The Black Abbot (1934)

UK, 1934
53m
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono (RCA Photophone), English

A British borderline horror film directed by George A. Cooper.

Plot Summary

A gang of crooks attempt to kidnap a wealthy man under the guise of the Black Abbot, a ghost said to haunt his old family house.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directed by: George A. Cooper
[© not given on screen]
Julius Hagen presents. A Real Art production
Adapted for the Screen by: Terence Egan
Written by: H. Fowler Mear *
From a story by: Philip Godfrey
Photography: Ernest Palmer
Editing: Lister Laurance
Recording: Carlisle Mounteney
Art Direction: James A. Carter
Coiffure: Charles

Cast
John Stuart (Frank Brooks)
Judy Kelly (Sylvia Hillcrist)
Richard Cooper (Lord Jerry Pilkdown)
Edgar Norfolk (Brian Heslewood)
Ben Welden (Charlie Marsh)
Farren Soutar (John Hillcrist)
John Turnbull (Detective Inspector Lockwood)
Cyril Smith (Alf Higgins)
Earle Grey (Phillips)
Drusilla Wills (Mary Hillcrist)
Davina Craig (Jane)

Extracts included in
Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008)

References

Periodicals
The Cinema – Film Booking and Ready Reference Guide 2nd Quarter 1934 p.33 – credits, review
Kine Weekly no.1395 (11 January 1934)
The Picturegoer vol.3 no.156 (19 May 1934) p.28