Robert Day

The Haunted Strangler

The Haunted Strangler

Nineteenth-century English author James Rankin (Boris Karloff) believes that the wrong man was hanged twenty years earlier for a series of murders, but his investigations lead him to a horrible and, for him, gruesomely inescapable secret.

Film Info

  • Robert Day
  • United States
  • 1958
  • 79 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #367

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by Richard Gordon and writer Tom Weaver, with additional comments from Alex Gordon
  • New video interviews with director Robert Day, screenwriter Jan Read, and costars Jean Kent and Vera Day
  • Deleted scenes
  • Original theatrical trailers and radio spots
  • Stills galleries featuring production and publicity photographs
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring Fangoria’s 1984 interview with producer John Croydon about Karloff, and a new essay by Maitland McDonagh

Available In

Collector's Set

Monsters and Madmen

Monsters and Madmen

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$63.96

Special Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary by Richard Gordon and writer Tom Weaver, with additional comments from Alex Gordon
  • New video interviews with director Robert Day, screenwriter Jan Read, and costars Jean Kent and Vera Day
  • Deleted scenes
  • Original theatrical trailers and radio spots
  • Stills galleries featuring production and publicity photographs
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring Fangoria’s 1984 interview with producer John Croydon about Karloff, and a new essay by Maitland McDonagh
The Haunted Strangler
Cast
Boris Karloff
James Rankin
Jean Kent
Cora Seth
Elizabeth Allan
Barbara Rankin
Anthony Dawson
Superintendent Burk
Vera Day
Pearl
Tim Turner
Dr. Kenneth McColl
Diane Aubrey
Lily Rankin
Credits
Director
Robert Day
Producer
John Croydon
Executive producer
Richard Gordon
Screenplay
John C. Cooper
Screenplay
Jan Read
Original story
Jan Read
Music
Buxton Orr
Conducted by
Frederic Lewis
Lighting cameraman
Lionel Banes
Editing
Peter Mayhew
Set designer
John Elphick
Special effects
Les Bowie

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