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Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Wisbar

Writers:

Frank Wisbar (original story by), Leo J. McCarthy (original story by) (as Leo McCarthy) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rosemary La Planche ... Maria Hart
Robert Barrat ... Christian Sanders (as Robert Barratt)
Blake Edwards ... Christian 'Chris' Sanders Jr.
Charles Middleton ... Ferryman Douglas
Effie Laird Effie Laird ... Martina Sanders (as Effie Parnell)
Nolan Leary ... Pete Jeffers
Frank Conlan Frank Conlan ... Joseph Hart
Therese Lyon Therese Lyon ... Bertha
Virginia Farmer ... Anna Jeffers
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A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for his death. Maria, granddaughter of the guilty ferryman, decides to operate the ferry service. Chris Sanders, a son of one of the men who did the hanging, and Maria fall in love. The "strangler" seizes Chris and Maria offers her life if Chris is spared. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Würger im Nebel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Based on the German film "Fahrmann Maria" ("Ferryman Maria") directed also by Frank Wisbar, one of the rare times that the same director helmed both the American and foreign language version of the same film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Christian picks up a corpse lying on the bottom of Joseph's ferry]
Joseph Hart: Can I be of any more help?
Christian Sanders: No, thank you, Joseph.
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Welcome to the haunted swamp
13 September 2005 | by chris_gaskin123See all my reviews

Strangler of the Swamp was made by low budget studio PRC and is certainly one of their best movies I've seen.

A man who was hanged for a murder he didn't commit returns as a ghost for revenge on the people who accused him. He uses a rope to strangle his victims and after several deaths, including the old man who operates the ferry across the swamp, he disappears. The old man's granddaughter takes over the ferry herself and also falls in love with one of the local men and they decide to get married.

This movie has plenty of foggy atmospheres, which makes it very creepy too.

The cast includes Rosemary La Planche, Blake Edwards and Charles Middleton (Flash Gordon) as the Strangler.

Strangler of the Swamp is a must for old horror fans like myself. Excellent.

Rating: 3 and a half stars out of 5.


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