Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

USA, 1946
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film by Frank Wisbar.

Plot Summary

Swamp dwellers are disappearing and the locals believe that the culprit is the vengeful spirit of an innocent man they once hanged.


Direction by: Frank Wisbar
Copyright MCMXLVI [1946] by PRC Pictures, Inc.
PRC Pictures presents. A PRC production
Associate Producer: Raoul Pagel
Screenplay by: Frank Wisbar
Original Story by: Frank Wisbar, Leo McCarthy
Additional Dialogue and Dialogue Direction: Harold Erickson
Director of Photography: James S. Brown Jr
Film Editor: Hugh Winn
Musical Director: Alexander Steinert
Sound Engineer: Frank Webster
Director of Makeup: Bud Westmore
Art Director: Edward C. Jewell

Rosemary La Planche
Robert Barratt
Blake Edwards
Charles Middleton
Effie Parnell
Nolan Leary
Frank Conlan
Therese Lyon
Virginia Farmer

Alternative Titles

Estrangulador del pantano – Mexico
Der Würger im Nebel – Austria

See also
Fährmann Maria



  • Fangoria no.190 (March 2000) p.17 – illustrated video review (The video eye of Dr Cyclops)
  • Focus on Film no.15 (Summer 1973) pp.59-62 – article
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.13 no.154 (October 1946) p.140 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Kine Weekly no.2059 (3 October 1946) – credits, review
  • Today’s Cinema vol.67 no.5401 (27 September 1946) – credits, review
  • The Film Daily vol.88 no.118 (20 December 1945) – credits, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.94 – credits, review
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.47
  • Feature Films, 1940-1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.486
  • Ghosts and Angels in Hollywood Films by James Robert Parish pp.321-322 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Poverty Row Horrors! by Tom Weaver pp.219-228  – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Producers Releasing Corporation: A Comprehensive Filmography and History by Wheeler Dixon (ed.) p.141 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.483 – credits
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.465 – credits