Thirteenth Man

The Thirteenth Man

Director: William Nigh

Cast: Weldon Heyburn, Inez Courtney, Selmar Jackson

     
 
Weldon Heyburn, poverty row's answer to Clark Gable, stars in this whodunit, in which the victim, a crusading district attorney (William Gould), is murdered by a dart laced with curare while attending a prizefight. The D.A., Sutherland, was about to arrest yet another gangland boss in a crackdown that hitherto had netted an even dozen. But is the gang behind the

Overview

Weldon Heyburn, poverty row's answer to Clark Gable, stars in this whodunit, in which the victim, a crusading district attorney (William Gould), is murdered by a dart laced with curare while attending a prizefight. The D.A., Sutherland, was about to arrest yet another gangland boss in a crackdown that hitherto had netted an even dozen. But is the gang behind the murder or is someone else responsible? Radio personality Swifty Taylor (Heyburn) discovers the truth and is about to announce the murderer's identity on the air when yet another killing occurs.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
A cast of poverty row regulars does what it can with a plot that, to be perfectly honest, holds very few surprises. That the mystery killer is someone seemingly above reproach is of course a given in these kinds of thrillers and the only true departure from the routine is the murder weapon, a fact that has led some connoisseurs to add The Thirteenth Man to the list of poverty row horror films. Leading man Weldon Heyburn appears like he's never missed a meal but the choice of Inez Courtney as his wisecracking sidekick is felicitous. Usually cast as the heroine's girlfriend, Courtney visibly enjoys playing a leading role for a change and gets the most of the opportunity.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/29/2011
UPC:
0089218651990
Original Release:
1937
Rating:
NR
Source:
Alpha Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:11:00
Sales rank:
87,077

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The 13th Man
2. Chapter 1 [12:14]
3. Chapter 2 [11:21]
4. Chapter 3 [9:54]
5. Chapter 4 [10:49]
6. Chapter 5 [9:58]
7. Chapter 6 [14:07]

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