Grip of the Strangler

Grip of the Strangler (1958)


  • Genre: Horror, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1958-05-11
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 35 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 18min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Amalgamated Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Robert Day
star 5.9/10
From 35 Ratings


A researcher investigating a notorious serial killer who was hanged 20 years earlier seemingly becomes possessed by the long dead strangler.

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  • Boris Karloff

    as James Rankin
  • Jean Kent

    as Cora Seth
  • Elizabeth Allan

    as Barbara Rankin
  • Anthony Dawson

    as Supt. Burk
  • Vera Day

    as Pearl
  • Tim Turner

    as Dr. Kenneth McColl
  • Diane Aubrey

    as Lily Rankin
  • Max Brimmell

    as Newgate Prison Turnkey
  • Leslie Perrins

    as Newgate Prison Governor
  • Jessica Cairns

    as Asylum Maid
  • Dorothy Gordon

    as Hannah
  • Desmond Roberts

    as Dr. Johnson
  • Roy Russell

    as Medical Superintendent
  • Derek Birch

    as Guyse Hospital Superintendent
  • Peggy Ann Clifford

    as Kate
  • John Fabian

    as Young Blood
  • Joan Elvin

    as Can-Can Girl
  • Audrey Sykes

    as Laughing Lady at Hanging
  • Marie Devereux

    as Minor Role
Directing Robert Day Director
Production John Croydon Producer
Production Richard Gordon Producer
Writing John Croydon Writer
Writing Jan Read Writer
Editing Peter Mayhew Editor
Sound Buxton Orr Original Music Composer
Camera Lionel Banes Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Barnard Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Jim Hydes Makeup Artist
Production Ronald Kinnoch Production Manager
Directing Douglas Hickox Assistant Director
Art John Elphick Set Designer
Sound H.C. Pearson Sound
Production Richard Gordon Executive Producer
Crew Les Bowie Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Anna Duse Costume Supervisor
Camera Leo Rogers Camera Operator
Sound Terry Poulton Sound Editor
Directing Hazel Swift Script Supervisor
Sound Frederick Lewis Conductor