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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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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Great Slaughter film with a twist of suspense and humor!, 5 April 2004
Author: Niels Solberg ( from Norway

Tod Slaughter makes this film great fun to watch. If you ever want to see a Slaughter film out of curiousity of whom this forgotten horror actor is, well...this is one to see. SEXTON BLAKE AND THE HODDED TERROR is made on a low budget, but pulls off with both class and suspense. The actors takes their assignment serious and a variety of scenes makes it fast paced and exciting. The leading lady is Greta Gynt who also played against Bela Lugosi in DARK EYES OF LONDON. This time she is menaced by Slaughter and entrapped in his house of horrors where there is plenty to enjoy for horror fans. Perhaps the film uses too much time to establish the story, but once it gets going there are plenty to enjoy. Some people compare simularities between Bela Lugosi and Tod Slaughter. If there are any, it must be in their enthusiasm and "over the top" performance in low budget horror films. But in many ways that saves the show. Have fun with this "gem" from British cinema and lets hope it will be available restored on dvd asap.

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