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The Missing Guest (1938)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 12 August 1938 (USA)
A newspaper reporter, "Scoop" Hanlon "Paul Kelly", is required to spend time in a haunted house in which two murders are committed, several people faint and most of them drink a lot.

Director:

John Rawlins

Writers:

Charles Martin (screenplay), Paul Perez (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Kelly ... 'Scoop' Hanlon
Constance Moore ... Stephanie Kirkland
William Lundigan ... Larry Dearden
Edwin Stanley Edwin Stanley ... Dr. Carroll
Selmer Jackson ... Frank Baldrich
Billy Wayne Billy Wayne ... 'Vic'
George Cooper ... 'Jake'
P.J. Kelly P.J. Kelly ... Edwards - the Butler (as Patrick J. Kelly)
Florence Wix Florence Wix ... Linda Baldrich
Harlan Briggs ... Frank Kendall - Editor
Pat C. Flick Pat C. Flick ... Nikolaus Popoulos - Inventor
John Harmon ... Baldrich's Guard
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... Police Inspector McDonald
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A newspaper reporter, "Scoop" Hanlon "Paul Kelly", is required to spend time in a haunted house in which two murders are committed, several people faint and most of them drink a lot.

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Ghostly! Giggly! Grand!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De vermiste gast See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed June 10-25 1938, and released August 12. See more »

Quotes

Larry Dearden: The only spirits in this house are in the wine cellar. They're very good too.
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Connections

Featured in Son of Svengoolie: The Missing Guest (1938) (1980) See more »

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Another Blue Room Remake
10 September 2018 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

This is the first remake of the 1933 Universal Horror film "Secret of the Blue Room" - the 2nd remake is the 1944 "Murder in the Blue Room". Personally I like the first film, the 1933 version best, followed by the 1944 version, and this 1938 version I like the least.

It's a standard mystery-horror of the 1930s/1940s. Nothing special about the film or it's story.

3.5/10


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