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. It is based on the first J. G. Reeder book, Room 13 by Edgar Wallace. The film was released in the U.S. in 1941 as Mystery of Room 13.
|Mr. Reeder in Room 13|
|Directed by||Norman Lee|
|Produced by||John Corfield|
|Written by||Victor Kendall|
|Based on||novel Room 13 by Edgar Wallace|
|Music by||Ronnie Munro|
|Edited by||Ted Richards (as Edward Richards)|
|Distributed by||Associated British Film Distributors (UK)|
|February 1938 (UK)|
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.
- Peter Murray-Hill as Captain Johnnie Gray
- Sally Gray as Claire Kane
- Gibb McLaughlin as J.G. Reeder
- Malcolm Keen as Peter Kane
- Leslie Perrins as Jeffrey Legge
- Sara Seegar as Lila Legge
- D.J. Williams as Emmanuel Legge
- Rex Carvel as Sir John Flaherty
- Robert Cochran as Detective Inspector Barker
- Phil Ray as Fenner, convict
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."
- "Mr. Reeder in Room 13". BFI.
- Edgar Wallace. "Room 13 (Mr. J. G. Reeder #1)". Goodreads.
- "Mystery-of-Room-13 - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com.
- "Mr. Reeder in Room 13". britmovie.co.uk.