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The Brighton Strangler (1945)

The Brighton Strangler




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John Loder plays a prominent London actor, lately starring in a play about a maniacal strangler. When the theatre is bombed by the Nazis, Loder suffers a head injury. Thereafter, he cannot separate fact from fiction, and periodically becomes the strangler that he is playing on stage. Loder's lady love June Duprez puts her own life on the line in attempting to save Loder from himself. The Brighton Strangler benefits from its brisk 67-minute running time, which allows the story to unfold without undue padding or muddled psychological overtones. Interestingly, John Loder's character is triggered into becoming a murderer whenever someone inadvertently recites one of the lines from his play--a dramatic device later utilized to fuller effect in Richard Condon's The Manchurian Candidate.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Max Nosseck, Arnold Phillips
RKO Pictures


John Loder
as Reginald Parker / Ed...
June Duprez
as April Manby Carson
Michael St. Angel
as Lt. Bob Carson
Miles Mander
as Chief Inspector W.R....
Rose Hobart
as Dorothy
Gilbert Emery
as Dr. Manby
Rex Evans
as Shelton
Matthew Boulton
as Inspector Graham
Lydia Bilbrook
as Mrs. Manby
Ian Wolfe
as Mayor
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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The film had too many plot holes to be believable...

Full Review… | April 8, 2003
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