Ten Little Indians (1974)

A semi-faithful adaptation of Agatha Christie’s beloved suspense classic, this early version of the famous story has a terrific location, a solid cast, and the benefit of the narrative’s own strengths, yet seems to sputter off to the side nearly as soon as it starts. Some of the characters receive cosmetic make-overs that only distract, and there’s a noticeable lack of atmosphere or pace. French crooner Charles Aznavour adds a touch of class to the proceedings but ultimately it’s a negligible adaptation that runs out of steam far before the end credits roll.

Rating: ★★ (out of 5)

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