There Were Thirteen

There Were Thirteen
Directed by David Howard
Produced by William Fox
Written by Earl Derr Biggers (novel)
Barry Conners
Philip Klein
Starring Juan Torena
Ana María Custodio
Rafael Calvo
Cinematography Sidney Wagner
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • December 4, 1931 (1931-12-04)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United States
Language Spanish

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.[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 it was based on the novel Charlie Chan Carries On by Earl Derr Biggers.



  1. Jarvinen pp. 123-24


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