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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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Cast

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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Taglines:

HAUNTED BY A DREADED CURSE! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Released on May 17, 1946 as part of a double bill with The Cat Creeps (1946). Universal Pictures, unlike most major studios, lacked a proprietary theater chain and often sold it's B-picture horror/mystery pictures as double bills, making weak pictures more attractive and economical for independent theaters to advertise. See more »

Goofs

When Martha Winthrop falls down the stairs and is stabbed with the knife, there is no blood visible when she raises herself up. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis Allenby: I feel terribly sleepy as if I'd been drugged.
Martha Winthrop: You're right. I drugged you.
Phyllis Allenby: So I wouldn't hear the dogs?
Martha Winthrop: No Phyllis. I'm going to kill you.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: Night Monster (2015) See more »

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An American non-she-wolf not in London.
15 April 2016 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

What a swizz! Not only does this film clearly not take place in London, but there isn't a she-wolf to be seen. Instead, this creaky potboiler utilises a plot that must have seemed trite even way back in 1946: a pretty young heiress, Phyllis Allenby (June Lockhart), believes that she has fallen victim to the lycanthropic Allenby curse unaware that her 'aunt' Martha (Sara Haden) is actually trying to drive her insane so that she can a) lay claim to the family fortune, and b) set up her own daughter Carol (Jan Wiley) with Phyllis's fiancé Barry (Don Porter).

If you can't guess what is happening after Martha has given Phyllis her umpteenth warm drink to help her sleep, then you really should consider giving up watching films and take up something less taxing on the brain, like basket weaving perhaps. As mysteries go, this one is pretty easy to solve, and offers little in the way of genuine excitement or tension. Thankfully, the lovely June Lockhart (who would go onto play Maureen Robinson on the classic sci-fi series Lost in Space) is easy on the eye and helps the time pass a lot less painfully than it might otherwise have.


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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 »

Company Credits

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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