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She-Wolf of London
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Director:
Writers:
George Bricker (screenplay)
Dwight V. Babcock (original story)
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Release Date:
17 May 1946 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A woman whose hatred knew no bounds! See more »
Plot:
A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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She-Wolf of where, exactly? See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Don Porter ... Barry Lanfield

June Lockhart ... Phyllis Allenby
Sara Haden ... Martha Winthrop
Jan Wiley ... Carol Winthrop
Lloyd Corrigan ... Detective Latham
Dennis Hoey ... Inspector Pierce

Martin Kosleck ... Dwight Severn
Eily Malyon ... Hannah
Frederick Worlock ... Constable Ernie Hobbs (as Frederic Worlock)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clara Blandick ... Mrs. McBroom (uncredited)
James Finlayson ... Constable With Hobbs and Latham (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Constable Alfred (uncredited)
Warren Jackson ... Constable (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Constable (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Constable (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Constable Herbert (uncredited)
Joan Wells ... Phyllis - as a Child (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Yarbrough 
 
Writing credits
George Bricker (screenplay)

Dwight V. Babcock (original story)

Produced by
Ben Pivar .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Lava (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Maury Gertsman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Landres 
 
Art Direction by
Abraham Grossman 
Jack Otterson 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Leigh Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... director of makeup
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Slosser .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Joe Lapis .... sound technician
 
Music Department
William Lava .... musical director
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Raymond Kessler .... dialogue director
 
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61 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-7 (2004) | Finland:(Banned) (1947) | Germany:6 | UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #11426)

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Filming completed on Christmas Eve 1945.See more »

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
She-Wolf of where, exactly?, 4 February 2008
Author: rob_colling from United Kingdom

Much has been said elsewhere in these comments about the silliness of this film, the campy dialogue and the distinct lack of werewolves. And for that matter of plot. All this is true - She-Wolf of London is so ridiculous it's quite entertaining, the cast and atmosphere are very good, but there isn't much else to recommend it.

The one aspect that hasn't been commented on yet is the movie's utter lack of authenticity. Presumably this just wasn't a priority for the filmmakers (or maybe for the audiences) of the time, but boy, does it look outrageous today! It's very clear, for a start, that nobody involved in this film had ever been near London. The sets and locations, while reasonably impressive, look patently American and not at all like a British city. It's about as convincing as filming in Jamaica and calling it New York. Then the dialogue contains words that just don't exist in British English, and phrases that no English person would ever have used at that time. Virtually none of the dialogue sounds even close to convincing. With the exception of Hoey's, all the accents are Dick Van Dyke awful, in those few places they are even attempted. The props and sets are clearly made of 1940s materials rather than 19th-century ones - things like teapots and door knockers are very obviously the wrong weight, being made of cheap mazak or whatever. And best of all there are bizarre anachronisms - the police routinely travelling in what seems to be a very wealthy person's carriage, the heroine constantly leaving her window wide open despite the foggy, cold night (hello? ever been to the UK? Er, it's cold here, folks!), the police constantly wearing soaking wet raincoats although everyone else is wearing a perfectly dry lounge suit with no coat... I could go on and on. Suffice to say the movie never runs for more than 20 seconds at a time without letting out some clattering great inauthenticity that makes it impossible to take seriously. Whether that makes it fun or terrible, I'll leave for you to decide.

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