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Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror -- (1938) George Curzon. Many of Tod's horror melodramas were played with a tongue in cheek approach. However, that's not the case here. This thriller pits a master detective fron Baker street against the hooded killer and his gang. This is a great little horror/mystery chiller that's not to be missed. Transferred from a nice 16mm original print.


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Pierre Quiroule (story)
A.R. Rawlinson (writer)
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George Curzon ... Sexton Blake
Tod Slaughter ... Michael Larron
Greta Gynt ... Madamoiselle Julie
Tony Sympson ... Tinker
Charles Oliver ... Max Fleming
Marie Wright ... Mrs. Bardell

David Farrar ... Granite Grant
Norman Pierce ... Inspector Bramley
H.B. Hallam ... Monsieur Bertrand
Bradley Watts ... Paul Duvall
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Marie Flagstad ... Maid (uncredited)
Philip Holles ... (uncredited)
Alex Huber ... (uncredited)
Carl Melene ... (uncredited)
Leonard Sharp ... (uncredited)

Directed by
George King 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pierre Quiroule  story "The Mystery of Caversham Square"
A.R. Rawlinson  writer

Produced by
George King .... producer
Original Music by
Jack Beaver (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Hone Glendinning 
Film Editing by
John Seabourne Sr. 
Art Direction by
Philip Bawcombe 
Production Management
E.M. Smedley-Aston .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Cundall .... assistant director
Hal Mason .... assistant director
Sound Department
Arthur Geary .... sound
Music Department
Jack Beaver .... musical director
Other crew
M.B. Parsons .... continuity

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70 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone)

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David Farrar (Granite Grant) would later portray Sexton Blake in Meet Sexton Blake (1945) and The Echo Murders (1945).See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A bit of a ripoff but good fun, nevertheless., 24 December 2011
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I have never seen a Sexton Blake movie before, but I was struck by the many ways that he seemed to be a ripoff of Sherlock Holmes. Apparently, the stories began appearing in magazines in the 1890s--and were deliberate copies of the Conan Doyle stories. Like Sherlock Holmes, Sexton is an amateur detective that lives on Baker Street, has a landlady and assistant who is a bit of a loser. And, in many ways in this film, he just seemed like Holmes with a different name.

So is the film worth seeing? Yes--but I must warn you that it's all a bit silly--like a B-mystery or movie serial. Yes, this detective does not seek out your garden variety baddie but a guy in a hood and an international gang of criminals...a bit like Moriarty, actually. So why did I give it a respectable 6? Well, it was fun and the ending was VERY, VERY unconventional and very unexpected--and I liked that. Worth seeing if you love Bs.

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