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A woman of twenty-one opens her grandfather's will left to her thirteen years earlier, per his instructions. Murder soon follows.

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Dick Purcell ...
Johnny Smith
Helen Parrish ...
Marie Morgan
Tim Ryan ...
Police Lt. Burke
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Speed Dugan
Johnny Duncan ...
Harold Morgan (as John Duncan)
John Dawson ...
Tom Jackson (as Jon Dawson)
Addison Richards ...
Jim, District Attorney
Jacqueline Dalya ...
Marjory Morgan
Cyril Ring ...
Barksdale
Paul McVey ...
Adam Morgan
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Grandfather Morgan
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The Morgan family's patriarch is soon to die. He hosts a dinner party for the family to tell them all he's setting aside his last will to be opened by his nearly 8-year-old granddaughter thirteen years in the future when she turns twenty-one. Thirteen years later, she returns to the abandoned family house to open the will, per his instructions. Murder follows shortly thereafter. Police Lt. Burke and Private Investigator Johnny Smith are soon on hand to investigate when guests of the old dinner party thirteen years earlier seem to be bumped off according to the past seating arrangement. Written by statmanjeff

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5 November 1943 (USA)  »

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In one of the camera cuts at the dinner table, young Marie is looking at her grandfather when he says "...give it back to Marie," but when the shot changes to another camera, she is looking away from him. See more »

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Johnny Smith: Maybe you're right - and that's' unusual too, for you.
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15 August 1998 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

A young girl arrives at her ancestral home and is promptly murdered-- -or is she? Twelve years earlier the murdered woman, as a little girl, had attended a birthday party for her dying grandfather. Thirteen partygoers were invited but only twelve attended. The thirteenth guest was death.

Now, in the present, the original twelve guests are members of the family fighting over the will and someone wants the money badly enough to kill for it. Detective Dick Purcell is called in to solve the crime, aided by comic sidekicks and the usual inept policemen who only seem to inhabit "B" mysteries. Directed by William "One Shot" Beaudine, this 60 minute quickie is a darn good version of the Armitage Trail mystery and manages to be a little better that its 1932 predecessor-----though for some reason the 1943 film is much more difficult to see.


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