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Director  Ralph Kemplen
Cinematography  Arthur Grant
Country  United Kingdom
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Thriller
Duration  
Language  English
The Spaniards Curse movie poster
Release date  June 1958
Based on  story The Assize Of The Dying by Edith Pargeter
Writer  Kenneth Hyde (screenplay), Ralph Kemplen, Edith Pargeter (story), Roger Proudlock
Genres  Mystery, Crime Fiction, Crime Thriller
Cast  Tony Wright (Charlie Manton), Lee Patterson (Mark Brett), Michael Hordern (Judge Manton), Susan Beaumont (Margaret Manton), Ralph Truman (Sir Robert Wyvern), Henry Oscar (Mr. Fredericks)
Similar movies  Seven Sinners (1936), The Snorkel (1958), The Black Widow (1951), Ill Get You (1952), They Met in the Dark (1943)

The Spaniard's Curse is a 1958 British drama film directed by Ralph Kemplen and starring Tony Wright, Lee Patterson, Michael Hordern, Susan Beaumont and Henry Oscar.

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Plot

Guy Stevenson (Basil Dignam) is a British man of Spanish heritage wrongly convicted of murder. On being given the death sentence, he places a curse on the judge (Michael Hordern) and jury. Two of the jurors then die mysteriously, and suspicion falls on Stevenson, but he himself also dies. The judge and his daughter Margaret attempt to solve the mystery and uncover the real killer.

Cast

  • Tony Wright - Charlie Manton
  • Lee Patterson - Mark Brett
  • Michael Hordern - Judge Manton
  • Susan Beaumont - Margaret Manton
  • Ralph Truman - Sir Robert Wyvern
  • Henry Oscar - Mr Fredericks
  • Brian Oulton - Frank Porter
  • Olga Dickie - Hannah
  • Roddy Hughes - Arthur Jody
  • Joe Gibbons - Foreman
  • Evelyn Roberts - Captain Judkin
  • Jessica Cairns - Adriana
  • Constance Fraser - Mrs Brooks
  • Basil Dignam - Guy Stevenson
  • Critical reception

    TV Guide called it "an interesting murder mystery but one which never really delivers what it promises." and the Radio Times wrote, "Tony Wright has the most colourful part as the judge's wayward son, a crime reporter, but Michael Hordern as the judge gives the sharpest performance. It's the only film directed by top editor Ralph Kemplen, who wisely returned to his real talent, cutting Room at the Top, Oliver! and others" ;

    References

    The Spaniard's Curse Wikipedia
    The Spaniards Curse IMDb The Spaniards Curse themoviedb.org


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