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FULL SYNOPSIS

Based on the classic novel by mystery author Agatha Christie that was later adapted as the Broadway hit Agatha Christie , Agatha Christie begins with ten characters, each with a skeleton in his or her closet, on a remote island off the English coast. They soon realize that they have been brought there by an insane judge, who has tried each of them for criminal behavior in the past, and who now feels it is his duty to render proper justice for each. The struggle to stay alive begins as each "guest" is eliminated in a fashion that corresponds to the titular nursery rhyme. Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, and C. Aubrey Smith are among those marked for death. The film's ending differs from that of the novel, and later remakes in 1966, 1975, and 1989 (all using the title Agatha Christie), alternated between Christie's original finale and this film's climax. Depending on one's taste, the film's pacing is either excruciatingly slow or suspenseful, but the storyline has become a cinematic staple in everything from horror (C. Aubrey Smith) to satire (C. Aubrey Smith). ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Cast

Barry Fitzgerald
as Judge Quincannon
Walter Huston
as Dr. Armstrong
Louis Hayward
as Phillip Lombard
Roland Young
as Detective Blore
June Duprez
as Vera Claythorne
C. Aubrey Smith
as Gen. Sir John Mandrake
Judith Anderson
as Emily Brent
Mischa Auer
as Prince Nikki Starloff
Richard Haydn
as Rogers, the butler
Queenie Leonard
as Mrs. Rogers
Harry Thurston
as Fisherman

Crew

René Clair
Director
René Clair
Producer
René Clair
Screenwriter
Agatha Christie
Play Author
Dudley Nichols
Screenwriter
Lucien Andriot
Cinematographer
Harvey Manger
Editor
Ernst Fegte
Art Director
Rene Hubert
Costume Designer
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