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Director  Norman Lee
Language  English
5/10 IMDb

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Country  United Kingdom
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Writer  Victor Kendall, Elizabeth Meehan, Doreen Montgomery
Release date  February 1938 (UK)
Based on  novel Room 13 by Edgar Wallace

Mr. Reeder in Room 13 is a 1938 British crime film directed by Norman Lee and starring Peter Murray-Hill, Sally Gray and Gibb McLaughlin. It is based on the first J. G. Reeder book, Room 13 by Edgar Wallace. The film was released in the U.S. in 1941 as Mystery of Room 13.

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Plot summary

Mr. J.G. Reeder (Gibb McLaughlin) is called in by the Bank of England to investigate a gang of forgers. Reeder enlists the aid of a younger man, Capt. Johnnie Gray (Peter Murray Hill), to infiltrate the gang by going undercover in Dartmoor jail.

Cast

  • Peter Murray-Hill - Captain Johnnie Gray
  • Sally Gray - Claire Kane
  • Gibb McLaughlin - J.G. Reeder
  • Malcolm Keen - Peter Kane
  • Leslie Perrins - Jeffrey Legge
  • Sara Seegar - Lila Legge
  • D.J. Williams - Emmanuel Legge
  • Rex Carvel - Sir John Flaherty
  • Robert Cochran - Detective Inspector Barker
  • Phil Ray - Fenner, convict
  • Critical reception

    Britmovie wrote, "director Norman Lee keeps things moving along briskly and packs plenty of goings-on into its relatively short running time, but the outlandish plot requires some suspension of disbelief."

    References

    Mr. Reeder in Room 13 Wikipedia
    Mr. Reeder in Room 13 IMDb


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