Ten Little Indians (1965)

Ten Little Indians poster

Seven Arts Pictures
Starring:
 Shirley Eaton, Leo Genn
Directed by: George Pollock

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: A retelling of the classic Agatha Christie story And Then There Were None. A group of people find themselves stranded at a remote ski resort with someone out to kill each and every one of them.

Kitty Cameo: A gray cat is on the premises and turns up occasionally, usually darting from one place to another when someone is about to be killed.

Ten Little Indians - gray cat running across floor

Ten Little Indians - gray cat running across cellar floor

Ten Little Indians - gray cat crouching beside wall

Ten Little Indians - gray cat coming through doorway

The guests explore the cellars to try to find the murderer. One man named General Mandrake (Leo Genn) comes across the gray cat and picks her up.

Ten Little Indians - General Mandrake Leo Genn and gray cat

Ten Little Indians - General Mandrake Leo Genn picking up gray cat

He then hears a noise and is suddenly confronted by someone with a knife.

Ten Little Indians - startled General Mandrake Leo Genn holding gray cat

Ten Little Indians - knife pointing at startled General Mandrake Leo Genn holding gray cat

Ten Little Indians - close up of shocked General Mandrake Leo Genn holding gray cat

General Mandrake is stabbed to death, even while still holding the cat! The cat doesn’t run away until the man falls to the ground.

The cat is seen more prominently at the end of the film when the mystery is solved. To show you all of the images of the cat would be to give the ending away.

Ten Little Indians - gray cat sitting on pool table

Ten Little Indians - gray cat sitting on lap and being petted

Ten Little Indians - gray cat sitting on pool table with remaining Indians on tray

Interestly enough, the cat is also featured in the movie’s trailer in footage not seen in the film itself.

Ten Little Indians - gray cat with Indians tray

Final Mewsings: You wouldn’t murder a man holding a cat, would you?


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