Mr. Reeder in Room 13

Mr. Reeder in Room 13 is a 1938 British crime film directed by Norman Lee and starring Peter Murray-Hill, Sally Gray and Gibb McLaughlin.[1] It is based on the first J. G. Reeder book, Room 13 by Edgar Wallace.[2] The film was released in the U.S. in 1941 as Mystery of Room 13.[3]

Mr. Reeder in Room 13
Directed byNorman Lee
Produced byJohn Corfield
Written byVictor Kendall
Elizabeth Meehan
Doreen Montgomery
Based onnovel Room 13 by Edgar Wallace
StarringPeter Murray-Hill
Sally Gray
Gibb McLaughlin
Music byRonnie Munro
CinematographyEric Cross
Edited byTed Richards (as Edward Richards)
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
February 1938 (UK)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Plot summary

Mr. J.G. Reeder (Gibb McLaughlin) is called in by the Bank of England to investigate a gang of forgers. Reeder enlists the aid of a younger man, Capt. Johnnie Gray (Peter Murray Hill), to infiltrate the gang by going undercover in Dartmoor jail.


Critical reception

Britmovie wrote, "director Norman Lee keeps things moving along briskly and packs plenty of goings-on into its relatively short running time, but the outlandish plot requires some suspension of disbelief."[4]


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