The Curse of the Wraydons

The Curse of the Wraydons

Victor M Gover (1946)

A 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 Tod Slaughter
Captain Jack Clayton Bruce Seton
Lieutenant Payne Gabriel Toyne
George Heeningham Andrew Laurence
Helen Sedgefield Lorraine Clews
Rose Wraydon Pearl Cameron
John Rickers Ben Williams
George Wraydon Barry O'Neill
Director Victor M Gover
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Other Information

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