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May 1936 (UK) See more »
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A crazed killer known as "The Spinebreaker" is terrorizing London with a series of grisly murders. The police seem powerless to stop him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Tod Slaughter ... Stephen Hawke
Marjorie Taylor ... Julia Hawke
D.J. Williams ... Joshua Trimble
Eric Portman ... Matthew Trimble
Graham Soutten ... Nathaniel (as Ben Soutten)
Gerald Barry ... Miles Archer
George M. Slater ... Lord Brickhaven
Charles Penrose ... Sir Franklin
Norman Pierce ... Landlord
Flotsam and Jetsam ... Themselves
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cecil Bevan ... Small Boys' Father (uncredited)
Annie Esmond ... Small Boys' Nanny (uncredited)
Harry Terry ... 1st Prisoner In Cell (uncredited)
Ben Williams ... Prison Warder (uncredited)
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Directed by
George King 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jack Celestin 
Frederick Hayward  screenplay
H.F. Maltby 
Tod Slaughter  opening (uncredited)
Paul White 

Produced by
George King .... producer
 
Original Music by
Colin Wark 
 
Cinematography by
Ronald Neame 
 
Film Editing by
John Seabourne Sr. 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Bawcombe 
 
Production Management
Harold Richmond .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald Kinnoch .... assistant director
Michael Worth .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John K. Byers .... sound recordist
 
Other crew
Olga Brook .... continuity
 

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USA:69 min
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Brief History of Spine, 26 February 2009
Author: wes-connors from Earth

"Stephen Hawke is a moneylender whose compassion for his clients is only outshined by his devotion to his lovely daughter. What she and the rest of the public don't know is that Stephen Hawke is leading a double life. At night, he becomes 'The Spine Breaker', a notorious killer with the habit of viciously killing his victims in the most horrible ways imaginable," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis. Silly movie, enriched as much as possible by two under-appreciated British stars - murderous Tod Slaughter (as Stephen Hawke) and Shakespearian Eric Portman (as Matthew Trimble) - both deserving better productions.

**** The Crimes of Stephen Hawke (1936) George King ~ Tod Slaughter, Eric Portman, Marjorie Taylor

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