Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

A British borderline horror film directed by George King.

Plot Summary

investigates the international crime ring the Black Quorum and its mysterious leader The Snake.


* = uncredited

Directed by: George King
© [not given on screen]
George King presents a George King production
Production Manager: E.M. Smedley-Aston
Screen Play & Dialogue: A.R. Rawlinson
Original Story: [The Mystery of Caversham Square by] Pierre Quiroule
Assistant Directors: Hal Mason, Tom Cundall
Continuity: M.B. Parsons
Photography: H.M. Glendining [real name: Hone Glendinning]
Editor: John Seabourne [real name: John Seabourne Sr]
Musical Director: Jack Beaver
Recorded at Sound City, England by Arthur Geary on RCA Photophone
Art Director: Philip Bawcombe

George Curzon (Sexton Blake)
Tod Slaughter (Michael Larron)
Greta Gynt (Madamoiselle Julie)
David Farrar (Granite Grant)
Tony Sympson (Tinker)
Charles Oliver (Max Fleming)
Marie Wright (Mrs Bardell)
Norman Pierce (Inspector Bramley)
H.B. Hallam (Monsieur Bertrand)
Bradley Watts (Paul Duvall)
Pedro (himself)
Philip Holles *
Alex Huber *
Carl Melene *
Leonard Sharp *

Alternative Titles

The Hooded Terror



Kine Weekly no.1609 (February 1938) – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.5 no.50 (February 1938) p.36 – credits, review


British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928-1959 by David Quinlan p.144 – credits, synopsis
A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.96-97; 103
English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.27, 29
Mr Murder: The Life and Times of Tod Slaughter by Denis Meikle, Kip Xool and Doug Young pp.149-153