The Thirteenth Guest
|The Thirteenth Guest|
|Directed by||Albert Ray|
|Produced by||M.H. Hoffman|
|Written by||Arthur Hoerl (Screenplay)
Frances Hyland (Screenplay)
Armitage Trail (Additional Dialogue)
J. Farrell MacDonald
|Edited by||Leete Renick Brown|
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures Corporation|
|Release date(s)||August 9, 1932|
|Running time||69 minutes|
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 is based on the 1929 novel by crime fiction writer Armitage Trail best known for writing the novel Scarface, on which the 1932 movie was based. The novel was again brought to the silver in screen in 1943 as Mystery of the 13th Guest. The title references Loki, the Norse god who arranged Baldr's murder, and was the thirteenth guest at the funeral.
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.
- Trail, Armitage (1929). The Thirteenth Guest (First ed.). Whitman. ASIN B000KD7C8U.
- Trail, Armitage (1930). Scarface (1ST ed.). D.J. Clode. ASIN B00085TELI.
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