The Thirteenth Chair

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The Thirteenth Chair

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The Thirteenth Chair

Release Date: October 19, 1929

Year    :   1929
Slogan    :   «Who Killed Spencer Lee?»
Genres    :   Drama, Mystery
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Tod Browning
Producers    :   Tod Browning
Writers    :   Elliott J. Clawson, Bayard Veiller
RunTime    :   72 mins.

Although his murdered friend was by all accounts a scoundrel, Edward Wales is determined to trap his killer by staging a seance using a famous medium. Many of the 13 seance participants had a reason and a means to kill, and one of them uses the cover of darkness to kill again. When someone close to the medium is suspected she turns detective, in the hope of uncovering the true murderer.

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