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She-Wolf of London (1946)

Passed | | Crime, Film-Noir, Horror | 17 May 1946 (USA)
A young heiress 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.

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Several murders have been committed in a London park and the victims have been savagely clawed about the throat. The police believe that a woman is a killer, and perhaps she is a (she) werewolf. Heiress Phyllis Allenby, fears she is the criminal, based on the family legend of the "Allenby Curse" which was the belief that members of the family at times assumed the form of a wolf. Her aunt's constant reminders to her of the "Allenby Curse" only serves to keep her niece's fears alive. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Filming completed on Christmas Eve 1945. See more »

Quotes

Phyllis Allenby: I feel terribly sleepy as if I'd been drugged.
Martha Winthrop: You're right. I drugged you.
Phyllis Allenby: So I wouldn't hear the dogs?
Martha Winthrop: No Phyllis. I'm going to kill you.
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On the original trailer, June Lockhart is given top billing. On the film itself, Don Porter is given top billing. See more »

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Miss Lockhart alone justifies the effort.
9 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Apart from excellent settings and costumes, not to mention the always reliable pulchritude and charm of June Lockhart, this Val Lewton wannabe is mainly a misfire.

More's the pity too, since it abounds in shadowy night scenes, fog, and much cloak and daggery, including a final act complete with tilted camera angles, and poisoned milk, (a la Hichcock's "Suspicion").

But there is no real grue and no real tension, and what we are left with is a lame, (though slickly produced) thriller whose main interest accrues from its interesting cast and glossy staging.

Still, given the paucity of Victorian melodramas at your local cineplex--you could do much worse.


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