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"The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre" Strangler's Web (1965)

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George Baxt (writer)
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Original Air Date:
August 1965 (Season 6, Episode 3)
What appears to be a cut-and-dried case of murder of an aging onetime showgirl on Hampstead Heath by her lover is complicated by several factors... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
John Stratton ... Lewis Preston
Pauline Munro ... Melanie
Griffith Jones ... Jackson Delacorte
Gerald Harper ... Inspector Murray
Maurice Hedley ... Amos Colfax
Michael Balfour ... John Vichelski
Pauline Boty ... Nell Pretty
Patricia Burke ... Norma Brent

Barry Jackson ... Morton Bray
Marianne Stone ... Alice Preston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patti Dalton ... Elsie Lovett
Rosamund Greenwood ... Miss Pitts
Gary Hope ... Michael Olsen
Tony Wall ... Constable Huntly

Episode Crew
Directed by
John Llewellyn Moxey  (as John Moxey)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Baxt  writer

Produced by
Jack Greenwood .... producer
Original Music by
Bernard Ebbinghouse 
Cinematography by
James Wilson 
Film Editing by
Derek Holding 
Art Direction by
Stan Shelton 
Stan Shields 
Makeup Department
Hilda Fox .... hair stylist
Aldo Manganaro .... makeup artist
Production Management
Laurie Greenwood .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ted Lewis .... assistant director
Sound Department
Brian Blamey .... sound editor
Brian Blamey .... sound
Red Law .... sound recordist
Sidney Rider .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Allwork .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eileen Welch .... wardrobe
Music Department
Michael Carr .... composer: theme "Man of Mystery"
Bernard Ebbinghouse .... conductor

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55 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Pauline Boty's final credited screen appearance, 14 April 2011
Author: steven-87

Those familiar with "The Mysteries Of Edgar Wallace" will find the usual plot twists and turns associated with this underrated TV series, however this one has a more "modern" feel to it, with mention of discotheques, allusions to (for the time) somewhat controversial subjects such as wife-beating and bigamy as well as a rather offbeat script. The story itself is quite standard - woman is killed, her common-law husband is accused but all is not as it seems. It's well played (at times almost tongue-in-cheek) by a familiar cast but the real gem here is finding the final credited appearance on screen of Pauline Boty, who died later that year from cancer at the age of 27 and who would, 30 years later, be "discovered" as one of the great "forgotten" pop-art creators of the age. Her demise is a very tragic story, one of sacrifice for her unborn child and makes viewing this episode (where she plays Nell Pretty...a lively, giggly Twiggy-type character whose driving is as wayward as her dancing!) all the more poignant. This episode also features Britain's most prolific actress - Marianne Stone - in a small but quite touching role as a battered wife who can take no more. I've always felt that, given a chance, she could have handled much tougher roles than she was ever given. Here is a short example of what she could bring to the screen. All in all, an excellent episode in an excellent series.

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