|Directed by||Louis King|
|Written by||Jack Cunningham (script)|
Abem Finkel and Bella Muni (original short story)
|Edited by||Gene Havlick|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The Deceiver is a 1931 American pre-Code mystery film directed by Louis King. It was written by Jack Cunningham, based on a short story called "It Might Have Happened" by Bella Muni and Abem Finkel. The film stars Lloyd Hughes, Ian Keith and Dorothy Sebastian. John Wayne makes a minor appearance as a stand-in playing Ian Keith's corpse. It featured songs and tap dance numbers in an act billed as "Hot Harlem". The film premiered on November 21, 1931.