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Writers:
Pierre Quiroule (story)
A.R. Rawlinson (writer)
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Sexton Blake and Tinker foil criminal plot connected with the Tongs, and master-minded by "famous stamp collector" and millionaire. | Add synopsis »
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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
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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
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Mono (RCA Photophone)
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A more subdued Tod Slaughter film, 4 June 2012
Author: Red-Barracuda from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

George King directed a series of Victorian melodramas starring Tod Slaughter in a variety of dastardly roles. This film, also from King, is a little bit different from the others. In it Slaughter again is a gleeful villain but this time he shares billing with the hero of the piece, namely Sexton Blake who is clearly a different version of Sherlock Holmes. The Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone were very popular at the time so perhaps this is not so surprising but the similarities are massive, even extending to both detectives living on the same street! But in any case, this is the lower rent version for sure.

Slaughter is always an entertaining presence and here is no exception. However, because he is not the sole star of the show he doesn't get as much screen time as usual. This means that the film's trump card isn't utilised as well as it could be. Much of the running time is dedicated to the detective story, rather than Slaughter hamming it up big time and that's a shame. For this reason Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror cannot be described as vintage Slaughter. Still, like all the other King/Slaughter films it does have some entertainment value. Unlike those films, this one has a very enigmatic ending, clearly designed as such to allow for future adventures starring the villainous Hooded Terror. Well, these films never materialised so the ending here remains simply a little unusual.

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