The Curse of the Wraydons

The Curse of the Wraydons

Victor M Gover (1946)

U Certificate


Our Score
There was a time when Tod Slaughter was considered the scariest actor alive. It's hard to imagine that now, judging from his ultra-stagey performance in this dull adaptation of Maurice Sandoz's Victorian play Springheeled Jack, the Terror of London, which freely embroiders on the 19th-century legend of a leaping prowler. Larger-than-life Slaughter is always fun to watch, though, slicing the ham thick as a mad inventor who commits murder with a diabolical gizmo. A quaint diversion, then, best viewed as an entertaining period piece rather than the full-blooded chiller it once was.


A man tries to clear his name after he is accused of a series of murders committed by his own uncle, who is a Napoleonic spy. Period drama, starring Tod Slaughter and Bruce Seton.

Cast & Crew

Philip Wraydon/The Chief Tod Slaughter
Jack Wraydon/Spring-Heeled Jack Bruce Seton
George Wraydon Henry Caine
Director Victor M Gover

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Ambassador Film Prods LtdAvailable on: DVD