The Deceiver (1931)

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    • The Deceiver (1931)

      THE DECEIVER

      DIRECTED BY LOUIS KING
      COLUMBIA PICTURES


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      Screenshot with the courtesy of elly

      Information From IMDb

      Writing Credits
      Jack Cunningham writer
      Abem Finkel story "It Might Have Happened"
      Charles Logue writer
      Bella Muni story "It Might Have Happened"
      Jo Swerling writer

      Plot Summary
      Broadway matinee idol, Shakespearean actor Reginald Thorpe,
      is found dead in his dressing room on the eve of his departure for Hollywood.
      Thorpe's understudy, Tony Hill, is suspected, particularly in light of his skill with knives.
      Thorpe, however, was a lady's man who seems to have been involved in blackmailing one of his lovers.
      Written by Jim Beaver

      Full Cast
      Lloyd Hughes ... Tony Hill
      Dorothy Sebastian ... Ina Fontanne
      Ian Keith ... Reginald Thorpe
      Natalie Moorhead ... Mrs. Lawton
      Richard Tucker ... Mr. Lawton
      George Byron ... Speedy
      Greta Granstedt ... Celia Adams
      Murray Kinnell ... Breckinridge
      DeWitt Jennings ... Inspector Dunn
      Al Ernest Garcia ... Payne
      Harvey Clark ... Nat Phillips
      Sidney Bracey ... Barney
      Frank Holliday ... Thomas
      Colin Campbell ... Dr. Schulz
      Nick Copeland ... Stage manager
      Duke Morrison ... Reginald Thorpe as a corpse

      Writing Credits
      Jack Cunningham writer
      Abem Finkel story "It Might Have Happened"
      Charles Logue writer
      Bella Muni story "It Might Have Happened"
      Jo Swerling writer

      Cinematography
      Joseph Walker

      Trivia
      Unknown

      Goofs
      Unknown

      Filming Locations
      Unknown
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: The Deceiver (1931)

      The Deceiver is a 1931 American mystery film directed by Louis King.
      The film stars Lloyd Hughes, Ian Keith and Dorothy Sebastian.
      John Wayne makes a minor appearance as a corpse.
      The film premiered on November 21, 1931.

      I just had to post this film, even if it is for fun
      The Deceiver was hardly a forward move,
      in young Morrison's career!!
      In the film he plays a CORPSE!!!.
      as a stand-in for the body of
      Ian Keith, who is murdered in the film's plot.

      The story to how this happened,
      is that a prop man, told Harry Cohn,
      that Duke was having an affair with a Columbia actress
      a favourite of the studio head!
      As a result Duke's bit parts at the studio
      were drastically diminished, so much so ,
      he was on Cohn's 'S*** list,
      As a result, Duke was treated as something best swept in the gutter!
      In The Deceiver, Cohn let the actor know where
      he stood in Columbia's pecking order,
      by casting him as a corpse,
      No lines, No movement- Just dead!!

      It was major humiliation for a young actor,
      who not long before was the star of The Big Trail!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: The Deceiver (1931)

      Good Morning Ethan,

      Is Deceiver EVER going to be rekeased by Columbia? Do they still own the rights? Whats with these idiots?...They dont want to make a few extra bucks? They feel they might not even break even? Severe brain malfunction....JW was and will ALWAYS be the Greatest movie star there ever was......(Not just my opinion... many many other writers of books I have read on Duke....And Film critics galore)
    • Re: The Deceiver (1931)

      gettingold80 wrote:

      Good Morning Ethan,

      Is Deceiver EVER going to be rekeased by Columbia? Do they still own the rights? Whats with these idiots?...They dont want to make a few extra bucks? They feel they might not even break even? Severe brain malfunction....JW was and will ALWAYS be the Greatest movie star there ever was......(Not just my opinion... many many other writers of books I have read on Duke....And Film critics galore)


      As far as I know, the only copy is with the Library of Congress
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England