The Missing Guest

The Missing Guest is a 1938 American mystery film directed by John Rawlins and starring Paul Kelly, Constance Moore and William Lundigan.[1] It is a remake of the 1933 film The Secret of the Blue Room, based on an original German film from the year before. It was followed by a further version Murder in the Blue Room in 1944.

The Missing Guest
Directed byJohn Rawlins
Produced byBarney A. Sarecky
Written byCharles Martin
Paul Perez
Erich Philippi
StarringPaul Kelly
Constance Moore
William Lundigan
Music byCharles Previn
CinematographyMilton R. Krasner
Edited byFrank Gross
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
August 12, 1938
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film's sets were designed by the art director Jack Otterson.


A newspaper reporter is sent by his editor to spend a night in a country house where a notorious murder had been committed exactly twenty years before.



  1. Weaver & Brunas p.62


  • Weaver, Tom & Brunas, Michael & Brunas, John. Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films, 1931-1946. McFarland & Company, 2007.
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