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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 »
User Reviews:
Oft told story of a challenge to stay in a cursed room to win the love of a woman is one to see thanks to a sterling cast of Universal regulars See more (14 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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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 The Missing Guest (1938)See more »
Soundtrack:
Swan LakeSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Oft told story of a challenge to stay in a cursed room to win the love of a woman is one to see thanks to a sterling cast of Universal regulars, 4 August 2006
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

Three men all in love with the same woman decide to spend the night in the cursed "blue" room where tragedy strikes who ever spends the night. Of course tragedy again strikes and the police are called into solve the crime.

Grand Universal mystery thriller suffers from having been remade both officially and unofficially over the years. The film itself is a remake of an earlier German film so I guess turn about is fair play.

Feeling more like an old friend rather than a griping thriller this film is a good little mystery. Odds are you'll know whats going on, but you won't mind since the cast is the real reason to see this. Paul Lukas is a dashing military man, Lionel Atwill is the owner of the cursed house, Gloria Stewart is the woman in question and Edward Arnold is the detective called in to solve the crime. They are all aided by a strong supporting cast of Universal studio regulars.

This is one to make an effort to see especially if you're a fan of good, if familiar, mysteries.

7 out of 10 due to the passage of time and the multiple remakes.

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