Sexton Blake And The Hooded Terror

  • 1938
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Mystery

Created by Harry Blyth (who wrote under the name of Hal Meredith), British detective Sexton Blake first appeared in boys' weekly papers like The Half Penny Marvel and The Union Jack in the 1890s. A kind of poor man's Sherlock Holmes, Blake has been the most prolific of all the literary sleuths, with some 4,000 stories having been written about him by nearly...read more

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

Rating:

Created by Harry Blyth (who wrote under the name of Hal Meredith), British detective Sexton Blake first appeared in boys' weekly papers like The Half Penny Marvel and The Union Jack in the 1890s. A kind of poor man's Sherlock Holmes, Blake has been the most prolific of all the literary

sleuths, with some 4,000 stories having been written about him by nearly 200 authors. Several silent films chronicled his investigations, and George Curzon starred as him in three films in the 1930s: SEXTON BLAKE AND THE BEARDED DOCTOR (1935), SEXTON BLAKE AND THE MADEMOISELLE (1935), and in this

film, the best of the three. He is hot on the trail of an international gang of crooks known as the Hooded Terror, led by a notorious person known only as "the Snake." Blake's sleuthing leads him to the doorstep of millionaire Michael Larron (Slaughter), who turns out to be the slithering villain.

However, Blake must divert his energies to save the lovely Mademoiselle Julie (Gynt) from a premature death. In a bit role is David Farrar, who resurrected the Sexton Blake character in the unrelated and less successful MEET SEXTON BLAKE and THE ECHO MURDERS (both 1944).

Cast & Details See all »

  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Created by Harry Blyth (who wrote under the name of Hal Meredith), British detective Sexton Blake first appeared in boys' weekly papers like The Half Penny Marvel and The Union Jack in the 1890s. A kind of poor man's Sherlock Holmes, Blake has been the mos… (more)

Show More »

Trending TonightSee all »