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  Photograph: courtesy UCLA Film and Television Archive.
The Thirteenth Chair
(1929) American
B&W : [?] Eight? reels / 6571 feet
Directed by Tod Browning

Cast: Conrad Nagel [Richard Crosby], Leila Hyams [Helen O’Neil], Margaret Wycherly [Madame Rosalie La Grange], Holmes Herbert [Sir Roscoe Crosby], Mary Forbes [Lady Crosby], Bela Lugosi [Inspector Delzante], John Davidson [Edward Wales], Charles Quartermaine [Doctor Philip Mason], Moon Carroll [Helen Trent], Cyril Chadwick [Brandon Trent], Bertram Johns [Howard Standish], Gretchen Holland [Grace Standish], Frank Leigh [Professor Feringeea], Clarence Geldert [Commissioner Grimshaw], Lal Chand Mehra [Chotee], [?] Lionel Barrymore?

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Elliott Clawson, with dialogue by Elliott Clawson, from the play The Thirteenth Chair by Bayard Veiller. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons. Gowns (costume design) by Adrian. Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad. Recording engineers, Douglas Shearer and Paul Neal. Intertitles by Joe Farnham (Joseph Farnham). Edited by Harry Reynolds. / Released 19 October 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / The film was previously made as The Thirteenth Chair (1919). The film was also released in a silent version at 5543 feet. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.

Drama: Mystery.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 16 December 2008.

References: Marrero-Vintage pp. 24, 30 : Website-AFI.

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