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Director  Tod Browning
Screenplay  Elliott J. Clawson
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Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Mystery
Producer  Tod Browning
Language  English
The Thirteenth Chair movie poster
Writer  Bayard Veiller, Elliott J. Clawson, Joseph Farnham
Release date  October 19, 1929 (1929-10-19)
Cast  Conrad Nagel (Richard Crosby), Leila Hyams (Helen O'Neill), Margaret Wycherly (Madame Rosalie La Grange), Helene Millard (Mary Eastwood), Holmes Herbert (Sir Roscoe Crosby), Mary Forbes (Lady Crosby)
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The Thirteenth Chair is a 1929 American Pre-Code mystery film directed by Tod Browning. The picture is based on a 1916 play of the same name by Bayard Veiller. The supporting cast features Bela Lugosi, whom Browning would direct as Dracula two years later.

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Plot

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Inspector Delzante (Bela Lugosi), investigates a series of murders near a British mansion in Calcutta. The murders are pinned on a young runaway named Helen O'Neill (Leila Hyams) who is taken in by a well-intentioned fake Irish medium, Madame LaGrange (Margaret Wycherly).

Cast

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  • Conrad Nagel as Richard Crosby
  • Leila Hyams as Helen "Nellie" O'Neill
  • Margaret Wycherly as "Madame" Rosalie La Grange
  • Helene Millard as Mary Eastwood
  • Holmes Herbert as Sir Roscoe Crosby
  • Mary Forbes as Lady Alice Crosby
  • Bela Lugosi as Inspector Delzante
  • John Davidson as Edward "Ned" Wales
  • Charles Quatermaine as Dr. Philip Mason (as Charles Quartermaine)
  • Moon Carroll as Helen Trent
  • Cyril Chadwick as Brandon Trent
  • Frank Leigh as Professor Feringeea
  • Clarence Geldart as Commissioner Grimshaw (as Clarence Geldert)
  • Trivia

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  • This film was one of many released in both a sound film and a silent film version. The sound version of this film is known to survive.
  • Margaret Wycherly, who was at one time was married to the writer of The Thirteenth Chair Bayard Veiller, appeared in the original 1916 play cast as well as in this film.
  • An earlier version of the film, starring Creighton Hale, was released in 1919 by Pathe Exchange. In 1937, the film was remade by MGM, again entitled The Thirteenth Chair, starring Elissa Landi and Dame May Whitty.

  • The 13th Chair MetroGoldwynMayer 1929 The Bela Lugosi Blog

    References

    The Thirteenth Chair Wikipedia
    The Thirteenth Chair IMDb The Thirteenth Chair themoviedb.org


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