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Thirteen Women (1932)

Thirteen Women (1932)

Thirteen Women





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In this suspenseful drama, an embittered woman exacts revenge upon the 12 women who wronged her in college. The trouble began when the woman, who was of Japanese and Indian heritage, was ejected from a college sorority because she wasn't white. Still angry, the woman hires an astrologer to create 12 terrifying horoscopes for each of the dastardly dozen. These grim predictions terrify the victims into doing dreadful things. One commits suicide, while another commits murder. More mayhem ensues until the astrologer makes some dire predictions about the vengeful woman herself. She doesn't like it, and using her psychic powers she forces him in front of an oncoming train. She then resumes her revenge by trying to poison the son of the remaining woman. This causes a police inspector to get suspicious, and he follow the murderous woman to the train station where she plans to kill the woman. A chase ensues culminating in the evil woman's demise.more
Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Samuel Ornitz, Bartlett Cormack
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On DVD: Mar 22, 2012


Irene Dunne
as Laura Stanhope
Myrna Loy
as Ursula Georgi
Ricardo Cortez
as Police Sergeant Barr...
Florence Eldridge
as Grace Coombs
Jill Esmond
as Jo Turner
Kay Johnson
as Helen Dawson
Harriet Hagman
as May Raskob
Mary Duncan
as June Raskob
Wally Albright
as Bobby Stanhope
C. Henry Gordon
as Swami Yogadachi
Blanche Frederici
as Miss Kirsten
Phyllis Fraser
as 12th Woman
Betty Furness
as 13th Woman
Audrey Scott
as Equestrienne
Aloha Porter
as Equestrienne
Clayton Behee
as Trapeze Act
Eddie Viera
as Trapeze Act
Eddie DeComa
as Trapeze Act
Buster Bartell
as Trapeze Act
Teddy Mangean
as Wire Walker
Cliff Herbert
as Circus Act
Lee Phelps
as Conductor
Edward J. Le Saint
as Police Chief
Lloyd Ingraham
as Inspector
Mitchell Harris
as Detective
Ken Thomson
as Undetermined Role
Louis Natheaux
as Police Chemist
Allen Pomeroy
as Bit Part
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All Critics (2)

A rarely seen, undervalued and racially provocative semi-horror film that anticipates the 'body count' movies of future decades, this is a doozy and a knockout, with Myrna Loy at her sexiest and most exotic.

Full Review… | March 20, 2012
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

It's hysterical and bigoted and just plain ruthless, almost unbelievable, and perversely fun for all that.

Full Review… | March 11, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Thirteen Women

Silly junk, wildly dated that was one of Myrna's final villainess Eurasian roles. She looks great but is far better than the part deserves.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

If you're someone who enjoys movies where women sit around and gossip and get divorces from their husbands, you'll like this movie, but if you're like me and want more from a movie look elsewhere. Overall, this movie is okay, but it's long and it gets annoying listening to the women gossip for scene after scene.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


A young lady, described as 'half Hindu and half Chinese' but looks like neither, is made to feel unwelcome at her all-girl finishing school by her white classmates. Years later her classmates, through a series of chain-letters, send away to a 'swami' for their horoscopes. As fate would have it, the 'half-breed' girl now works for the swami and she devises a plan for revenge that involves hypnosis, the power of suggestion, and some poison chocolate.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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