A Trailer a day keeps the Boogeyman away! The Thirteenth Chair (1937)


This little mystery gem Directed by George B. Seitz and based on the play by Bayard Veiller, takes place in Colonial India where the great Dame May Whitty (My Name is Julia Ross 1945, Green Dolphin Street 1947 and Night Must Fall 1937) plays Mme. Rosalie La Grange

a medium who arranges a seance to try and prove her daughter Nell O’Neill’s (Madge Evans)

innocence in a murder investigation. La Grange proceeds to help Inspector Marney (played by Lewis Stone) solve the crime.

The cast also includes Elissa Landi, Henry Daniell, and Charles Trowbridge.

Trivia from IMDb: The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 20 November 1916 and had 328 performances. Margaret Wycherly played the role of Rosalie La Grange, as she also did in the 1929 film version.

Delighted – MonsterGirl!

2 thoughts on “A Trailer a day keeps the Boogeyman away! The Thirteenth Chair (1937)

  1. Got to see this now… I keep getting it confused with ‘the 13th Guest’ if you could get these two films together, you’d have the 13 seated persons. Monstergirl rocketh!

    1. Yay I rocketh!!!!!!! Thanks so much Erich. I too have gotten the 13th Guest confused at one time. There’s also another similar title that escapes me right now. But The Thirteenth Chair is marvelous because of Dame May Whitty! What are some of your favorite mystery and suspense films? – Joey MonsterGirl

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