The Deceiver (1931)

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  • 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

    Edited 8 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • 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

    Edited 5 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • 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)

  • 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