Crimes at the Dark House

Crimes at the Dark House

Crimes at the Dark House (originally titled The Woman in White) is a (1940) British film directed by George King starring Tod Slaughter, Sylvia Marriott and Hilary Eaves. It is loosely based on the 1860 novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.


In this lurid melodrama Tod Slaughter plays a villain who murders the wealthy Sir Percival Glyde in the gold fields of Australia and assumes his identity in order to inherit his estate in England. On arriving in England he schemes to marry an heiress for her money and, with the connivance of the enigmatic Count Fosco, embarks on a killing spree of all who suspect him to be an imposter and get in the way of his plans to be the Lord of the Manor.


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    contentLocation England
    director George King
    editor Jack Harris
    genre crime drama
    keywords killing spree
    musicBy Jack Beaver
    producer George King
    theme melodrama