The Ninth Guest

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The Ninth Guest
The 9th Guest (1934) poster.jpg
Original poster art
Directed byRoy William Neill
Written byGarnet Weston
Based onThe Ninth Guest
by Owen Davis
CinematographyBenjamin H. Kline
Edited byGene Milford
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • January 31, 1934 (1934-01-31)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Ninth Guest, sometimes abbreviated as The 9th Guest, is a 1934 American pre-Code murder mystery film directed by Roy William Neill and starring Donald Cook and Genevieve Tobin.

The film is an adaptation of the 1930 Broadway play The Ninth Guest by Owen Davis, which in turn is based on the 1930 novel, The Invisible Host, by Bruce Manning and Gwen Bristow. The book, play and film all predate Agatha Christie's extremely successful 1939 novel And Then There Were None, which has a similar plot.


Eight guests at a deadly party are informed by the voice of their unknown host from the radio that they are his enemies, and will all meet his ninth guest: Death.


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