The Terrible People

The Terrible People is a 1928 American adventure silent film serial directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet, based on the novel of the same name by Edgar Wallace.[1] Most of the books of Edgar Wallace have been adapted into films many times over the years in both England in the 1930s, and in Germany in the 1960s in a series known as the crimis.[2] The film is now considered to be lost.[3]

The Terrible People
Directed bySpencer Gordon Bennet
Written byGeorge Arthur Gray
Edgar Wallace
StarringAllene Ray
Walter Miller
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
  • August 5, 1928 (1928-08-05)
Running time
10 episodes
CountryUnited States


An heiress is threatened by the gang of a criminal who seems to have returned from the dead.[4]


See also


  1. "The Terrible People".
  2. Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). "Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era". Midnight Marquee Press, p. 283. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  3. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Terrible People". Silent Era. Retrieved February 17, 2008.
  4. "The People of the River".
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