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The Brighton Strangler (1945)

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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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Complete credited cast:
John Loder ...
Reginald Parker / Edward Grey
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April Manby Carson
Michael St. Angel ...
Lt. Bob Carson
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Chief Inspector W.R. Allison
Rose Hobart ...
Dorothy Kent
Gilbert Emery ...
Dr. Manby
Rex Evans ...
Leslie Shelton
Matthew Boulton ...
Inspector Graham
Olaf Hytten ...
Banks, the valet
Lydia Bilbrook ...
Mrs. Manby
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Lord Mayor Herman Brandon R. Clive
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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Reginald Parker: There'll be no New Year for you. You'll go out with the old one.
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References Room Service (1938) See more »

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This Guy Needs To 'Get A Grip' - NOT
14 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The was a British film portraying a stage actor who is hit on the head during a bombing in World War II raid on London and then acts the "strangler" in the play he's in, forgetting that he's just an actor. It's an interesting premise. Most of the plot was pretty obvious but there was a twist or two thrown in which kept my attention.

However, to be honest, after about 40 minutes my mind started to wander, as the movie just plodded along. A story about a guy with "multiple personalities," so to speak, someone who can't distinguish anymore between fact and fiction, and winds up thinking he's "the Brighton Strangler" should have been a lot more interesting than it was. At 67 total minutes, there is no excuse for this to be a boring movie.

John Loder is good in the lead as "Reginald Parker/Edward Gray," but the story doesn't live up to his performance. It just sags, big-time, in that middle section. There are major plot holes in here, too. The guy plays a "famous" actor yet no one recognizes him. I bet if someone re-made this story, it could a chilling one.


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