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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Barry Lanfield
... Phyllis Allenby
... Martha Winthrop
... Carol Winthrop
... Detective Latham
... Inspector Pierce
... Dwight Severn
... Hannah
... Constable Ernie Hobbs (as Frederic Worlock)
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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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HAUNTED BY A DREADED CURSE! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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1.37 : 1
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Largely shot on Universal's old "Hacienda" set, used on many of the studio's "B" westerns. 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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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 See 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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