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The Black Abbot

The Black Abbot

George A Cooper (1) (1934)



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Julius Hagen acquired Twickenham Studios in 1928 with the express purpose of turning out quota quickies. This adaptation of Philip Godfrey's Gothic novel, The Grange Mystery, is a typical example of these low-budget programme fillers as it hurtles through a pot-holed plot with little regard for character development or cinematic invention. Richard Cooper struggles to convince as the nobleman who proves more than a match for his anything but ruthless kidnapper, John Stuart. Director George A Cooper does little more than point the camera at the action, which is staged on as few sets as possible to keep the costs down.

Cast & Crew

Frank Brooks John Stuart
Sylvia Hillcrest Judy Kelly
Lord Jerry Pilkdown Richard Cooper
Charlie Marsh Ben Welden
Mary Hillcrest Drusilla Wills
Brian Heslewood Edgar Norfolk
John Hillcrest Farren Souter
Alf Higgins Cyril Smith
Inspector Lockwood John Turnbull
Director George A Cooper (1)
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Theatrical distributor: Radio Pictures Ltd


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