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And Then There Were None

Director:  René Clair
Year Released:  1945
Rating:  3.5

Solid telling of the Agatha Christie story done with maximum efficiency by skilled filmmaker Clair - ten very flawed people are brought to an island and knocked off one by one (for moral reasons). It seems to be one of those films that virtually everyone agrees is 'great,' and I am not at liberty to disagree with them; if there is a slight flaw in the workings, it's that the first act is a little slow-going - the picture's true energy and mystery don't come into their own until the last two acts. Walter Huston is marvelous as the doctor.

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