Good old amnesia gets a none too convincing outing as Loder, star of a play called The Brighton Strangler in London's West End, gets hit on the head when the theatre is bombed in an airraid on closing night, and revives - presumed killed - under the impression that he is the character he played for 300 performances. Ingenious plotting gets him to Brighton in circumstances similar enough to the play to keep him on the rails; and the script is ruthless enough to have him bring off a couple of garrottings before reality catches up with him. Nosseck keeps things moving along smoothly enough, despite an irritating penchant for little 'mood' montages (generally when Loder's mind stutters between fiction and reality); but the credibility quotient, already low, is not improved by studio sets and backdrops which make what is supposedly happening in real life look very much like theatrical artifice.
The Brighton Strangler
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Arnold Phillips, Max Nosseck|
Michael St Angel