The Thirteenth Guest (1932) [Mystery]

If you like this movie and our channel, please subscribe: | “The Thirteenth Guest” (1932) is an American mystery film, released on August 9, 1932. The film is also known as “Lady Beware” in the United Kingdom. It was based on the 1929 novel by crime fiction writer Armitage Trail best known for writing “Scarface”.

The films opens on an old abandoned house and our leading character, Marie Morgan (Ginger Rogers). As she sits down at the banquet table inside, she thinks back to the banquet that was held there 13 years before. A banquet set for 13 guests. However the 13th guest to this banquet never arrived. Now, 13 years later, the 12 attending guests are being murdered and set once again at the banquet table.

Directed by Albert Ray, produced by M.H. Hoffman, written by Arthur Hoerl (Screenplay)
Frances Hyland (Screenplay) and Armitage Trail (Additional Dialogue), starring Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald, Paul Hurst, Erville Alderson, Ethel Wales, James Eagles, Crauford Kent, Eddie Phillips and Frances Rich.

Source: “The Thirteenth Guest (film)” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 29 June 2012. Web. 29 July 2012.

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39 Replies to “The Thirteenth Guest (1932) [Mystery]”

  1. I saw this in the 50's on our first B/W TV. So good to see it again after all this time. The story was great, and for its day I'm sure it was top of the line. Very suspenseful and the actors did a great job.

  2. Spoiler. If the first girl was an imposter, how did she know the names of everyone who was at the dinner years ago and where they sat at the table. She was in the house all alone thinking back to when she was a child. Dad sat there, Harold set there, Etc.

  3. For everyone looking at these movies and leaving negative remarks… can’t watch a 1930s movie with 2020 eyes and 2020 story lines.This was when movies were kinda new still.I think the dry humor is great.

  4. I'm really getting into early 1930's films, both American and British. This one is an entertaining mix of romantic screwball comedy and murder mystery. Ginger Rogers's leading man, Lyle Talbot, turns in a performance embracing both genres.
    Notably, after finishing his leading man years he played the first Commissioner Gordon for the 1949 movie serial, Batman and Robin. Then he became first to play master-criminal Lex Luthor in the 1950 movie, Atom Man Vs. Superman. He is perhaps best known for playing next door neighbor Joe Randolph in dozens of TV episodes of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, as well as supporting roles in numerous other classic TV shows!
    And throughout this film I thought I was looking at a young Ray Milland!

  5. April 2020 Chicago c19 shut down.
    Can't think of a nicer way to spend 3months on state wide shutdown than a sweet classy murder and funky 30s wardrobes.
    Drinking 4 martinis and driving model A's.
    Where's dick powell?
    M. Il. USA. 🇺🇸

  6. are they saying the idiot cop banged the woman he was tailing cos hes shoes are on backwards? guess he wasnt so stupid after all

  7. Why would the villain first try to electrocute Ginger twice, and then the third time he gets a chance to kill her, he just manhandles her, while begging for the combination? 😏

  8. What a wonderful movie. I have to watch it twice…once while I’m checking out the props in the movie furniture,chandeliers, clothes and the house itself. Second time…to actually watch the movie. Thanks for sharing your video.

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