murder in house movie cant remember name

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many years ago i watched a black&white movie with some people in a house getting killed one by one and a detective figuring it out i think. but it was a comedy. i tried everything to figure out the name but cant get anywhere.
cant someone help me?
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Brian Bruns

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We definitely need more details. This is an extremely common plot.
You said it was black and white. What decade did it appear to be?
Was the detective a Sherlock Holmes type? Sam Spade type? Typical Scotland Yard type?
Can you remember any of the specific murders? These type of stories often revolve around a particular theme.
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Also possible: Agatha Christie (Poirot or Marple), but comedy leans toward color.

Varus78 ., might you have been watching on a b/w TV?
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that was ages ago, somewhere in the last 80s and one of the silvester specials. and the movie itself was black&white, not the TV hehe.
i think it was a female detective but i already checked miss maple movies and none seems to fit. it definatly had audio, so not silent. would point to 1920-1950 right?
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Could it have been " and than there was none"
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mQ5MDXW...

Or Ten little Indians

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061075/...

Could it have been one of these films?
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Not a female detective, so probably not it, but maybe the 1963 remake (or the 1932 original) of THE OLD DARK HOUSE??:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057379/

Or maybe MURDER, HE SAYS (1945)??:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037931/


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ok i think i figured it out. first google was censoring my search results, pretty sure. never could find this one https://www.film-rezensionen.de/2015/09/zehn-kleine-negerlein-das-letzte-wochenende/ without the links here so thanks. (english: and then there were none)
somehow https://www.film-rezensionen.de/2015/09/eine-leiche-zum-dessert/ (eng: murder by death) sneaked into my memory and changed it a bit.
Old dark House could be it too. have to take a look once i find it somewhere.