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The Thirteenth Guest (1932)

13 years before the movie opens, there was a dinner party, at which the 13th guest failed to show up. The master of the manner has died, and left the bulk of his estate to this 13th guest, ... See full summary »

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Lela / Marie Morgan
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Phil Winston
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Detective Grump
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Uncle John Adams
Ethel Wales ...
Aunt Jane Thornton
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Harold 'Bud' Morgan
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Dr. Sherwood (as Craufurd Kent)
Eddie Phillips ...
Thor Jensen
Frances Rich ...
Marjorie Thornton
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Uncle Dick Thornton
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13 years before the movie opens, there was a dinner party, at which the 13th guest failed to show up. The master of the manner has died, and left the bulk of his estate to this 13th guest, but nobody knows who that is. Now someone is murdering the remaining guests, and placing their dead bodies at the table, in the same seat they had occupied 13 years before. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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BAFFLING! BREATHTAKING! CHILLS-THRILLS! (original poster)

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9 August 1932 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Uncle John refers to "Nine Yokohama" he is talking about a famous Japanese brothel. See more »

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In the final scene there is a close shot of Grump's feet close together showing the shoes on the wrong feet. The next, longer, shot shows his feet some distance apart. See more »

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A hand on a disembodied arm grasps the center of each title card and pulls it down to reveal the next card. See more »

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Version of Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943) See more »

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A classic "old house" mystery!
23 June 1999 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

This is one of Roger's & Talbot's earliest film and, by far the best of the "13th Guest" films" (several remakes were done).

At a dinner party many years ago, 13 people were invited, but only 12 showed up. The host died at the table, and the house was closed up for many, many years. Then, the bodies of the people who attended that dinner party started turning up in that abandoned house, sitting in the same chairs they occupied so long ago.

It turns out they are being murdered by a black-cloaked figure who just MIGHT have been one of dinner guests. He peers out thru a secret viewing hole, and cackles insanely after he murders someone.

A very, very eerie film!


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