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Edgar Wallace Presents: The Gaunt Stranger [DVD]

Sonnie Hale , Wilfrid Lawson , Walter Forde    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sonnie Hale, Wilfrid Lawson, Louise Henry, Alexander Knox, John Longden
  • Directors: Walter Forde
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Oct 2013
  • Run Time: 69 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00E3RA3JE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,790 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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An atmospheric adaptation of The Ringer - the play that earned global fame for English master of suspense Edgar Wallace and remains his best-known story - this classic whodunit combines taut direction and inspired characterisation, with Patrick Barr starring as a beleaguered Scotland Yard investigator, John Longdon his hawkish superior and, in an early film role as a particularly haughty secretary, Patricia Roc. Also notable as the first film produced at Ealing by Michael Balcon, The Gaunt Stranger is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Detective Inspector Alan Wembury teams up with Lomond, a police doctor, to try to find 'The Ringer' - a mysterious, revenge-driven serial killer and master of disguise. When a lawyer receives a bouquet with a note informing him that he'll be dead in forty-eight hours, Wembury and his men embark on a frantic quest to uncover the killer's identity...

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4.0 out of 5 stars Well Above Average. 11 Dec 2013
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This is a well above average entry in the Edgar Wallace film collection, which at just over 70 minutes whisks along with plenty of characters and dialogue. It also has an unusual opening credits sequence for a 1938 film.
The only problem is that you'll probably guess the identity of The Ringer quite early on, although the finale does add a couple of twists on top of this revelation. Therefore, it's best to leave the image gallery until after viewing as one or two of the photos are giveaways! You can compare this version with the 1952 filming of the story, The Ringer, also released by Network. Personally, I think this is the better film.
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After very good reviews I was tempted to purchase this Edgar Wallace thriller. It's a little lightweight but nevertheless quite watchable. It was also nice to see a younger Wilfred Lawson reminding one he was not always a grizzled old man. However I'm not sure if I want to view any more in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the gaunt stranger 6 Nov 2013
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i through enjoy these mystries by Edgar Wallace in every way not boring and keeps you intrested all the way through
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5.0 out of 5 stars re - The Gaunt Stranger 3 Nov 2013
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Was a very good DVD I must admit,but i'am a person who enjoys films of this type the detective and fim noir type of the 1940's & 1950's.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Old movies, some people love 'em!! 2 Dec 2013
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My mate is into old stuff. He likes hammer horror, gunsmoke etc... Hopefully this will keep him busy... Tho Edgar Wallace is pretty twisted...
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