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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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Very Underrated See more (15 total) »

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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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with SON OF SHOCK, which added 20 more features.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:
Swan LakeSee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Very Underrated, 11 March 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Secret of the Blue Room (1933)

*** (out of 4)

Forgotten Universal mystery/horror film about a haunted room that kills whomever stays the night in it. Is it a ghost or something else? I was shocked to see how well made this film was and the direction added some nice atmosphere along the way. The story is very well written with a nice mystery and a wonderful ending that certainly caught me off guard. The only weak part is some of the police investigation. Stars Lionel Atwill and Gloria Stuart. Rare but certainly worth searching for. I might even prefer this to The Old Dark House, which shared some of the same sets as this film.

Remade twice by Universal.

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