She-Wolf of London (The Curse of the Allenbys)

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In this thriller, set in early 20th-century London, a woman tells her innocent young niece that the blood of the werewolf flows through her veins and that she is responsible for a series of recent murders. The distraught lass immediately breaks off her engagement, but her devoted lover begin investigating.

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Cast

June Lockhart
as Phyllis Allenby
Don Porter
as Harry Lanfield
Sara Haden
as Martha Winthrop
Jan Wiley
as Carol Winthrop
Dennis Hoey
as Inspector Pierce
Martin Kosleck
as Dwight Severn
Clara Blandick
as Mrs. McBroom
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Critic Reviews for She-Wolf of London (The Curse of the Allenbys)

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Audience Reviews for She-Wolf of London (The Curse of the Allenbys)

More of a murder mystery than a monster movie, She-Wolf of London is only mildly suspenseful and doesn't deliver any scares. After a series of animal attacks by a "She-Wolf," Phyllis Allenby begins to believe her family's curse is real and that she is the werewolf behind the murders. June Lockhart leads the cast and gives a strong performance that sells her intense fear and concern for her family. But it's pretty clear that the film isn't interested in a female wolf, as it shies away from showing the murderer or any kind of transformation. So instead there's a lot of melodrama with Phyllis pushing away her aunt and her fiance, and them trying to convince her that the werewolf curse is a silly superstition. Uneven and poorly paced, She-Wolf of London promises one kind of movie but delivers another.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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A very short 61 minute Universal Film staring June Lockhart when she was 24 years old, 14 years prior to being Timmy's Mom on Lassie, Four women live together June plays the part of being the sole inheritor of and estate and is coming of age. There is a female werewolf running about, at least that's what were lead to believe, but is it June, is there a she wolf, well you will have to watch to find out, Another 4 star old school movie.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

I knew it, I'm a werewolf! This is an interesting tangent in the old horror film genre, and if you like werewolf movies you might like to check it out, but otherwise it's kind of a silly movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Why is this in the Wolf Man Legacy Collection? OK, it deals with rumors being spread about and the psychological fear of a werewolf. It reminded me quite a bit of the movie Rebecca and in particular the relationship between Mrs. Danvers and Joan Fontaine's character. Except there is no suspense here. You see it coming a mile away. The men take a back seat while the four main women are the primary focus. June Lockhart is a young woman engaged to be married. She is afraid of dogs, and afraid she may be turning into a werewolf to commit murders in a nearby park. She can't remember what she does at night, but never sees herself transform, nor do we, though the simple obvious answer is she sleeps. Sara Haden is the matron of the house, a woman who is not who she appears to be relations-wise, who is obviously up to no good, and who keeps giving June's character drinks to calm her nerves. Huhm??? Jan Wiley plays the daughter of Sara's character who really is not too bad. She doesn't really have much of an idea what her mother is up to. Then there is Eily Malyon as the housekeeper who thankfully eavesdrops and keeps an eye on all this shady stuff so there is a witness in the end. Despite the fog and shawl, the camera still gives a clear view of who the she-wolf is. Can you guess?

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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