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Grip Of The Strangler (1958)
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01.29.09

Grip Of The Strangler (1958) A writer investigating the execution of a serial killer known as "The Haymarket Strangler" 20 years previously begins to suspect that the wrong man might have been hanged. However, when he picks up a scalpel used by the murderer, he finds himself possessed by the killer's spirit and begins committing similar murders.

Movie Tagline:
Their wild beauty marked them for death by . . . The Haunted Strangler

Also Known As:
The Haunted Strangler

Title: Grip Of The Strangler
Release Date: July 03, 1958
Runtime: 78 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Mystery, Horror
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With G

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Director(s):
Robert Day

Cast:
Boris Karloff ...James Rankin
Jean Kent ...Cora Seth
Elizabeth Allan ...Barbara Rankin
Anthony Dawson ...Supt. Burk
Vera Day ...Pearl
Tim Turner ...Dr. Kenneth McColl
Diane Aubrey ...Lily Rankin
Max Brimmell ...Newgate Prison Turnkey
Leslie Perrins ...Newgate Prison Governor
Jessica Cairns ...Asylum Maid
Dorothy Gordon ...Hannah
Desmond Roberts ...Dr. Johnson
Roy Russell ...Medical Superintendent
Derek Birch ...Guyse Hospital Superintendent
Peggy Ann Clifford ...Kate
John Fabian ...young Blood
Joan Elvin ...Can-Can Girl
Michael Atkinson ...Edward Styles
yvonne Buckingham ...Whore
Robert Day ...
Marie Devereux ...Bit part
John G. Heller ...Male Nurse
George Hirste ...Lost Property Man
Arthur Mullard ...Male Nurse
George Spence ...Hangman
Jeremy young ...Asylum Guard

Producer(s):
John Croydon
Richard Gordon

Writer(s):
John Croydon
Jan Read
Jan Read

Composer(s):
Buxton Orr




Trailer(s):
Grip Of The Strangler Horror Film Trailer 1

More Movie Taglines:
  • Their wild beauty marked them for death by . . . The Haunted Strangler
  • Karloff-KING OF MONSTERS-In His New Picture of 1,000 Horrors!
  • KING OF THE MONSTERS! KARLOFF IN HIS NEW HORROR HIT! (original print ad
  • all caps)
Movie Quote(s):
  • James Rankin: I'm sorry, Barbara, but a man must do the work in which he believes!
  • James Rankin: You mean he killed while in some sort of trance?
Movie Trivia:
  • Last feature of Leslie Perrins.
  • While director Robert Day and the make-up man were discussing how to achieve Boris Karloff's metamorphosis without undue complication or expense, the actor volunteered that he could achieve the effect by taking out his dentures.
  • Producer John Croydon first met Boris Karloff on the set of The Ghoul (1933) 25 years earlier as a tea boy.
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Keywords:
Serial Killer, Murder, 1880s, Guard, Peeling Potatoes  ...[more]


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