Brighton Strangler, The

Date: 1945
Director: Max Nosseck
Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures

Stars: John Loder, June Duprez, Michael St. Angel
Location(s): California (USA), London

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An actor acquires the homicidal tendencies of his stage character after suffering a concussion in an air raid.

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Screen captures by Phil Wilkinson


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The film opens in wartime London where Reginald Parker is appearing in the final performance of 'The Brighton Strangler' at the Mayfield Theatre. The locations are all stock shots in this US production.

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Has Peter caught the 'Strangler' on film?

Suffering from a head injury sustained during an air raid, Reginald makes his way to Victoria station. This is the view from Terminus Place in SW1.

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Peter captures the everlasting work at the station.

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Travelling first class, Reginald leaves London on the train to Brighton. Victoria station once again with LSWR N15 class locomotive number 748, Vivien, hauling the train.

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The train arrives at the Sussex resort.

And finally, this is the view from Reginald's hotel window in Brighton!

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The view from the window is actually the coastline of the Big Sur, California, facing north from the Rocky Creek bridge. Image copyright: Google Streetview. SD