WriterVictor Kendall, Elizabeth Meehan, Doreen Montgomery Release dateFebruary 1938 (UK) Based onnovel 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.
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.
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
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."