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The Brighton Strangler (1945)

After suffering a head injury during the Blitz, an actor comes to believe himself to be the Brighton Strangler, the murderer he was playing onstage.

Director:

Max Nosseck

Writers:

Hugh Gray (additional dialogue), Arnold Lipp (original screenplay) (as Arnold Phillips) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Loder ... Reginald Parker / Edward Grey
June Duprez ... April Manby Carson
Michael St. Angel ... Lt. Bob Carson
Miles Mander ... Chief Inspector W.R. Allison
Rose Hobart ... Dorothy Kent
Gilbert Emery ... Dr. Manby
Rex Evans Rex Evans ... Leslie Shelton
Matthew Boulton ... Inspector Graham
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Banks - the valet
Lydia Bilbrook Lydia Bilbrook ... Mrs. Manby
Ian Wolfe ... Lord Mayor Herman Brandon R. Clive
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During WW II, one of the hits of the London stage is a play about a murderer who strangles his victims. The actor who plays the strangler identifies so strongly with his part that when he receives a blow to the head during a bombing raid, he believes that he actually is the strangler. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1945 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El estrangulador See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Overseas program #892. See more »

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The establishing shot is a stock picture of the British House of Parliament. Apparently no one noticed that it was printed backwards, as the building is on the wrong side of the Thames. See more »

Quotes

Dorothy Kent: [to the policeman with their guns drawn] Don't shoot! Applaud, applaud!
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Not Far Beneath the Greasepaint
19 September 2014 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Sometimes Stylish Director Max Nosseck made this the Same Year as His Celebrated Lawrence Tierney Film-Noir, Dillinger. This One has its Moments and is a Serviceable and Above Average Thriller.

The Setting is London, During the War and Much is Made of Blackouts, Coupons, and Uniforms. There are Dead Flyer Brothers that Lead to Family Deceptions and All Sorts of Odd Things. It is an Air-Raid's Falling Debris that Sends Celebrated Stage Actor John Loder into an Amnesiatic Frenzy of Schizophrenia.

That is the Premise and it is Played Out with the Beginning and Ending Acts that are the Best. It Meanders a Bit in the Middle with a Romantic Sub-Plot with an American Serviceman and some Forced Comedy about American Slang, but it Manages to Keep its Footing for the Final Curtain.

Overall, Worth a Watch for the Life During Wartime Setting and a Few Directorial Touches. There are some Tense Murders and it is Atmospheric in Spots. Recommended for Fans of B-Movies and Thrillers, also for those that Like a Bit of a Twist in Movie Murder Sprees.


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