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Secret of the Blue Room (1933)

Passed | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 20 July 1933 (USA)
Twenty years after 3 murders occur in a castle's "blue room", three men who each want to marry a beautiful girl decide to spend a night in the room to prove their bravery to her.

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Erich Philippi (original story), William Hurlbut (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lionel Atwill ... Robert von Helldorf
Gloria Stuart ... Irene von Helldorf
Paul Lukas ... Captain Walter Brink
Edward Arnold ... Commissioner Forster
Onslow Stevens ... Frank Faber
William Janney ... Thomas Brandt
Robert Barrat ... Paul, the Butler
Muriel Kirkland ... Betty, the maid
Russell Hopton ... Max, the chauffeur
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mary, the cook
Anders Van Haden ... The Stranger
James Durkin ... Kruger, the commissioner's assistant
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Twenty years after 3 murders occur in a castle's "blue room", three men who each want to marry a beautiful girl decide to spend a night in the room to prove their bravery to her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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CARL LAEMMLE presents the 10 STAR PRODUCTION (original herald -mostly caps) See more »


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Shot in six days. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy goes to open the Blue Room door to find Irene there, a shadow of the boom microphone is plainly visible on the door. See more »

Quotes

Betty, the maid: Mary! Mary, did you hear what happened last night?
Mary, the cook: Don't tell me the old cat went and had kittens again.
Betty, the maid: No, silly, it's Mr. Thomas!
Mary, the cook: What?
Betty, the maid: He disappeared.
Mary, the cook: Where to?
Betty, the maid: If we knew where he was, he wouldn't be disappeared, stupid. He slept... in the Blue Room!
Mary, the cook: [suddenly afraid] The ghost room?
Betty, the maid: And he's gone!
Mary, the cook: Oh...
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Crazy Credits

[before the end credits] A Good Cast Is Worth Repeating. See more »

Connections

Remake of Geheimnis des blauen Zimmers (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Help But Dream of You
(uncredited)
Music by Heinz Letton
Lyrics by Clarence Marks
Performed by Gloria Stuart
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Very Underrated
11 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Secret of the Blue Room (1933)

*** (out of 4)

Forgotten Universal mystery/horror film about a haunted room that kills whomever stays the night in it. Is it a ghost or something else? I was shocked to see how well made this film was and the direction added some nice atmosphere along the way. The story is very well written with a nice mystery and a wonderful ending that certainly caught me off guard. The only weak part is some of the police investigation. Stars Lionel Atwill and Gloria Stuart. Rare but certainly worth searching for. I might even prefer this to The Old Dark House, which shared some of the same sets as this film.

Remade twice by Universal.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1933 (USA) See more »

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The Secret of the Blue Room See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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