Edgar Wallace's "The Terror"
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- Based on the story by Edgar Wallace
- Adapted by William Freshman
- Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 18, 2003
- Originally Released: 1938
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Wilfred Lawson & Arthur Wontner|
|Directed by||Richard Bird|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 27 ratings.
The movie follows its Edgar Wallace source more faithfully than is generally the case. Oldies viewers will be pleased with the showings by actors who went on to strong and long careers: e.g. Sims, Lee, Oscar, Murdoch. Picture and sound quality are acceptable, given the material's age and the budget nature of its transfer to disk. (The art used on the front cover is, however, unnecessarily childish for a mystery thriller intended for adults.)
One of the most intertesting things about this film is seeing Alasatir Sim early in his career. It's not a bad film as myeteries of houses with hidden poassages and hauntings go. There are plenty of films a lot worse in this genre.
Ten years after a jewel robbery where the jewels still remain missing, two men get out of prison for their part in the crime and go to seek revenge against the ring leader who turned them in. Heading towards a manor house near where the robbery took place they collide with the people now living in the house and various other people who have begun to wander about.
This is one of the best Edgar Wallace adaptations I've seen. Certainly its better than most of the films turned out in Germany in the late 50's and early 60's. The script is first rate and keeps you wondering. The cast, including Alister Sim and a very young Bernard Lee (M in the Bond films).Mysteries don't get much better than this.
I can't recommend this film highly enough.
- Sales Rank: 8,150
- UPC: 089218426598
- Shipping Weight: 0.29/lbs (approx)
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