Edgar Wallace Mysteries - Volume 5 DVD


The thrillers of Edgar Wallace one of the twentieth century’s most successful crime novelists have been widely adapted for film and television – the most memorable of which being the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960s. A noir-esque series it updates some of the author’s stories to more contemporary settings blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Unseen for decades these dramas have been freshly transferred from the original film elements specifically for this release.

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22 October 2012
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EDGAR WALLACE MYSTERIES Volume 5 features top-notch performances from Alfred Burke, Barbara Shelley, Paul Daneman, Anton Diffring and Dawn Addams.

Fifth collection of feature-length TV dramas based on the novels of the British crime writer, Edgar Wallace. Though most famous today for contributing to the screenplay of 'King Kong' (1933), Wallace was an extremely popular writer of mystery fiction during the early 20th century. A number of his stories were adapted for TV at Merton Park Studios in the early 1960s and often featured strong casts, with the actors to appear in this volume including Patrick Magee, Alan MacNaughton, Katherine Blake, Nigel Stock and John Thaw. The episodes are: 'Ricochet', 'The Double', 'The Rivals', 'To Have and to Hold', 'The Partner', 'Accidental Death' and 'Five to One'.