The Thirteenth Guest

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The Thirteenth Guest
Directed by Albert Ray
Produced by M.H. Hoffman
Written by Arthur Hoerl (Screenplay)
Frances Hyland (Screenplay)
Armitage Trail (Additional Dialogue)
Starring Ginger Rogers
Lyle Talbot
J. Farrell MacDonald
Paul Hurst
Erville Alderson
Ethel Wales
James Eagles
Crauford Kent
Eddie Phillips
Frances Rich
Cinematography Tom Galligan
Harry Neumann
Edited by Leete Renick Brown
Distributed by Monogram Pictures Corporation
Release dates
August 9, 1932
Running time
69 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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[1] best known for writing the novel Scarface,[2] 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.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Trail, Armitage (1929). The Thirteenth Guest (First ed.). Whitman. ASIN B000KD7C8U. 
  2. ^ Trail, Armitage (1930). Scarface (1ST ed.). D.J. Clode. ASIN B00085TELI. 
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