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Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938)

Sexton Blake and Tinker foil criminal plot connected with the Tongs, and master-minded by "famous stamp collector" and millionaire.

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George Curzon ... Sexton Blake
Tod Slaughter ... Michael Larron
... Madamoiselle Julie
Tony Sympson ... Tinker
... Max Fleming
Marie Wright ... Mrs. Bardell
... Granite Grant
Norman Pierce ... Inspector Bramley
H.B. Hallam ... Monsieur Bertrand
Billy Watts ... Paul Duvall
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Sexton Blake and Tinker foil criminal plot connected with the Tongs, and master-minded by "famous stamp collector" and millionaire.

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23 January 1951 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone)

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David Farrar (Granite Grant) would later portray Sexton Blake in Meet Sexton Blake! (1945) and The Echo Murders (1945). See more »

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Follows Sexton Blake and the Bearded Doctor (1935) See more »

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Rambler Roses
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Music by Jack Beaver and Bretton Byrd
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A bit of a ripoff but good fun, nevertheless.
24 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

I have never seen a Sexton Blake movie before, but I was struck by the many ways that he seemed to be a ripoff of Sherlock Holmes. Apparently, the stories began appearing in magazines in the 1890s--and were deliberate copies of the Conan Doyle stories. Like Sherlock Holmes, Sexton is an amateur detective that lives on Baker Street, has a landlady and assistant who is a bit of a loser. And, in many ways in this film, he just seemed like Holmes with a different name.

So is the film worth seeing? Yes--but I must warn you that it's all a bit silly--like a B-mystery or movie serial. Yes, this detective does not seek out your garden variety baddie but a guy in a hood and an international gang of criminals...a bit like Moriarty, actually. So why did I give it a respectable 6? Well, it was fun and the ending was VERY, VERY unconventional and very unexpected--and I liked that. Worth seeing if you love Bs.


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