Crimes at the Dark House (1943)





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So since when have crimes been committed in a house with all the lights on? This chop-licking British melodrama stars the gloriously uninhibited Tod Slaughter, playing the unspeakable Sir Henry Glyde. Disposing of his wealthy wife, Glyde replaces her with a look-alike, a recent "graduate" from the local insane asylum. This may sound vaguely familiar to you if you've seen the 1948 Warner Bros. Gothic drama The Woman in White. Indeed, both the Warner film and Crimes in the Dark House were based on the same 1860 novel by Wilkie Collins -- and both are good gory fun in their own separate ways.
Art House & International , Classics , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Tod Slaughter
as The False Sir Percival Glyde
Sylvia Marriott
as Laurie Fairlie & Anne Catherick
Geoffrey Wardwell
as Paul Hartwright
Hay Petrie
as Dr. Isidor Fosco
Hilary Eaves
as Marian Fairlie
David Horne
as Mr. Fairlie
Margaret Yarde
as Mrs. Bullen
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Critic Reviews for Crimes at the Dark House

All Critics (1)

Campy overwrought melodrama.

Full Review… | May 8, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Crimes at the Dark House


Simple plot, nothing real interesting. Common drama, with just a little edge of horror. Decent characters, okay pacing, and an overall well finish.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

This is one of Slaughter's best movies, if you're a fan you should see this. If you're not a fan, you can enjoy this good horror movie, it's suspenseful and well acted.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Really good British classic, a fine horror film, very well acted and directed. It is well written and story is a really good one. Good cinematography. Spooky.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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