She-Wolf of London (1946)

I watched the 1946 Universal Pictures horror/mystery movie “She-Wolf of London” on Svengoolie. It was about a family that has the Allenby curse on them, cursed by wolves. There are nearby murders, and detective Latham, from Scotland yard, is thinking it is a female werewolf while all the other authorities are mocking him. Phyllis Allenby keeps finding clues, making her believe she is affected by the curse. She was about be be married and now is afraid to even see her fiancée who is trying to figure this out.

Phyllis is played by June Lockhart (A Christmas Carol, Sergeant York, Troll, Lost in Space, TV episodes of Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction, Whiz Kids, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, The Drew Carey Show),

her fiancée, barrister Barry Lanfield, is played by Don Porter (Eagle Squadron, Night Monster, Gidget Goes to Rome, TV episode of Gidget, Green Acres, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman), Aunt Martha is Sara Haden (Andy Hardy movie series)

cousin Carol is played by Jan Wiley (The Cisco Kid Returns, Secret Agent X-9, The Brute Man), housekeeper Hannah is played by Eily Malyon (Great Expectations, Dracula’s Daughter, The Devil-Doll, The Hound of the Baskervilles),

Detective Latham is played by Lloyd Corrigan (The Ghost Breakers, Son of Paleface, Ghost Chasers, Bowery Boys movies, The Manchurian Candidate, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), Dennis Hoey (Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, The Spider Woman, Tarzan and the Leopard Woman, Terror by Night, Wake of the Red Witch), Frederick Worlock (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Secret Service in Darkest Africa, Secrets of Scotland Yard, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Captain Kidd, Airport),

and Olaf Hytten (The Last of the Mohicans, The Adventures of Robin Hood, A Christmas Carol, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Wolf Man, The Ghost of Frankenstein, Casablanca, The Return of the Vampire, The Invisible Man’s Revenge, House of Frankenstein, The Son of Dr. Jekyll).

She-Wolf of London was produced by Ben Pivar (The Mummy’s Hand, The Mummy’s Tomb, The Mummy’s Ghost, The Mummy’s Curse, House of Horrors) and

directed by Jean Yarbrough (The Devil Bat, King of the Zombies, House of Horrors, Jack and the Beanstalk, Hillbillys in a Haunted House, The Over-the-Hill Gang). Kind of a spoiler but they never show the werewolf. I thought June Lockhart was great and Lloyd Corrigan and Eily Malyon were very likable also.

This low budget movie’s saving grace is that is is just an hour long, I’m giving it 2 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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