The Spaniard's Curse
|The Spaniard's Curse|
|Directed by||Ralph Kemplen|
|Produced by||Roger Proudlock|
|Written by||Kenneth Hyde |
|Based on||story The Assize Of The Dying by Edith Pargeter|
|Starring||Tony Wright |
|Music by||Lambert Williamson|
|Edited by||Stan Hawkes|
|Distributed by||Independent Film Distributors|
Guy Stevenson (Basil Dignam) is a British man of Spanish heritage wrongly convicted of murder. On being given the death sentence, he places a curse on the judge (Michael Hordern) and jury. Two of the jurors then die mysteriously, and suspicion falls on Stevenson, but he himself also dies. The judge and his niece Margaret attempt to solve the mystery and uncover the real killer.
- Tony Wright - Charlie Manton
- Lee Patterson - Mark Brett
- Michael Hordern - Mr Justice Manton
- Susan Beaumont - Margaret Manton
- Ralph Truman - Sir Robert Wyvern
- Henry Oscar - Mr Fredericks
- Brian Oulton - Frank Porter
- Olga Dickie - Hannah
- Roddy Hughes - Arthur Jody
- Joe Gibbons - Foreman
- Evelyn Roberts - Colonel Judkin
- Jessica Cairns - Adriana
- Constance Fraser - Mrs Brooks
- Basil Dignam - Guy Stevenson
TV Guide called the film "an interesting murder mystery but one which never really delivers what it promises." The Radio Times wrote, "Tony Wright has the most colourful part as the judge's wayward son, a crime reporter, but Michael Hordern as the judge gives the sharpest performance. It's the only film directed by top editor Ralph Kemplen, who wisely returned to his real talent, cutting Room at the Top, Oliver! and others".
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- Allen Eyles. "The Spaniard's Curse". RadioTimes.