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She-Wolf of London (1946)

Passed | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 17 May 1946 (USA)
A young heiress finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park.

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

George Bricker (screenplay), Dwight V. Babcock (original story)
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Complete credited cast:
Don Porter ... Barry Lanfield
June Lockhart ... Phyllis Allenby
Sara Haden ... Martha Winthrop
Jan Wiley ... Carol Winthrop
Lloyd Corrigan ... Detective Latham
Dennis Hoey ... Inspector Pierce
Martin Kosleck ... Dwight Severn
Eily Malyon ... Hannah
Frederick Worlock ... Constable Ernie Hobbs (as Frederic Worlock)
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Storyline

Several murders have been committed in a London park and the victims have been savagely clawed about the throat. The police believe that a woman is a killer, and perhaps she is a (she) werewolf. Heiress Phyllis Allenby, fears she is the criminal, based on the family legend of the "Allenby Curse" which was the belief that members of the family at times assumed the form of a wolf. Her aunt's constant reminders to her of the "Allenby Curse" only serves to keep her niece's fears alive. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A woman whose hatred knew no bounds! See more »


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Trivia

Filming completed on Christmas Eve 1945. See more »

Goofs

The first time Martha Winthrop brings up a glass of milk to Phyllis Allenby, the glass is half full as she walks up the stairs to the bedroom, but after she opens the door and enters the room, the glass is nearly full to the top. See more »

Quotes

Constable Ernie Hobbs: Well, he's a barmy one. He's an idea that there's a werewolf at the bottom of this.
Constable With Hobbs and Latham: Barmy's wot I calls it too.
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Crazy Credits

On the original trailer, June Lockhart is given top billing. On the film itself, Don Porter is given top billing. See more »

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Not much to howl about
8 March 1999 | by Vigilante-407See all my reviews

There's not a whole lot to recommend about this film. It is a Universal Horror...though at the end of all the major horror series at the studio. It does have June Lockhart in an early role...along with Martin Kosleck in a ambivalent rather than evil role, and Dennis Hoey playing a surprisingly adept Scotland Yard inspector (he must have finally won a bet with a studio executive and got away from the bumbling Lestrade of the Rathbone/Bruce Sherlock Holme's movies). The movie has great sets, though I assume they are redressed from some other Universal horror film...they do look somewhat familiar.

On the other hand, this movie is dull...and the plot is easy to figure out after about fifteen minutes. If you've seen Curse of the Cat People, you've got a start on the plot of this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fera de Londres See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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