The Missing Guest (1938)

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A newspaper reporter, "Scoop" Hanlon "Paul Kelly", is required to spend time in a haunted house in which two murders are committed, several people faint and most of them drink a lot.

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29 February 2008 | Michael_Elliott
Decent Remake
Missing Guest, The (1938)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Forgotten Universal horror film is a remake of the forgotten Universal horror film Secret of the Blue Room from 1933. A reporter goes to investigate the "Blue Room" where a man entered twenty years earlier and never came back. Once the reporter arrives at the house, another man enters the room and in the morning he is gone. Is it a ghost or something else? If you've seen the earlier version (or the second remake made in 1944) then you already know the story because all three feature the same story including who did the killings and why. This version here has a lot of comedy thrown in. Some of it works but most of the time it just comes off very obnoxious.

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