Friday, November 30, 2018
The Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)
Marie opens the will but is bumped off soon after. The police in the form of Lieutenant Burke (Tim Ryan) and private investigator Johnny Smith (Dick Purcell) begin to investigate the murder which isn't the first. Someone is bumping off the guests from thirteen years ago. However things take a strange turn when Marie turns up again at the house very much un-dead...
A very enjoyable murder mystery. Slightly jarred by a little too much "humour" (the usual dumb police deputy trick) and the way PI Smith can boss the police around is a little unrealistic. However the murderer's fiendish plot and elaborate set-up makes for an exciting film.