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Strangler's Morgue (1946)

The Curse of the Wraydons (original title)
A young captain, after participating in a duel, becomes the suspect in a series of killings in Epping Forest.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tod Slaughter ...
Bruce Seton ...
Henry Caine ...
Pearl Cameron ...
Andrew Laurence ...
Alan Lawrance ...
Lorraine Clewes ...
Helen Sedgefield (as Loraine Clewes)
Ben Williams ...
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Lieut. Payne
John Coyle ...
Dennis (as John E. Coyle)
Daphne Arthur ...
Alice Maitland
Barry O'Neill ...
George Wraydon (as Barry O'Neil)
Herbert Appleby
Lionel Gadsden
Joe Cunningham ...
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Based on a "famous" play , Spring-Heeled Jack or The Terror of London by Maurice Sandoz. Opening credits explain: At the opening of the last century, this island of ours stood alone facing the menace of Bonaparte's mastery of Europe. At this vital moment there were a few traitorous Englishmen willing to sell their country for their gain. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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After the scene in which the identity of the old, blind beggar is revealed to the audience the screen fades to black. As the next scene (with Squire Sedgefield sitting writing at his table) commences the sound of galloping horse hooves can be heard and the ghost-like image of a horse and rider can be seen moving across the screen towards the camera seemingly passing through the candelabra on the table. This is not a ghost but a goof. This is an overlap from a second scene of George Heeningham riding to deliver the letter to the Colonel that must have been edited out of the final version of the film. The horse can be heard and seen at around 27 minutes 15 seconds into the film. See more »

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Ham acting in a costume potboiler
1 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

THE CURSE OF THE WRAYDONS is another murky potboiler that comes to us courtesy of Tod Slaughter, the era's top ham actor. This Napoleonic-era story tells of traitors working for the French against the English, mixing it in with a Gothic-style story of family curses and inherent madness.

Of course, it's all just a vehicle for Slaughter to show off his undeniable talents, which consist of playing up his role theatrically. He's a villain prone to uncontrollable laughter, murky mannerisms, and outlandish facial expressions. His acting belongs on a Victorian stage, but here he was, starring in sensation films for over a decade, and aren't they a lot of fun!

THE CURSE OF THE WRAYDONS is a mixed bag of a film and certainly not perfect by anybody's measure. It's overlong, it feels very staged, and it's also incredibly slow with lots of added on dialogue scenes that go nowhere. However, scenes of Slaughter and his comrades plotting and committing murder are worth watching for, and the Grand Guignol-style climax has to be seen to be believed. There are some references to the legendary figure Spring-Heeled Jack here, but sadly no actual springing

  • the budget wasn't big enough for that.



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