The Brighton Strangler (1945)

35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Max Nosseck.

Plot Summary

An actor is injured and assumes the identity of the maniac killer he's playing on stage.


Directed by: Max Nosseck
Copyright MCMKLV [1945] RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. presents
Executive Producer: Sid Rogell
Produced by: Herman Schlom
Original Screen Play by: Arnold Phillips, Max Nosseck
Additional Dialogue by: Hugh Gray
Director of Photography: J. Roy Hunt
Edited by: Les Millbrook
Montage by: Harold Palmer
Music by: Leigh Harline
Recorded by: Roy Meadows
Gowns by: Renié
Special Effects by: Vernon L. Walker
Art Directors: Albert S. D'Agostino, Ralph Berger

John Loder (Reginald Parker/'Edward Grey')
June Duprez (April Manby)
Michael St. Angel (Bob Carson)
Miles Mander (Chief Inspector W.R. Allison)
Rose Hobart (Dorothy kent)
Gilbert Emery (Dr Manby)
Rex Evans (Shelton)
Matthew Boulton (Inspector Graham)
Olaf Hytten (Banks)
Lydia Bilbrook (Mrs. Manby)
Ian Wolfe (Brandon R. Clive, the mayor)

Alternative Titles

El estrangulador – Mexico
O Estrangulador – Portugal
El estrangulador de Brighton – Spain (DVD)
L'estrangulador de Brighton – Spain (Catalan)
O Estrangulador de Brighton – Brazil
Kvæleren fra Brighton – Denmark
Nyhtes tou Londinou – Greece
Lo strangolatore di Brighton – Italy
Stryparen från Brighton – Sweden



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.4 p.7
  • Castle of Frankenstein no.7 p.11
  • Kine Weekly no.2000 (16 August 1945) – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.159 no.5 (5 May 1945) – credits, review
  • New York Motion Picture Critics Reviews vol.2 no.16 (14 May 1945) pp.360,361 – compilation of reviews
  • Today's Cinema vol.65 no.5224 (10 August 1945) – credits, review


  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis pp.66-67 – credits
  • The RKO Features by James L. Neibaur p.39-40 – credits, synopsis
  • RKO Radio Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1929-1956 by Michael R. Pitts p.46-49 – illustrated credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.48 – credits