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The Brighton Strangler (1945)

After suffering a head injury during the Blitz, an actor comes to believe himself to be the Brighton Strangler, the murderer he was playing onstage.

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During WW II, one of the hits of the London stage is a play about a murderer who strangles his victims. The actor who plays the strangler identifies so strongly with his part that when he receives a blow to the head during a bombing raid, he believes that he actually is the strangler. Written by Anonymous

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14 September 1945 (Sweden)  »

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L'estrangulador de Brighton  »

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Overseas program #892. See more »

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The establishing shot is a stock picture of the British House of Parliament. Apparently no one noticed that it was printed backwards, as the building is on the wrong side of the Thames. See more »

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Dorothy Kent: [to the policeman with their guns drawn] Don't shoot! Applaud, applaud!
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a great performance by John Loder
1 May 2003 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Though the film is sometimes hard to take, and had flimsy scenes, Loder is great as the actor overcome by shock, who becomes the character he was portraying on stage, a maniacal strangler! Certainly worth seeing on TV, since it does note seem available on video. And try to catch some of Nosseck's other flics, as he was in interesting german director, and handled noir well, especially with Lawrence Tierney.


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