She-Wolf of London

1946

London is shaken by a series of grisly murders. Suspicion falls on an attractive young woman who is rumored to have werewolves in her family tree.

Cast:
Don Porter .... Barry Lanfield
June Lockhart .... Phyllis Allenby
Sara Haden .... Martha Winthrop
Jan Wiley .... Carol Winthrop
Lloyd Corrigan .... Det. Latham
Dennis Hoey .... Inspector Pierce
Martin Kosleck .... Dwight Severn
Eily Malyon .... Hannah, the housekeeper
Frederick Worlock .... Park Patrol Constable-in-Charge Ernie Hobbs

 

June Lockhart

Born in New York City, the daughter of actors Gene and Kathleen Lockhart. June made her professional debut at age eight in a Metropolitan Opera production of "Peter Ibbetson", playing Mimsey in the dream sequence. In the mid-1930s, the Lockharts relocated to California, where father Gene enjoyed a long career as one of the screen's great character actors. June made her screen debut in MGM's 1938 version of "A Christmas Carol", playing-appropriately enough the daughter of stars Gene and Kathleen Lockhart. June appeared in a dozen or more movies before 1947, when she made her Broadway bow playing the ingenue in the comedy "For Love or Money" with John Loder. She got a standing ovation on opening night; one critic compared her debut to the first big hits of Helen Hayes and Margaret Sullavan. The overnight toast of Broadway, she went on to win a Tony, the Donaldson Award, the Theatre World Award and the Associated Press citation for Woman of the Year for Drama for her work in that play. On TV, she has co-starred in popular series like "Lassie" and "Lost in Space." On the personal side, in the 1950s, she was a panelist, along with White House correspondents, on the TV quiz show Who Said That?. Ever since then, she has had an open invitation to attend White House press briefings, which she considers fun. June hosted the 1966 "Miss Universe" pageant at the Jackie Gleason Studio in North Miami Beach. Despite her wholesome mom image, June was actually quite a free spirit. She was fired from her "Miss U.S.A Pageant" co-hosting job because the association found out she was co-habitating with a much younger man. Fascinated with space studies, the "Lost in Space" (1965) co-star spends a lot of time down at NASA making appearances at dinners and conventions with astronauts and their wives. She serves as Ambassador of the California State Parks system. She is the mother of actresses Anne Lockhart and Junie Lockhart (who appeared on "Petticoat Junction" (1963) and the mother-in-law of Adam C. Taylor.

Jan Wiley

Jan Wiley Greene was born Harriet Brandon on 23 February 1916 in Marion, Indiana. Her first movie role was the part of a showgirl in the musical/revue NEW FACES OF 1937. She appeared in three of the better serials that Hollywood produced;DICK TRACY VS. CRIME INC (Republic, 1941) THE MASTER KEY and SECRET AGENT X-9 which cliffhanger scholar William C. Cline once called it "one of the best serials to survive the onrushing demise of the genre at Universal". Wiley appeared in several B-westerns over the next couple of years, mainly with the Range Busters (Ray Corrigan, John King, and Max Terhune) over at Monogram Pictures. Horror fans will recognized Jan for the three Universal entries that she did; The STRANGE CASE OF DR. RX(1942), She-Wolf of London in 1946 and her last movie was the Universal horror film THE BRUTE MAN, in which she played the female lead. Jan died on 27 May 1993 Rancho Palos Verdes, California of cancer.

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