|Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror|
|Directed by||George King|
|Produced by||George King|
|Screenplay by||A.R. Rawlinson (screenplay & dialogue)|
|Based on||original story The Mystery of Caversham Square by Pierre Quiroule|
|Music by||Jack Beaver|
|Edited by||John Seabourne|
George King Productions
|Distributed by||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (UK)|
Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror is a 1938 British crime film directed by George King and starring George Curzon, Tod Slaughter and Greta Gynt. It was George Curzon's third and final outing as the fictional detective Sexton Blake.
The film - described as the best in the Blake series of 1930s movies - features the character of Sexton Blake and his efforts to defeat a major crime organisation headed by Michael Larron, a 'sort of Moriarty figure'.
- George Curzon as Sexton Blake
- Tod Slaughter as Michael Larron
- Greta Gynt as Madamoiselle Julie
- Tony Sympson as Tinker
- Charles Oliver as Max Fleming
- Marie Wright as Mrs. Bardell
- David Farrar as Granite Grant
- Norman Pierce as Inspector Bramley
- H.B. Hallam as Monsieur Bertrand
- Bradley Watts as Paul Duvall
Of the film's villain, Leonard Maltin concluded, "Slaughter plays it basically straight in this passable low-budget outing"; while Dennis Schwartz wrote, "Tod Slaughter is a trip as the perverse villain drooling over both stamps and Julie (Greta Gynt), and decked out when meeting gang members in a spiffy black robe with a snake embroidered on its front and a fashionable KKK-like hood. Like Vincent Price, Slaughter can make a not too original low-budget B film fun to watch."
- "Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938)".
- "Sexton Blake And The Hooded Terror". TVGuide.com.
- The BFI Companion to Crime, ed Phil Hardy, Cassell (1997), p. 53
- Famous Movie Detectives II, Michael R Pitts (1991), p.123
- The Unknown 1930s: An Alternative History of the British Cinema, 1929- 1939, edited by Jeffrey Richards, IB Tauris (1998), pp.92-93
- "Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
- Schwartz, Dennis. "hoodedterror". homepages.sover.net.
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