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Edgar Wallace Mysteries: The Sinister Man (Merton Park 1961, John Bentley, Patrick Allen)

Edgar Wallace The Sinister Man

In The Sinister Man Superintendent Wills investigates the murder of a man found floating in a local canal, it appears the victim was a archeology professor working on the deciphering of some very rare tablets which if they fall into the wrong hands could cause major problems for one asian country.

Definitely one of the great Edgar Wallace entries with a fab cast that includes a pre-Steptoe Wilfred Brambell, Patrick Allen, William Gaunt and Burt Kwouk. John Bentley who took the lead as Superintendent Willis was a popular actor in the late fifties and early sixties but is all but forgotten these days.

Series: Edgar Wallace Mysteries Story Number 13

cast
JOHN BENTLEY as Superintendent Wills
PATRICK ALLEN as Dr Nelson Pollard
JACQUELINE ELLIS as Elsa Marlowe
JOHN GLYN-JONES as Dr Maurice tarn
BRIAN McDERMOTT as Det Sgt Stillman
GERALD ANDERSON as Major Paul Amery
WILFRED BRAMBELL as Lock Keeper
EDWARD ATIENZA as Clerk
ERIC YOUNG as Johnny Choto
ROBERT LEE as Mr Nam Lee
YVONNE BUCKINGHAM as Miss Russell
WILLIAM GAUNT as Mitch Hallam
MICHAEL DEACON as Angus
ARNOLD LEE as Soyoki
JOHN HORSLEY as Pathologist
LESLEY NUNNERLY as Vera Martin
MALCOLM RUSSELL as Joe Martin
YVONNE SHIMA as Tamaya
KEITH FAULKNER as Lock Keepers Assistant
MYO TOON as 1st Chinese Man
SANO WONG as 2nd Chinese Man
BURT KWOUK as Captain Feng
JANE MURDOCK as Honeymoon Wife
TIM PARKES as Honeymoon Husband
HOWARD PAYS as Police Sgt
PETER HAGER as Warden
DONALD McKILLOP as Reporter
BOB RUSSELL as Uniformed Sgt
STEVE REAGAN as Police Constable
PING PONG SAN as Instructor In Gym

crew details
Writer: Robert Stewart
Title Music: Michael Carr
Producer: Jack Greenwood
Director: Clive Donner

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: Merton Park
Duration: 56 Minutes
Aired From: 1961





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