The Crimes Of Stephen Hawke (1936)

Director
George King

Main cast
Tod Slaughter; Marjorie Taylor; D.J. Williams; Eric Portman; Graham Soutten

Genres
Horror, Mystery

Description
The film begins in a BBC studio with the 100th edition of "In Town Tonight". Flotsam and Jetsom open with a "topical number". Then there is an interview with a distinguished actor, which dissolves into a performance of one of his famous melodramas about a wicked moneylender etc.


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