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Strangler's Morgue (1946)

The Curse of the Wraydons (original title)
A young captain, after participating in a duel, becomes the suspect in a series of killings in Epping Forest.


Victor M. Gover


Owen George (screen play)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Seton ... Jack Wraydon
Henry Caine Henry Caine ... George Wraydon
Pearl Cameron Pearl Cameron ... Rose Wraydon
Andrew Laurence Andrew Laurence ... George Heeningham
Alan Lawrance Alan Lawrance ... Squire Sedgefield
Lorraine Clewes Lorraine Clewes ... Helen Sedgefield (as Loraine Clewes)
Ben Williams Ben Williams ... John Rickers
Gabriel Toyne ... Lieut. Payne
John Coyle John Coyle ... Dennis (as John E. Coyle)
Daphne Arthur Daphne Arthur ... Alice Maitland
Barry O'Neill Barry O'Neill ... George Wraydon (as Barry O'Neil)
Herbert Appleby Herbert Appleby
Lionel Gadsden Lionel Gadsden
Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham ... (as Joseph Cunningham)
Patricia Grant Patricia Grant


Based on a "famous" play , Spring-Heeled Jack or The Terror of London by Maurice Sandoz. Opening credits explain: At the opening of the last century, this island of ours stood alone facing the menace of Bonaparte's mastery of Europe. At this vital moment there were a few traitorous Englishmen willing to sell their country for their gain. Written by Michael Crew <m.crew@bbcnc.org.uk>

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Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »


(at around 1h 27 mins) At the climax of the film Philip Wraydon rubs his hands together with glee and cackles wildly at the plight of the hero. However, when the shot changes to a close-up of Philip throwing the switch to start the mechanism we can clearly see the actors mouth is closed and his lips are not moving even though he is still heard cackling away. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: At the opening of the last century this island of ours stood alone facing the menace of Buonaparte's mastery of Europe.

At this vital moment there were a few traitorous Englishmen willing to sell their country for their gain.

EPPING TOWN 1805 The Office of John Ricker... Bow Street Runner. See more »


Version of Spring-Heeled Jack (1950) See more »

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The Blind Beggar
24 February 2020 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Madness runs in some families, in the Wraydons it practically gallops in this poky but generally good-looking pre-Victorian melodrama that marked everyone's favourite wicked uncle's return to the big screen after being obliged to confine his villainy to the stage for the duration of the War by official discouragement of horror films.

A whiskerless Tod Slaughter is only Spring Heeled Jack in name, since he skulks about rather than leaps and the action is actually set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars; over thirty years before the first appearance of the 'historical' Jack in 1837!

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Release Date:

16 December 1946 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on) (Leevers Rich Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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