Rent The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Vol.1 (1961)

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6h 29min
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Synopsis:
The thrillers of Edgar Wallace, one of the twentieth century's most successful crime novelists, have been widely adapted for film and television the most memorable of which is the 'Edgar Wallace Mysteries', made at Merton Park Studios in the first half of the 1960's. A noir-esque series, it updates some of the author's stories to more contemporary settings, blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. This first volume includes top-notch performances from Bernard Lee, Harry H. Corbett, Hazel Court, Paul Eddington and Conrad Phillips, and features scripts by Philip Mackie and Robert Banks Stewart.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Jack Greenwood
Writers:
Philip Mackie, James Eastwood, Robert Stewart, Edgar Wallace
Studio:
Network
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/07/2012
Run Time:
389 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Urge to Kill - a non-Wallace story that was included in syndication packages as an 'Edgar Wallace Mystery'
  • October Moth - one of seven thrillers made by Independent Artists Ltd. in the same period as the Merton Park films - two of which were from Wallace stories
  • Image Gallery (Disc 3)
  • PDF Material (Disc 3)
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Clue of the Twisted Candle
2. Marriage of Convenience
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
3. The Man Who Was Nobody
4. Partner in Crime
5. Clue of the New Pin
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episode:
6. The Fourth Square
- Special Features

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Suave and Rough - The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Vol.1 review by CH

Spoiler Alert
18/12/2019

With three 50-minute films per disc - nine per series -, these swiftly told stories are naturally variable, but show variety, and are never less than interesting. To single out one, Urge to Kill, this displays a small-town boarding house redolent of Cornell Woolrich. The murderer is apparent from the start; that is no destraction, for everything turns upon the amount of killings before the inevitable end. Eyebrows might now be raised at the performance of one suspect but this is an affecting one (say no more). A great interest of these series is to spot actors early in their careers (or at the end of them): ever suave, Paul Eddington not only pops up as a villain in one of these films but indulges in violence of the chair-on-head variety; as one might put it: the bad life.

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