The Black Abbot

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Philip Godfrey's Gothic novel The Grange Mystery was the basis for the British melodrama The Black Abbott. John Stuart heads a gang of crooks who break into the home of British nobleman Richard Cooper. The plan is to hold Cooper for ransom in his own home, but to make it seem as though everything is normal. But the resourceful Cooper proves to be quite a handful for the allegedly clever criminals. Featured as a secondary kidnaper is American actor Ben Welden, later a mainstay of the Superman television series. The Black Abbot was distributed by the British arm of Hollywood's RKO Radio Pictures.


John Stuart
as Frank Brooks
Ben Welden
as Charlie Marsh
Judy Kelly
as Sylvia Hillcrest
Richard Cooper
as Lord Jerry Pilkdown
Drusilla Wills
as Mary Hillcrest
Edgar Norfolk
as Brian Heslewood
Farren Soutar
as John Hillcrest
Cyril Smith
as Alf Higgins
John Turnbull
as Inspector Lockwood
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