Mr. Reeder in Room 13

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Mr. Reeder in Room 13
Directed by Norman Lee
Written by
Based onnovel Room 13 by Edgar Wallace
Produced by John Corfield
Cinematography Eric Cross
Edited byTed Richards (as Edward Richards)
Music byRonnie Munro
Distributed by Associated British Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
  • February 1938 (1938-02)(UK)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Mr. Reeder in Room 13 is a 1938 British crime film directed by Norman Lee and starring Peter Murray-Hill, Sally Gray and Gibb McLaughlin. [1] It is based on the first J. G. Reeder book, Room 13 by Edgar Wallace. [2] The film was released in the U.S. in 1941 as Mystery of Room 13. [3]


Plot summary

Mr. J.G. Reeder (Gibb McLaughlin) is called in by the Bank of England to investigate a gang of forgers. Reeder enlists the aid of a younger man, Capt. Johnnie Gray (Peter Murray Hill), to infiltrate the gang by going undercover in Dartmoor jail.


Critical reception

Britmovie wrote, "director Norman Lee keeps things moving along briskly and packs plenty of goings-on into its relatively short running time, but the outlandish plot requires some suspension of disbelief." [4]

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  1. "Mr. Reeder in Room 13". BFI. Archived from the original on 15 January 2009.
  2. Edgar Wallace. "Room 13 (Mr. J. G. Reeder #1)". Goodreads.
  3. "Mystery-of-Room-13 - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards -". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2015. Archived from the original on 31 January 2015.
  4. "Mr. Reeder in Room 13".