Secret of the Blue Room

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Secret of the Blue Room
Poster of the movie Secret of the Blue Room.jpg
Directed by Kurt Neumann
Produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr.
Henry Henigson (uncredited)
Written by Erich Phillipi (writer of Geheimnis des Blauen Zimmers)
William J. Hurlbut
Starring Lionel Atwill
Gloria Stuart
Paul Lukas
Production
company
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • July 20, 1933 (1933-07-20)
Running time 66 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Secret of the Blue Room (1933) is a murder-mystery film starring Lionel Atwill, Gloria Stuart, Paul Lukas and Edward Arnold.

The plot is based on the German film Geheimnis des Blauen Zimmers, made the previous year. Universal remade it twice: as The Missing Guest in 1938 and as Murder in the Blue Room in 1944; the latter is played mostly as a comedy with songs, though is still faithful to the original plot.

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A woman's suitor challenges his two rivals to each spend a night in a room in which several murders occurred years before at 1 a.m. The suitor, Tommy, sleeps there on the first night but disappears at 1 a.m. Then the second man sleeps there on the second night, at 12:30 a.m, he starts playing the piano, however, he is shot half an hour later.

As these events occur, a police investigation leads to several answers to several mysteries. On the fifth night, the third man sleeps in the Blue Room, however, he places a dummy in an armchair and conceals himself behind a coat. At 1 a.m, a revolver pokes round the door and fires at the dummy. The man jumps out from behind the coat, and several police officers do likewise, revealing themselves from different positions. After a furious gunfight, the villain is apprehended and it turns out to be none other than Tommy, the first suitor.

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