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Director:
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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A bit of a ripoff but good fun, nevertheless. See more (6 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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
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Mono (RCA Photophone)
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3 out of 3 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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