10 user 5 critic

Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938)

Not Rated | | Crime, Thriller | 23 January 1951 (USA)
Sexton Blake and Tinker foil criminal plot connected with the Tongs, and master-minded by "famous stamp collector" and millionaire.


George King


Pierre Quiroule (story "The Mystery of Caversham Square"), A.R. Rawlinson




Complete credited cast:
George Curzon George Curzon ... Sexton Blake
Tod Slaughter Tod Slaughter ... Michael Larron
Greta Gynt ... Madamoiselle Julie
Tony Sympson Tony Sympson ... Tinker
Charles Oliver ... Max Fleming
Marie Wright Marie Wright ... Mrs. Bardell
David Farrar ... Granite Grant
Norman Pierce Norman Pierce ... Inspector Bramley
H.B. Hallam H.B. Hallam ... Monsieur Bertrand
Billy Watts Billy Watts ... Paul Duvall
Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A ranger joins the outlaw gang whose boss he believes is a murderer.

Director: Phil Rosen
Stars: Ken Maynard, Tarzan, Virginia Brown Faire
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A madman kills a man who has just inherited a large estate, then impersonates his victim to gain entrance to the estate so he can murder his enemies.

Director: George King
Stars: Tod Slaughter, Sylvia Marriott, Hilary Eaves
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Nicholas Lawrence, a young stockbroker, embezzles a million dollars worth of cash and stock, planning to flee to Shanghai. En route, he meets Cynthia Strong, who is fleeing Los Angeles ... See full summary »

Director: Gene Raymond
Stars: Gene Raymond, Osa Massen, Francis Lederer
Certificate: Passed Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Suave, lip-reading DA Thatcher Colt plans to get away from the big city for a while. So he and his secretary, Miss Kelly hop on a train for an Upstate NY town called Gilead. They expect a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Donald Cook, Greta Nissen
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Reared by a childless ape, the orphaned heir of the Greystokes becomes one of the apes. Then, Dr Porter organises a rescue expedition, and his beautiful daughter, Jane, catches his attention. Has Tarzan of the Apes found the perfect mate?

Director: Scott Sidney
Stars: Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, True Boardman
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Chan discovers a conspiracy when a low paying gold mine seemingly starts to become profitable, and attempts are made on the owner's life.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Roland Winters, Wanda McKay, Mantan Moreland
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Occupants of a London boarding house become suspects as a string of murders are discovered.

Director: D. Ross Lederman
Stars: Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanagh, Heather Angel
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

On a spooky island, three stranded travelers find an evil doctor working with foreign spies and in control of zombies.

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Helen Wood
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Famous detective and his trusty side-kick Tinker are called in by the War Office to find some important papers that were stolen from a man killed during an air raid.

Director: John Harlow
Stars: David Farrar, Manning Whiley, Dennis Arundell
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A crazed killer known as "The Spinebreaker" is terrorizing London with a series of grisly murders. The police seem powerless to stop him.

Director: George King
Stars: Tod Slaughter, Marjorie Taylor, D.J. Williams
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in France in 1880. A series of murders is attributed to a Wolf Man.

Director: George King
Stars: Tod Slaughter, John Warwick, Aubrey Mallalieu


Sexton Blake and Tinker foil criminal plot connected with the Tongs, and master-minded by "famous stamp collector" and millionaire.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Thriller


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


David Farrar (Granite Grant) would later portray Sexton Blake in Meet Sexton Blake! (1945) and The Echo Murders (1945). See more »


Follows Sexton Blake and the Bearded Doctor (1935) See more »


Rambler Roses
Music by Jack Beaver and Bretton Byrd
See more »

User Reviews

Great Slaughter film with a twist of suspense and humor!
5 April 2004 | by niels-4See all my reviews

Tod Slaughter makes this film great fun to watch. If you ever want to see a Slaughter film out of curiousity of whom this forgotten horror actor is, well...this is one to see. SEXTON BLAKE AND THE HODDED TERROR is made on a low budget, but pulls off with both class and suspense. The actors takes their assignment serious and a variety of scenes makes it fast paced and exciting. The leading lady is Greta Gynt who also played against Bela Lugosi in DARK EYES OF LONDON. This time she is menaced by Slaughter and entrapped in his house of horrors where there is plenty to enjoy for horror fans. Perhaps the film uses too much time to establish the story, but once it gets going there are plenty to enjoy. Some people compare simularities between Bela Lugosi and Tod Slaughter. If there are any, it must be in their enthusiasm and "over the top" performance in low budget horror films. But in many ways that saves the show. Have fun with this "gem" from British cinema and lets hope it will be available restored on dvd asap.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

23 January 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hooded Terror See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed