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One of the best in the Edgar Wallace series.
Robin Moss from London, United Kingdom
10 November 2013
Strangler's Web is an interesting story about a murder that is not
nearly as open-and-shut as it first seems. The characters are
unconventional and are well-drawn by both the screenplay and the actors
while the investigation into what really happened trawls through
various strata of British society.
The opening scene where the murder takes place borrows ideas from the
pre-credit sequence of From Russia With Love. The murdered woman's
common-law husband is found at the scene and is the obvious suspect. A
solicitor with a drink problem and a tendency to beat his wife is
appointed to prepare the defence. He finds that the suspect's conduct
towards the murdered woman was not unlike his own towards his wife. He
pulls himself together and gets to work. He comes across a wide variety
of people including a confidence trickster, an air-brained young woman
and a disfigured ex-matinée idol.
Not a moment is wasted in Strangler's Web and the pace never lets up.
As were the other films in this Edgar Wallace series, the movie is
well- photographed and edited.
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