Thirteen Women (1932) is a psychological thriller film, produced by David O. Selznick and directed by George Archainbaud. It starred Myrna Loy, Irene Dunne, Ricardo Cortez, Florence Eldridge and Jill Esmond. Several characters were deleted, including those played by Leon Ames and Betty Furness (in her film debut at the age of sixteen).
It is most widely noted as the only film role of Peg Entwistle, who gained notoriety after her body was found below the Hollywood sign weeks before the film's release (police surmised suicide). The film premiered in October at the Roxy Theater in New York City, then released in Los Angeles and a few other cities in November. A limited national release came in 1933.
Originally running seventy-three minutes, the studio edited fourteen minutes out of the picture prior to release. The film was re-released in 1935 (post-Code) by RKO, hoping to turn a profit by cashing in on the growing popularity of stars Dunne and Loy. Thirteen Women has been cited as an early "female ensemble" film.