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It is basically about ten people who are invited to a big house out in the desert by 'UN Owen'. When they get there, they find that the real reason they have been brought there is to be murdered one by one.
Unlike the other adaptations, this 1975 version has an all-star cast including Sir Richard Attenbrough, Gert Fobe, Oliver Reed, Orson Welles and Herbert Lom, who are all on top form.
As i have already mentioned, this adaptation does not stick to the original story very well at all. Instead of the house that they are all invited to being on an island like it is in the book, it is in the middle of a desert. A lot of the characters have also been changed, not just in their names, but in the crimes that they were supposed to have committed. The ending to the film is different to the book as well, however this ending was written by Agatha Christie herself, because the original ending is just a series of letters from 'UN Owen' explaining how he did it, and this of course cannot be done for the film or on stage, hence why she wrote an alternative.
Agatha Christie saw the book as one of her greatest achievements and the critics and readers agreed. And now i'm sure that you will agree with me that this is a great adaptation and although generally not concidered to be the best, it's still a great adaptation and an even greater movie.