The Masquerader
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Directed byRichard Wallace
Written byJohn Hunter Booth (play)
Katherine Cecil Thurston (novel)
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
StarringRonald Colman
Elissa Landi
Juliette Compton
CinematographyGregg Toland
Edited byStuart Heisler
Music byAlfred Newman
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • September 3, 1933 (1933-09-03)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Masquerader is a 1933 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Richard Wallace and starring Ronald Colman, Elissa Landi and Juliette Compton.[1]

It was produced by Samuel Goldwyn and released through United Artists.[2] The Masquerader was a popular 1904 novel, a 1917 play, and a 1922 silent film. Colman takes a dual role as a drug-addicted member of Parliament and his lookalike cousin recruited to take his place.[3]



  1. ^ "The Masquerader (1933)". BFI.
  2. ^ Baron, Cynthia (August 18, 2016). Modern Acting: The Lost Chapter of American Film and Theatre. Springer. ISBN 9781137406552 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Hall.h.t.s, Mordaunt (September 4, 1933). "Ronald Colman Has Dual Role in a Film of Katherine C. Thurston's Novel "The Masquerader."". The New York Times.