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The Strangler (1941)

East of Piccadilly (original title)
Approved | | Mystery | 3 April 1942 (USA)
The homicidal maniac,who is strangling young women in London's West Side, is being sought by both Scotland Yard and a young reporter/writer, Penny Sutton. She had found one of the murder ... See full summary »

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Judy Campbell ...
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Tamsie Green
Niall MacGinnis ...
Joe
Henry Edwards ...
Inspector
George Pughe ...
Oscar Kuloff
Martita Hunt ...
Ma
George Hayes ...
Mark Struberg
Cameron Hall ...
George
Edana Romney ...
Sadie Jones
Bunty Payne ...
Tania
Charles Victor ...
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Frederick Piper ...
Ginger Harris
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The homicidal maniac,who is strangling young women in London's West Side, is being sought by both Scotland Yard and a young reporter/writer, Penny Sutton. She had found one of the murder victims and had set out to get the story for both her newspaper, and for the thriller yarns she writes. The trail leads to an eccentric millionaire living under an assumed name. Penny uncovers enough evidence to convict the man, but a new clue turns up in time to save him and unmask the real killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This is one of about three dozen British films picked up by CBS in 1949 for television presentation in New York City on WCBS (Channel 2). As part of this series, its initial telecast took place Saturday 1 October 1949. Previously, it had been shown both theatrically in the USA, re-edited and re-titled as The Strangler, and distributed by PRC; as such, it was telecast 20 May 1946 on WNBT (Channel 4). See more »

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Routine Thriller
26 July 2008 | by (london) – See all my reviews

The fact that this was made during the first year of the war shows that the British public had not lost their appetite for crime thrillers such as this.It has to be said that this is strictly routine and many of the usual clichés of this genre are included.For example the leads are reporters.There are many red herrings and we follow at least one of them down a blind alley till the true murderer is revealed to no particular surprise.The cast is quite good.Apart from the two leads there is a very young Niall Mcguiness,the redoubtable Martita HunT,Charles Victor in his umpteenth role as a newspaper editor and a very young Bill Fraser 16 or so years away from finding fame in "The Army Game" on television.


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