Vernon Sewell

  • Vernon Sewell – Soho Incident AKA Spin a Dark Web (1956)

    1951-1960CrimeFilm NoirUSAVernon Sewell

    A Canadian living in London is trying to succeed as a prizefighter, without much luck. He meets the sister of a local mob leader, and she soon draws him into the gang’s activities. When he finds himself being drawn into a murder plot, he finally realizes that his lover is only using him, and determines to escape the gang – but things don’t turn out the way he planned.Read More »

  • Vernon Sewell – Curse of the Crimson Altar AKA The Crimson Cult (1968)

    1961-1970HorrorUnited KingdomVernon Sewell

    When his brother disappears, Robert Manning (Mark Eden) pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host Squire Morley (Christopher Lee, The Oblong Box) is welcoming, Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia (Barbara Steele, Black Sunday), the Black Witch of Greymarsh, hanging over everything. Will the village`s renowned expert on witchcraft, Professor John Marsh (Boris Karloff, Black Sabbath), be able to shed light on the wicked going-ons at The Craxted Lodge? Vernon Sewell (Ghost Ship) directs this nightmarish horror classic based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Dream in the Witch House.Read More »

  • Vernon Sewell – Radio Cab Murder (1954)

    1951-1960CrimeDramaUnited KingdomVernon Sewell

    Synopsis by Britmovie:
    This low-budget suspenseful British crime story stars Jimmy Hanley fresh from his success in The Blue Lamp (1950) and is competently directed by Vernon Sewell.

    Fred, a safecracking ex-con, decides to go straight after a spell behind bars and turns to cab driving in London. After an anonymous poison-pen letter arrives at the radio cab office identifying Fred is a jailbird, the police deduce it was sent by a criminal gang hoping to recruit the cabbie for his unique skills. The police persuade Fred’s boss to feign firing him – and sure enough, the unemployed cabbie is allowed to infiltrate a gang preparing to pull off a bank robbery. After successfully pulling off the raid, the gang, discover Fred’s deception and attempt to murder him by locking him in a deep-freeze.Read More »

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