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And Then There Were None

Cast
Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young, June Duprez, Micha Auer, C. Aubrey Smith, Judith Anderson, Richard Haydn, Queenie Leonard, Harry Thurston
Released
1945
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Maid Ethel tells her butler husband Thomas, “It makes me nervous.” (0:09)

Recorded voice of host Mr. Owen charges “Dr. Edward G. Armstrong, that through uncontrolled drunkenness you did kill Mrs. Mary Clees.” (0:13)

Thomas tells Armstrong, referring to Ethel, “She’s quite out of her head, doctor.”
Armstrong: “Uh, hysteria induced by shock. Give her this sedative... If she doesn’t sleep, repeat the dose in two hours.” (0:16)

Detective Blore, referring to Prince Nikki: “Just plain drunk.” (0:20)

Blore asks Armstrong, “Suicide?” (0:22)

Blore tells explorer Philip, “We’ll catch that raving maniac.”
Philip: “A lunatic like Owen could have found a hiding place before Rogers arrived here.” (0:25)

Armstrong tells the others, “So long as there is a lunatic at large we are in mortal danger.” (0:27)

Armstrong tells the others, “The Russian may have committed suicide.”
Quinncannon asks Armstrong, referring to Ethel, ”You didn’t give her an overdose last night, did you?” (0:30)

Quinncannon tells Armstrong General Mandrake was behaving “Like a man out of his mind.”
Quinncannon: “In other words, a lunatic.”
Blore: ”The old boy’s balmy.”
Emily: “Whom the gods destroy they first make mad.”
Quinncannon: “Well, are we looking for a lunatic?”
Blore: “Maybe he’s not as crazy as we think he is.” (0:31)

Armstrong: “A poison glass could mean suicide. An overdose of sedative might have been an accident.” (0:32)

Quinncannon: “I too am a well known person, but doctors have gone mad before now. Judges have gone mad...”
Armstrong: “Bad psychology.”
Thomas, referring to wives, “... they do sometimes drive a man crazy.” (0:36)

Blore tells Philip, referring to Emily, “I think there’s another one who’s balmy.”
”It’ll take a lot to send me off my head.”
Philip: ”I feel quite sane at the moment.” (0:45)

One of the men tells Thomas, “Never mind, you idiot.” (0:47)

Armstrong tells Blore, referring to Thomas, “It fits the psychological pattern.”
Blore: “He got drunk.” (0:50)

Emily tells secretary Vera, referring to Emily’s nephew, “He added to his many sins by hanging himself.” (0:54)

Armstrong tells the others, referring to Emily, “She’s clearly manic-depressive...”
”No sane person would think of using seaweed as a pattern for a shawl.” (0:56)

Blore hands Armstrong a syringe. (0:58)

Armstrong, referring to the poison: “It must be very potent.”
Philip: “It’s mad. We’re all mad.” (0:58)

Philip asks Vera, “Doesn’t that make you nervous...?” (1:00)

Philip tells Blore, “Look, if Miss Claythorne is safe in her room as you say, we’re both behaving like idiots.”
Blore: “I prefer being a living idiot.” (1:03)

Armstrong: “I operated on Mrs. Cees while I was under the influence...” (1:06)

Philip tells Armstrong, referring to Vera, “She was hysterical.” (1:12)

Philip answers Vera’s question: “The mad doctor.” (1:23)

Philip tells Vera of the real Lombard, “He committed suicide.” (1:25)

Quinncannon recites the verse to Vera, while he approaches a noose hanging from the ceiling: “One little Indian boy left all alone. He went and hanged himself, and then there were none.”
Vera: ”What if I don’t agree to hang myself.”
Quinncannon: ”I proposed a scheme to confuse the imaginary Mr. Owen... I counted on everyone’s confusion in the dark...”
Vera: “But how can you force me to hang myself?”
Quinncannon poisons himself. (1:28)