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Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror

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Director  George King
Initial release  1938
Music director  Jack Beaver, Bretton Byrd
Country  UK
5.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Thriller
Screenplay  A. R. Rawlinson
Duration  
Language  English
Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror movie poster
Writer  Pierre Quiroule (story), A.R. Rawlinson
Cast  George Curzon (Sexton Blake), Tod Slaughter (Michael Larron), Greta Gynt (Madamoiselle Julie), Tony Sympson (Tinker), Charles Oliver (Max Fleming), Marie Wright (Mrs. Bardell)
Similar movies  The Final Alliance, Tokolosh, Rhino, The Third Man, Sunset Boulevard, Surviving Evil

Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror is a 1938 British crime film directed by George King and starring George Curzon, Tod Slaughter and Greta Gynt. It was George Curzon's third and final outing as the fictional detective.

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Plot summary

The film - described as the best in the Blake series of 1930s movies - features the character of Sexton Blake and his efforts to defeat a major crime organisation headed by Michael Larron, a 'sort of Moriarty figure'.

Cast

  • George Curzon as Sexton Blake
  • Tod Slaughter as Michael Larron
  • Greta Gynt as Madamoiselle Julie
  • Tony Sympson as Tinker
  • Charles Oliver as Max Fleming
  • Marie Wright as Mrs. Bardell
  • David Farrar as Granite Grant
  • Norman Pierce as Inspector Bramley
  • H.B. Hallam as Monsieur Bertrand
  • Bradley Watts as Paul Duvall
  • Critical reception

    Of the film's villain, Leonard Maltin concluded, "Slaughter plays it basically straight in this passable low-budget outing"; while Dennis Schwartz wrote, "Tod Slaughter is a trip as the perverse villain drooling over both stamps and Julie (Greta Gynt), and decked out when meeting gang members in a spiffy black robe with a snake embroided on its front and a fashionable KKK-like hood. Like Vincent Price, Slaughter can make a not too original low-budget B film fun to watch."

    References

    Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror Wikipedia
    Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror IMDb Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror themoviedb.org


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