| "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 was based on the 1929 novel by crime fiction writer Armitage Trail best known for writing "Scarface".
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.
Directed by Albert Ray, produced by M.H. Hoffman, written by Arthur Hoerl (Screenplay)
Frances Hyland (Screenplay) and Armitage Trail (Additional Dialogue), starring Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, J. Farrell MacDonald, Paul Hurst, Erville Alderson, Ethel Wales, James Eagles, Crauford Kent, Eddie Phillips and Frances Rich.
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