Crimes at the Dark House

Crimes at the Dark House is a (1940) British film directed by George King starring Tod Slaughter, Sylvia Marriott and Hilary Eaves. It is loosely based on the novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

Crimes at the Dark House
Directed byGeorge King
Produced byGeorge King (producer)
Odette King (producer)
Written byWilkie Collins (novel The Woman In White)
Edward Dryhurst (writer)
Frederick Hayward (writer)
H.F. Maltby (writer)
StarringTod Slaughter
Music byJack Beaver
CinematographyHone Glendinning
Edited byJack Harris
Release date
Running time
69 minutes

Plot summary

In this lurid melodrama Tod Slaughter plays a villain who murders the wealthy Sir Percival Glyde in the gold fields of Australia and assumes his identity in order to inherit his estate in England. On arriving in England he schemes to marry an heiress for her money and, with the connivance of the enigmatic Count Fosco, embarks on a killing spree of all who suspect him to be an imposter and get in the way of his plans to be the Lord of the Manor.



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