The Thirteenth Guest

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  • 1932
  • 1 hr 8 min
  • 5.7  (880)

The Thirteenth Guest from 1932 is an exciting thriller film that plunges the audience into a world of intricate murder mysteries and suspenseful plot twists. Starring the talented Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, and J. Farrell MacDonald, this movie follows the story of a wealthy family grappling with the consequences of their deceased patriarch's will.

As the first scene of the movie kicks off, we learn that Marie Morgan, the family's maid, is convinced that their mansion is cursed. Unbeknownst to the Morgan family, she has previously worked for their patriarch's brother, who had died under mysterious circumstances years ago. Although Marie has always been convinced that the death was not an accident, she never had the chance to voice her suspicions. Now, as she works for the Morgans, she is convinced that they too are about to fall victim to the same deadly fate.

The Morgan family is in dire straits. Shortly after the patriarch's death, they learned that the bulk of the inheritance had been left to the 13th guest at the reading of the will - a person whose identity is unknown to them. As a result, tensions have been high, and suspicions have been rampant. In a bid to outsmart one another and secure the inheritance, the family members resort to unethical and brutal tactics, manipulating and deceiving one another at every turn. As they do, they begin to fall one by one, in quick succession, leaving the audience guessing about who will be the last person standing.

The film is notable for its effective use of suspenseful elements like dimly lit corridors and the eerie sound of footsteps echoing through the grand mansion. As the secrets of the household unravel, Ginger Rogers puts on an impressive performance as the quick-witted and sharp-tongued Marie Morgan. Her portrayal of the character is laced with just the right amount of suspicion and intrigue that keeps the audience guessing about her motivations until the very end. Her scenes opposite Lyle Talbot are especially entertaining, as the two exchange witty one-liners and engage in a battle of wits that helps to lighten the mood even as the suspense of the film builds.

All in all, The Thirteenth Guest from 1932 is a well-crafted thriller that has stood the test of time. Its intriguing premise, engaging characters, and outstanding performances keep the audience engaged from start to finish. Although it may be a little predictable for viewers who are familiar with the genre, the film still manages to deliver authentic thrills and chills. With its atmospheric setting, dramatic plot, and standout performances, The Thirteenth Guest is a must-watch for fans of vintage mystery films.

The Thirteenth Guest is a 1932 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 8 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7.

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    5.7  (880)