The Thirteenth Chair (1937 film)

The Thirteenth Chair is a 1937 film directed by George B. Seitz, based on the stage play by Bayard Veiller, and starring Dame May Whitty, Lewis Stone, Madge Evans, and Elissa Landi.

The Thirteenth Chair
Directed byGeorge B. Seitz
Written byMarion Parsonnet from the play by Bayard Veiller
StarringMay Whitty
Lewis Stone
Madge Evans
Elissa Landi
Music byDavid Snell
CinematographyCharles G. Clarke
Edited byW. Donn Hayes
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • May 7, 1937 (1937-05-07)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

This was the third film adaptation of the play. There was an earlier version by director Tod Browning in 1929 with Bela Lugosi in a supporting role, and an even earlier 1919 silent film version that starred Creighton Hale as well.[1]



  1. Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press. p. 210.ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
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