Thirteen Women

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"Each One Doomed"
  • Passed
  • 1932
  • 59 min
  • 6.2  (1,710)

Thirteen Women is a 1932 thriller film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Irene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, and Jill Esmond. The film follows the story of a group of 13 women, who met in college and later were separated due to a tragedy, and their fates that are connected through the manipulative actions of a vengeful woman. Irene Dunne plays Myrna Loy, one of the 13 women who has recently returned from a trip to India with her husband. Upon her return, she receives a mysterious letter from an old college acquaintance, Ursula Georgi (played by Myrna Loy), inviting her to a party at her house. Thirteen women are invited to the party, and as soon as they arrive, strange things start happening.

The women all have past traumas and secrets that are revealed throughout the film, such as Jo (played by Jill Esmond), who struggles with her weight and feelings of inadequacy, and Laura (played by Mary Duncan), who is a widow and has been ostracized by the community for allegedly causing her husband's death. As the women gather at Ursula's party, they begin to receive a series of disturbing letters that threaten their lives.

Before long, the women start dying one by one in different, mysterious ways, like falling off of a roof or getting run over by a train. As the body count rises, Myrna Loy's character, Myrna, starts investigating and tries to find out who is behind the murders.

Throughout the film, the audience is shown flashbacks of the women's lives and the tragedy that initially separated them, which provides context for the vengeful actions of the killer. Ricardo Cortez's character, Detective Barry, is also introduced as a love interest for Myrna, and he becomes increasingly involved in the investigation as more clues are uncovered.

The film features themes of revenge, jealousy, and the consequences of past actions. It also utilizes elements of psychology and the supernatural, with Ursula having studied with a mystic in India who taught her to use mind control to get revenge on the women she blames for her tragic past. The tense atmosphere of the film is maintained throughout, with the audience constantly wondering who will be the next victim and who the killer could be.

The performances of the cast are strong, particularly Irene Dunne's as the determined and resourceful Myrna, and Myrna Loy's as the cold and calculating Ursula. The cinematography and lighting also contribute to the eerie tone of the film, with the use of shadows and unconventional camera angles adding to the suspense.

Overall, Thirteen Women is a gripping and dark thriller that explores the complex relationships between a group of women and the consequences of their past actions. The twists and turns keep the audience guessing until the very end, and the performances and direction make for an engaging and memorable film.

Thirteen Women is a 1932 drama with a runtime of 59 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

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    6.2  (1,710)