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There Were Thirteen

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There Were Thirteen
Directed byDavid Howard
Written byEarl Derr Biggers (novel)
Barry Conners
Philip Klein
Produced byWilliam Fox
StarringJuan Torena
Ana María Custodio
Rafael Calvo
CinematographySidney Wagner
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • December 4, 1931 (1931-12-04)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States

There Were Thirteen (Spanish: Eran trece) is a 1931 American Pre-Code mystery film directed by David Howard and starring Juan Torena, Ana María Custodio, and Rafael Calvo, with Manuel Arbó as Charlie Chan.[1]

It is a Spanish-language version of the 1931 Hollywood film Charlie Chan Carries On, with a separate cast and several plot alterations. Like the English original, which has been lost, it was based on the 1930 novel Charlie Chan Carries On by Earl Derr Biggers.



  1. ^ Jarvinen pp. 123-24


  • Jarvinen, Lisa. The Rise of Spanish-language Filmmaking: Out from Hollywood's Shadow, 1929-1939. Rutger's University Press, 2012.

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