East of Piccadilly

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East of Piccadilly
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Directed by Harold Huth
Screenplay by J. Lee Thompson
Lesley Storm
Based onstory East of Piccadilly by Gordon Beckles
Produced by Walter C. Mycroft
Starring Judy Campbell
Sebastian Shaw
Niall MacGinnis
Cinematography Claude Friese-Greene
Music byMarr Mackie
Distributed by Associated British Picture Corporation
Producers Releasing Corporation (US)
Release date
  • 5 July 1941 (1941-07-05)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United Kingdom

East of Piccadilly released in the US as The Strangler is a 1941 British mystery film based on a story by Gordon Beckles. [1] [2] It was directed by Harold Huth and starring Judy Campbell, Sebastian Shaw, Niall MacGinnis, Henry Edwards, Martita Hunt, Charles Victor and Frederick Piper. [3] [4]



A series of murders in the West End of London baffle the officers of Scotland Yard and draw the interest of a crime reporter to the case.


Critical reception

While TV Guide called it an "outdated mystery yarn", [5] Moria wrote that "East of Piccadilly gets by on a certain snappiness. The dialogue often has a dry wit about it." [6]

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