Thirteen Women (1932)

USA, 1932
black and white, 1.37:1
mono (RCA Photophone System)

An American horror film directed by George Archainbaud.

Plot Summary

Thirteen women, former school classmates, write to a swami hoping for for a horoscope, unaware that one of their classmates, the mixed race Ursula, is using to lure the to the death in for their bullying of her.


Directed by: George Archainbaud
Copyright MCMXXXII [1932] RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Radio Pictures presents
Executive Producer: David O. Selznick
Screen Play by: Bartlett Cormack and Samuel Ornitz
[Based on the Novel by]: Tiffany Thayer
Photographed by: Leo Tover
Film Editor: Charles L. Kimball
Music by: Max Steiner
Recorded by: Hugh McDowell Jr
Recorded by: RCA Photophone System
Art Director: Carroll Clark

Irene Dunne [Laura Stanhope]
Ricardo Cortez [Police Sergeant Barry Clive]
Jill Esmond [Jo Turner]
Myrna Loy [Ursula Georgi]
Mary Duncan [June Raskob]
Kay Johnson [Helen Dawson Frye]
Florence Eldridge [Grace Coombs]
C. Henry Gordon [Swami Yogadachi]
Peg Entwistle [Hazel Clay Cousins]
Harriet Hagman [May Raskob]
Edward Pawley [Chauffeur Burns]
Blanche Friderici [Miss Kirsten]
Wally Albright [Bobby Stanhope]

Alternative Titles

Félvérú Bestua – Hungary
Hypnose – France
I moiraia gynaika – Greece
Tizenhárom nő – Hungary
Trece mujeres – Spain, Venezuela
Treize femmes – France
Treze Mulheres – Brazil
Trzynascie kobiet – Poland
Тринадцать женщин – Russia



  • Golden Horrors: An Illustrated Critical Filmography, 1931-1939 by Bryan Senn p.486-487
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.272-273
  • by Walt Lee p.488
  • RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts p.341-344