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Secret of the Blue Room
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Director:
Writers:
William Hurlbut (writer)
Erich Philippi (original script Geheimnis des Blauen Zimmers)
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Release Date:
20 July 1933 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
CARL LAEMMLE presents the 10 STAR PRODUCTION (original herald -mostly caps) See more »
Plot:
Twenty years after 3 murders occur in a castle's "blue room", three men who each want to marry a beautiful... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lionel Atwill ... Robert von Helldorf

Gloria Stuart ... Irene von Helldorf

Paul Lukas ... Captain Walter Brink

Edward Arnold ... Commissioner Forster
Onslow Stevens ... Frank Faber
William Janney ... Thomas Brandt
Robert Barrat ... Paul, the Butler
Muriel Kirkland ... Betty, the maid
Russell Hopton ... Max, the chauffeur
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mary, the cook
Anders Van Haden ... The Stranger
James Durkin ... Kruger, the commissioner's assistant

Directed by
Kurt Neumann 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Hurlbut  writer
Erich Philippi  original script Geheimnis des Blauen Zimmers

Produced by
Carl Laemmle Jr. .... producer
Henry Henigson .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Heinz Letton 
 
Cinematography by
Charles J. Stumar (camera) (as Charles Stumar)
 
Film Editing by
Philip Cahn 
 
Art Direction by
Stanley Fleischer 
 
Costume Design by
Vera West 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jay Marchant .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Harry Grundstrum .... property master (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Abe Meyer .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter
 

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Also Known As:
"The Secret of the Blue Room" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
66 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia:
Shot in six days.See more »
Quotes:
Betty, the maid:Mary! Mary, did you hear what happened last night?
Mary, the cook:Don't tell me the old cat went and had kittens again.
Betty, the maid:No, silly, it's Mr. Thomas!
Mary, the cook:What?
Betty, the maid:He disappeared.
Mary, the cook:Where to?
Betty, the maid:If we knew where he was, he wouldn't be disappeared, stupid. He slept... in the Blue Room!
Mary, the cook:[suddenly afraid] The ghost room?
Betty, the maid:And he's gone!
Mary, the cook:Oh...
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Murder in the Blue Room (1944)See more »
Soundtrack:
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Pleasant Universal Creaker!, 29 June 2003

A bit rusty and dusty, this film made by Universal in 1933 tells of three men infatuated with the daughter of Lionel Atwill who all agree for sake of ego to stay in the mysterious "blue" room, a room where no one has gone into for twenty or so years because of all the terrible things that befell the inhabitants of that room. Gloria Stuart plays the beautiful object of their affection and carefully plays on the sidelines as each man prepares and stays in the blue room. What happens? Well, that would be giving too much away, but what does ensue is a nice, tight mystery for the most part with some credible red herrings and a somewhat plausible and innovative resolution. Lionel Atwill does a fine job in his patriarchal role as does Stuart. Paul Lukas, Onslow Stevens, and the rest of the cast also do fine jobs. Story really moves this film along, and the script is very good for this time period and for a mystery. My print was somewhat faded and I am not sure if a crisper print exists. I hope so. I know it will be sometime - if anytime - for this film to get the proper DVD treatment is deserves.

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