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The 13th Man


The murder of a district attorney is investigated by two reporters, one of whom is played by Milburn Stone (Doc Adams in "Gunsmoke").

The 13th Man is a 1937 American mystery film directed by William Nigh and starring Weldon Heyburn, Inez Courtney and Selmer Jackson. The film is also known as The Thirteenth Man. It was the first film released by the relaunched Monogram Pictures after the studio withdrew from a merger with Republic Pictures.

Plot summary

Swifty Taylor, a journalist with the Globe Times, hunts for the underworld figure responsible for the killing of a crusading district attorney, murdered by curare-laced dart while attending a prizefight, and of a reporter who had got too close to the truth. Meanwhile, Taylor's secretary, Julie, hopes to persuade him to settle down and marry her.


  • Weldon Heyburn as A. "Swifty" Taylor
  • Inez Courtney as Julie Walters (Swifty's secretary)
  • Selmer Jackson as Andrew Baldwin (Globe Times publisher)
  • Matty Fain as Louis Cristy (nightclub owner)
  • Milburn Stone as Jimmy Moran (Globe Times reporter)
  • Grace Durkin as Alice Moran (Baldwin's secretary)
  • Robert Homans as Police Lt. Tom O'Hara
  • Eadie Adams as Stella Leroy (nightclub singer)
  • Sidney Payne as "Legs" Henderson (fighter)
  • Dewey Robinson as Romeo Casanova (radio singer / gym operator)
  • William Gould (actor) as Dist. Atty. Robert E. Sutherland
  • Warner Richmond as George Crandall the Bookie
  • Eddie Gribbon as Iron Man' (Swiftys bodyguard)


  • Eadie Adams - "My Topic of Conversation" (Written by Joseph Myro and Milton Royce)

  • Category:1937 films
    Category:American films
    Category:American mystery films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Monogram Pictures films
    Category:Films directed by William Nigh


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