A murderer has been strangling people in the London fog. A reporter manages to continually make it to the crime scene before the police.

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Himself - Host
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Sergeant Ottermole
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Mr. Summers
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Constable Johnson
Charles Davis ...
Reporter
John Trayne ...
Policeman Peterson
Barry Harvey ...
Whybrow's Nephew
Arthur Gould-Porter ...
Herbert Whybrow (as A.E. Gould-Porter)
Nora O'Mahoney ...
Flower Lady (as Nora O'Mahony)
Nelson Welch ...
Neighbor
Molly Roden ...
(as Mollie Roden)
James McCallion ...
Bartender Ben
Hilda Plowright ...
Mrs. Whybrow
Gerald Hamer ...
Jimmy the Blindman
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A murderer has been strangling people in the London fog. A reporter manages to continually make it to the crime scene before the police. Written by Anonymous

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5 May 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Although set in 1919, Herbert Whybrow walks past a small car from the mid-1930s on his way home. See more »

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Greensleeves
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Whistled by the strangler
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The Hands of...
1 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hitchcock sends us to England for a Jack the Ripper type tale. I think they overdo the Britishness a bit for the sake of American audiences ("Wonder what she's got for Tea? Kippers.")

The killing(s) are shot from the perspective of the strangler, which is a nice directorial touch. However, it's tough doing a whodunit in 25 minutes, because there's no time to introduce many characters. Of course, it also may be that the killer isn't someone we see.

But this isn't primarily a story of suspense (the title kind of hints at that). Instead, it is atmospheric and somewhat talky, with some philosophical discussions added in. I thought the ending was OK.


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