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Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Mystery  |  5 November 1943 (USA)
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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
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Marie Morgan
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Police Lt. Burke
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Johnny Duncan ...
Harold Morgan (as John Duncan)
John Dawson ...
Tom Jackson (as Jon Dawson)
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Jim, District Attorney
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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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When the killer grabs Marie from behind and drags her into the secret room, the wall quivers as she bumps into it, revealing that it's only a stage flat. See more »

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Marie Morgan: If I'm gonna be treated like this, I'll get killed every day.
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B Movie Disaster
25 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps I am not as well-versed in movie history as others are. I don't know what a Monogram film is.

I like mysteries and it was recommended in Netflix. I was surprised to see it only lasted an hour. Of course, well before the hour was up I was grateful for that fact.

This is not a good movie. It's akin to a bad short story; you just have to finish even though you know it's not going to get any better.

The grandfather dies and the folks who were at dinner 13 years before begin dying off. Who is responsible? We eventually find out, but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why that person is responsible.

The dialogue is insipid. The acting is not good. The lighting doesn't seem too good either. There's the hard-edge detective and the campy one-liners. It just didn't work.

Spare yourself; there are better movies out there. There's nothing about this that I find worth sitting through.


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