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Director  George King
Music director  Jack Beaver
Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama
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Country  UK
Crimes at the Dark House movie poster
Writer  Wilkie Collins, The Woman In White, Edward Dryhurst, H.F. Maltby
Release date  1940
Screenplay  H. F. Maltby, Edward Dryhurst, Frederick Hayward
Cast  Tod Slaughter (The False Sir Percival Glyde), Sylvia Marriott (Laurie Fairlie / Anne Catherick), Hilary Eaves (Marion Fairlie), Geoffrey Wardwell (Paul Hartwright), Hay Petrie (Dr. Isidor Fosco), Margaret Yarde (Mrs. Bullen)
Similar movies  Related George King movies

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Crimes at the Dark House is a (1940) British film directed by George King starring Tod Slaughter, Sylvia Marriott and Hilary Eaves. It is loosely based on the novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

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Plot summary

In this lurid melodrama Tod Slaughter plays a villain who murders the wealthy Sir Percival Glyde in the gold fields of Australia and assumes his identity in order to inherit his estate in England. On arriving in England he schemes to marry an heiress for her money and, with the connivance of the enigmatic Count Fosco, embarks on a killing spree of all who suspect him to be an imposter and get in the way of his plans to be the Lord the Manor.

Cast

  • Tod Slaughter as The False Percival Glyde
  • Sylvia Marriott as Laurie Fairlie / Anne Catherick
  • Hilary Eaves as Marion Fairlie
  • Geoffrey Wardwell as Paul Hartwright
  • Hay Petrie as Dr. Isidor Fosco
  • Margaret Yarde as Mrs. Bullen
  • Rita Grant as Jessica, the Maid
  • David Horne as Frederick Fairlie
  • Elsie Wagstaff as Mrs. Catherick
  • David Keir as Lawyer Merriman
  • References

    Crimes at the Dark House Wikipedia
    Crimes at the Dark House IMDb Crimes at the Dark House themoviedb.org


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