The Masquerader (1933 film)

The Masquerader is a 1933 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Richard Wallace and starring Ronald Colman, Elissa Landi and Juliette Compton.[1]

The Masquerader
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Directed byRichard Wallace
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
Written byJohn Hunter Booth (play)
Katherine Cecil Thurston (novel)
StarringRonald Colman
Elissa Landi
Juliette Compton
Music byAlfred Newman
CinematographyGregg Toland
Edited byStuart Heisler
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • September 3, 1933 (1933-09-03)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was produced by Samuel Goldwyn and released through United Artists.[2] The Masquerader was a popular 1904 novel, a 1917 play, and a 1922 silent film. Colman takes a double role as a drug-addicted member of Parliament and his lookalike cousin recruited to take his place.[3]

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  1. "The Masquerader (1933)". BFI.
  2. Baron, Cynthia (August 18, 2016). "Modern Acting: The Lost Chapter of American Film and Theatre". Springer via Google Books.
  3. Hall.h.t.s, Mordaunt (September 4, 1933). "Ronald Colman Has Dual Role in a Film of Katherine C. Thurston's Novel "The Masquerader."" via
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