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YMMV: The Mousetrap
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Mr. Paravicini sometimes gets this in various productions. Most portray him as a stereotypical Italian who talks a like a this and such. Others however portray him more like an Italian mobster giving him an edge of sorts.
  • Adaptation Displacement: To some degree, anyhow. Think about it: how often do you hear anyone refer to the original short story or radio play Three Blind Mice instead of the play?
    • Although that's partially due to publishing of the short story being banned in its home country until the show stops running. It was, however, released in the United States.
      • A collection of Christie plays has been released in the US, including The Mousetrap. This troper doesn't know if it's been released in the UK as well, but assumes not.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: The ending. We won't say why.
  • Freud Was Right: Many viewers think that Christopher Wren is supposed to be gay, based on his mannerisms and finding Sgt. Trotter to be attractive (as a policeman), "terribly hearty", etc. Officially, he's not.
  • It Was His Sled: Averted.
    • Not entirely; they give it all away at That Other Wiki, those killjoys.
      • They do at least acknowledge it just before they do so.
    • Arguably subverted, actually. Almost everyone follows the rule not to spoil the ending. But the fact that it's been running for 60 years now tends to make that fact moot.
  • Narm : Let's just say some think the endings a bit too sappy.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Oh very much so and not just at the end. Think about it, you're trapped in a little bed and breakfast inn by a snow storm with people you don't know...and one of them is the killer.
  • Spoil At Your Own Risk: Ignored by the general public.

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