And Then There Were None – my favourite Agatha Christie novel – is the Dame’s most adapted, being the basis of stage plays, video games, TV films and – with its quintessential plot of people lured to an isolated location to be picked off one-by-one – a slew of parodies and loving homages (Family Guy did one of the most recent). But most notable are the five big-screen adaptations, made between 1945 and 1989. Yes, kind reader, I have sacrificed my social life to view all five this week, and so – over the next few days – I’ll be reviewing each of them, culminating in an ‘Awards’ post, in which I’ll nominate the best actor in each role, as well as the best screenplay, design, etc. Let’s start at the very beginning, shall we?

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