The Golden Age of Hollywood

Just finished watching this version of Agatha Christie's marvelous tale.  Rene Clair seems to film it like the stage play it originally was, as every so often, he has the characters looking directly into the camera as they speak.  Not just a close-up, but directly into the camera.


This is my favorite of Louis Hayward's performances.  Of course, Walter Huston and Barry Fitzgerald are always a treat to watch.  What thoughts does anyone else have to add?

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I remember seeing that movie years ago and I loved it. Can't quite remember everything--I'll have to rewatch it.
I just finished watching this film plus the 1960 version with Hugh O'Brien - I never remember it's name - TEN LITTLE INDIANS? Whatever. I've seen this one several times, own the DVD and it's OK. But it's not the memorable version that I get cravings to see every so often. I tend to play it after seeing this Rene Clair version, and then only if I've forgotten TEN enough to trick me into watching it again. "Ah yes, that's right... it's OK but still..."


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