rosemary la planche

The Strangler of the Swamp (1946) is one of the more highly regarded of the “poverty row” horror films of the 1940’s.  Directed by Frank Wisbar, I found it dull, but reasonably well shot given the tiny budget and limited shooting schedule.  It also starred the beautiful former Miss America Rosemary LaPlanche and the fantastic Charles Middleton of Ming the Merciless fame.  If you’re looking for something different over Halloween give it a shot, and see what you think.


Re-watched The Strangler of the Swamp (1946) last night.  This poverty row horror film from PRC has somewhat of a cult following.  I’d only seen it once, so I thought I’d give it another try.  There are some good things about it.  The strangler character is well done with Charles Middleton doing the chores.  Rosemary La Planche looks great.  Director Frank Wisbar does well with limited sets and budgets (more fog!).  I just can’t really say it was “entertaining”.  I’ll give it another go sometime.  Maybe I’m missing something.