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)

  • Nov 03, 2014
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2014
    The Wolf's bane of the franchise, She-Wolf of London gave filmgoers an excuse to patiently wait 35 years until An American Werewolf in London returned the hairy Anglophile to glory. Honestly, the bland recycled title says it all about this cast-off that's more melodrama than horror flick...and even the melodrama is negligible. In this off-shoot of the Universal horror franchise, a young heiress (Lockhart) finds evidence suggesting that at night she acts under the influence of a family curse and has begun committing ghastly murders in a nearby park. The one true hairball in the franchise, She-Wolf of London is only worth watching to see young June Lockhart in the title role before she went on to play the mother in both Lassie and Lost in Space. Otherwise, the Warren Zevon song "Werewolves of London" sadly offers more scares than this final serious bark at the moon for Universal before Abbott and Costello came along. Bottom line: Hot Hairy Mess
    Jeff B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 16, 2011
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    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 Super Reviewer

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