Garcin(Lombard), Bernard Tiphaine(Martone), Jean-Claude Arnaud(Blore), Henri Crémieux(Mackenzie), Viviane Gosset(Émilie), Raymond Gérôme(Malgrave), Maurice Teynac(Lewis)
Ein unbekannter rechnet ab / And Then There were None, 1974 (IT/FR/DE/ES)
director Peter Collinson
writer Ench Krohnke, Enrique Lovet
cast Oliver Reed(Hugh Lombard), Richard Attenborough(Arthur Cannon), Elke Sommer(Vera Clyde), Herbert Lom(Edward Armstrong), Stéphane Audran(Ilona Morgan), Charles Aznavour(Michel Raven), Gert Frobe(Wilhelm Blore), Adolfo Celi(Andre Salve), Alberto De Mendoza(Otto Martino), Maria Rohm(Elsa Martino), Orson Welles("voice")
Desyat negrityat, 1987 (USSR)
director Stanislav Govorukhin
writer Stanislav Govorukhin, Gennadi Engstrem
cast Vladimir Zeldin, Tatyana Drubich, Alexander Kaidanovsky, Alexei Zharkov, Anatoli Romashin, Lyudmila Maxakova, Mikhail Gluzsky, Alexei Zolotnitsky, Irina Tereschenko, Alexander Abdulov
Ten Little Indians, 1989 (USA)
director Alan Birkinshaw
writer Jackson Hunsicker, Gerry O'Hara
cast Donald Pleasence(Judge Wargrave), Brenda Vaccaro(Marion Marshall), Frank Stallone(Captain Lombard), Herbert Lom(General Romensky), Sarah Maur Thorp(Vera Claythorne), Warren Berlinger(Mr. Blore), Yehuda Efroni(Dr. Werner), Neil McCarthy(Anthony Marston), Paul Smith(Mr. Rodgers), Moira Lister(Mrs. Rodgers)

Link

  1. Official Site: And Then There Were None
  2. Wikipedia: And Then There Were None
  3. IMDb: And Then There Were None (1945)
  4. IMDb: Ten Little Niggers (1949)
  5. IMDb: ITV Play of the Week: Ten Little Niggers (1959)
  6. IMDb: Ten Little Indians (1959)
  7. IMDb: Ten Little Indians (1965)
  8. IMDb: Gumnaam (1965)
  9. IMDb: Zehn kleine Negerlein (1969)
  10. IMDb: Ein unbekannter rechnet ab (1974)
  11. IMDb: Desyat negrityat (1987)
  12. IMDb: Ten Little Indians (1989)

Ten Little Niggers (play)


dramatised by Agatha Christie
at the St.James's Theatre, London, on November 17, 1943

with the title "Ten Little Indians", at the Broadhurst Theatre, New York, on June 27, 1944

Presented by Bertie Meyer at the St James' Theatre, London, on 17th November 1943, with the following cast of characters:
(in the order of their appearance)

RogersWilliam Murray
NarracottReginald Barlow
Mrs RogersHilda Bruce-Potter
Vera ClaythorneLinden Travers
Philip LombardTerence de Marney
Anthony MarstonMichael Blake
William BlorePeny Walsh
General MackenzieEric Couley
Emily BrentHenrietta Watson
Sir Lawrence WargraveAllan Jeayes
Dr ArmstrongGwyn Nicholls

The play directed by Irene Hentschel
Decor by Clifford Pember

Link

  1. Wikipedia: And Then There Were None (play)

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