| Crime, Drama, Mystery
A psychological thriller based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
Dr. Armstrong, Inspector Blore, General MacArthur, and Justice Wargrave do not speak until the dinner scene, nearly fifteen minutes into the film.
Miss Emily Caroline Brent:
This house is full of termites.
Ethel Rogers - Maid: It is impossible, Miss Brent.
Miss Emily Caroline Brent: That's what is always said, and then nothing can be done.
After the first murder, when we see Mr. Owen enter the dining room in the middle of the night and remove the first of the ten china figures (leaving nine), the dining table is clean and set up for breakfast. However, later, Rogers says that he noticed there were only nine figures on the table while he was cleaning up the dining room.
The credits roll in absolute silence.
The television print includes a brief interlude right after Vera and Rogers discover there are only seven Nigger statuettes left after General Macarthur's murder. This was done for a separate two night broadcast, with an inter-title simply stating "Agatha Christie's Ten Little Niggers, part two." Curiously, this is the version that was released on home video.