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Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)

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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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IT'S TERRORIFIC! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Crime | Mystery

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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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Marie Morgan: If I'm gonna be treated like this, I'll get killed every day.
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Not as good as the original.
25 February 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

I've met several people who feel that this version is much better than the original (Ginger Rogers / Lyle Talbot) picture. I disagree.

All the "spookiness" from the original (including the black-robed 'phantom') is gone, and the film is "just another mystery".

But, to each his own!

Norm


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