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« on: March 27, 2017, 01:02:41 AM »

Tonight I watched this wonderful whodunit - probably my 10th viewing or something.

A group of people, all connected in some way or another to each other, are invited to a party at a penthouse suite. One by one, they start to get murdered.

I wouldn't be surprised if this film was the inspiration for Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.

Also, I'm used to the isolated house/hotel/hospital types of stories. In this movie, the isolation theme worked well, even though they were in a penthouse suite of an apartment.

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 03:49:12 AM »

Tonight I watched this wonderful whodunit - probably my 10th viewing or something.

A group of people, all connected in some way or another to each other, are invited to a party at a penthouse suite. One by one, they start to get murdered.

I wouldn't be surprised if this film was the inspiration for Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.

Also, I'm used to the isolated house/hotel/hospital types of stories. In this movie, the isolation theme worked well, even though they were in a penthouse suite of an apartment.

I thought you watched or were going to watch Elevator To The Gallows a few nights ago, did you?

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 06:07:48 PM »

I thought you watched or were going to watch Elevator To The Gallows a few nights ago, did you?

Yes, I did. I know that I wrote up some comments about it...maybe not this time around, but when I saw it the time before. Now I'm not sure...

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 01:48:14 AM »

By the way, I had been hoping to start a whodunit thread here, like I did back on the boards. I know that I've been asked to have separate threads for separate films, but does this really make sense for these lesser known movies? I can understand having separate threads for movies like Double Indemnity and The Asphalt Jungle, but do lesser known B-movies like The Ninth Guest and Murder by Television all need their own threads? I doubt that too many of those threads will get responses. I think it makes more sense to just have one whodunit thread and these B-movies could just be discussed there.

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 04:20:54 AM »

By the way, I had been hoping to start a whodunit thread here, like I did back on the boards. I know that I've been asked to have separate threads for separate films, but does this really make sense for these lesser known movies? I can understand having separate threads for movies like Double Indemnity and The Asphalt Jungle, but do lesser known B-movies like The Ninth Guest and Murder by Television all need their own threads? I doubt that too many of those threads will get responses. I think it makes more sense to just have one whodunit thread and these B-movies could just be discussed there.

Go ahead start one, we have a gangster film thread, like you said for lesser films it may be better to have a home for them.


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