The Woman in Room 13 (1920)

Mystery | April 1920

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HISTORY

Goldwyn made a deal with the theatrical producers of Woods, Shubert and the Selwyns for first film rights to their productions. This film was a product of that bargain. Fox Film Corp. produced a film based on the same source in 1932 which was directed by Henry ... More Less

Goldwyn made a deal with the theatrical producers of Woods, Shubert and the Selwyns for first film rights to their productions. This film was a product of that bargain. Fox Film Corp. produced a film based on the same source in 1932 which was directed by Henry King. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
17 Apr 20
p. 2283.
MPN
13 Mar 20
p. 2517.
MPN
17 Apr 20
p. 3555.
MPW
21 Feb 20
p. 1857.
New York Morning Telegraph
11 Apr 1920.
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Variety
9 Apr 20
p. 59.
Wid's
11 Apr 20
p. 5.
DETAILS
Release Date:
April 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
30 January 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14691
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Long estranged from her husband John because of his numerous love affairs, Laura Bruce obtains a divorce and marries Paul Ramsey. Paul, dispatched on an extended business trip by his employer Dick Turner, becomes suspicious of Turner's attentions towards Laura and so hires a detective to keep an eye on them. Unknown to Paul, the detective is John Bruce, Laura's first husband, bent on vengeance. Bruce sets up a dictaphone beneath Turner's apartment in room 13 and sends Paul reports of passionate meetings between his wife and Turner. One night, Laura arrives for a dinner party at Turner's, but is turned away at the door by Edna Crane, one of his former lovers. Paul, who has secretly returned, eavesdrops through the dictaphone on the amorous conversation occuring in room 13. Believing that the voice is his wife's, Paul rushes upstairs and shoots Turner. At the trial, he is acquitted by Laura's testimony that Paul was protecting her from Turner. After the trial, Edna confides to Paul that she really was the woman in room 13, thus affecting a reconciliation between Paul and ... +


Long estranged from her husband John because of his numerous love affairs, Laura Bruce obtains a divorce and marries Paul Ramsey. Paul, dispatched on an extended business trip by his employer Dick Turner, becomes suspicious of Turner's attentions towards Laura and so hires a detective to keep an eye on them. Unknown to Paul, the detective is John Bruce, Laura's first husband, bent on vengeance. Bruce sets up a dictaphone beneath Turner's apartment in room 13 and sends Paul reports of passionate meetings between his wife and Turner. One night, Laura arrives for a dinner party at Turner's, but is turned away at the door by Edna Crane, one of his former lovers. Paul, who has secretly returned, eavesdrops through the dictaphone on the amorous conversation occuring in room 13. Believing that the voice is his wife's, Paul rushes upstairs and shoots Turner. At the trial, he is acquitted by Laura's testimony that Paul was protecting her from Turner. After the trial, Edna confides to Paul that she really was the woman in room 13, thus affecting a reconciliation between Paul and Laura. +

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