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Strangler's Morgue (1946)

The Curse of the Wraydons (original title)
A young captain, after participating in a duel, becomes the suspect in a series of killings in Epping Forest.


Victor M. Gover


Owen George (screen play)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Seton ... Jack Wraydon
Henry Caine Henry Caine ... George Wraydon
Pearl Cameron Pearl Cameron ... Rose Wraydon
Andrew Laurence Andrew Laurence ... George Heeningham
Alan Lawrance Alan Lawrance ... Squire Sedgefield
Lorraine Clewes Lorraine Clewes ... Helen Sedgefield (as Loraine Clewes)
Ben Williams Ben Williams ... John Rickers
Gabriel Toyne ... Lieut. Payne
John Coyle John Coyle ... Dennis (as John E. Coyle)
Daphne Arthur Daphne Arthur ... Alice Maitland
Barry O'Neill Barry O'Neill ... George Wraydon (as Barry O'Neil)
Herbert Appleby Herbert Appleby
Lionel Gadsden Lionel Gadsden
Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham ... (as Joseph Cunningham)
Patricia Grant Patricia Grant
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Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »


After the scene in which the identity of the old, blind beggar is revealed to the audience the screen fades to black. As the next scene (with Squire Sedgefield sitting writing at his table) commences the sound of galloping horse hooves can be heard and the ghost-like image of a horse and rider can be seen moving across the screen towards the camera seemingly passing through the candelabra on the table. This is not a ghost but a goof. This is an overlap from a second scene of George Heeningham riding to deliver the letter to the Colonel that must have been edited out of the final version of the film. The horse can be heard and seen at around 27 minutes 15 seconds into the film. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: At the opening of the last century this island of ours stood alone facing the menace of Buonaparte's mastery of Europe.

At this vital moment there were a few traitorous Englishmen willing to sell their country for their gain.

EPPING TOWN 1805 The Office of John Ricker... Bow Street Runner. See more »


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Sometimes "bad" films can be extremely entertaining
12 April 2008 | by Badger-20See all my reviews

Many years ago my parents attended an estate sale and obtained an old 16mm projector. We were also given several 16mm films, one of which being the Curse of the Wraydons. It is one of the all time funniest "bad" movies ever made: how none of Slaughter's films made in onto Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (MST3K) is a mystery unto itself. The production values are not too bad, considering the high-end period costumes, but the cinematography and audio is so amateurish as to make this a great film for a group whose minds easily work in MST3K mode. One shot cuts to an extreme close up of Slaughter: it is clearly obvious it's supposed to be scary, but the shot is out of focus enough, and he's grinning from ear to ear enough that when showing the film to a fellow fan of Entertaining Bad Films nearly fell off his chair laughing. Some of the scenes' audio sounds as though recorded in someone's bathroom (particularly an odd fencing duel scene): no one at the time (or at least with this production) ever considered recording the lines separately and replacing inaudible lines with audible lines. Not all bad films are entertaining (e.g., In the Name of the King, D-Wars, etc.), but it's safe to say as a "film maker," Tod Slaughter gives Ed Wood a run for his money when it comes to his Inadvertently-Entertaining Bad films.

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Release Date:

16 December 1946 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (recorded on) (Leevers Rich Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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