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The Dark Eyes Of London (1940)
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The Dark Eyes Of London (1940) In London, the Scotland yard Detective Inspector Larry Holt is assigned to investigate a serious of deaths apparently in accidents. However, a further inquiry shows that all the victims are men without family and insurance policy released by the insurance agent Dr. Feodor Orloff and the beneficiary is a home for blind administrated by Prof. John Dearborn. When Henry Stuart is found drowned, his daughter Diana comes to London and helps Holt and his American partner Lieutenant O'Reilly in their investigation.

Movie Tagline:
Based on "The Dark Eyes Of London" By Edgar Wallace [Poster under title of The Human Monster]

Also Known As:
The Human Monster

Title: Dark Eyes Of London, The
Release Date: March 09, 1940
Runtime: 76 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Drama
Languages: English
Country: UK
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Buried.com Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D

MPAA Rating: PG

Walter Summers

Bela Lugosi ...Dr. Feodor Orloff / Prof. John Dearborn
Hugh Williams ...Det. Insp. Larry Holt
Greta Gynt ...Diana Stuart
Edmon Ryan ...Lieutenant Patrick O'Reilly
Wilfred Walter ...Jake
Alexander Field ...Fred Grogan
O.B. Clarence ...Prof. John Dearborn (voice)
May Hallatt ...Policewoman Grady
Bryan Herbert ...Police Supt. Walsh
Arthur E. Owen ...Blind Lou
Charles Penrose ...Morrison, undercover detective
Gerald Pring ...Henry Stuart
Julie Suedo ...Orloff's Secretary

John Argyle

Edgar Wallace
John Argyle
Patrick Kirwan
Walter Summers
Jan Van Lusil

Guy Jones

More Movie Taglines:
  • Based on "The Dark Eyes Of London" By Edgar Wallace [Poster under title of The Human Monster]
Movie Quote(s):
  • Dr. Feodor Orloff: You have been very foolish, Lou. You are blind, and you cannot speak. But you can hear - and that will never do!
Movie Trivia:
  • The first film in Britain to receive the 'H' (for Horror) certificate.
  • Orloff's quote "And the greatest of these is Charity..." is from 1st Corinthians 13:13.
  • Holt's statement "As the walrus said to the carpenter, the time has come..." is a reference to the poem, The Walrus and the Carpenter, from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.
  • The Stainsbury machine is a Braille shorthand machine. Henry Stainsby, superintendent of Birmingham Institution of the Blind in England and Alfred Wayne developed several of these devices, commencing in 1899. The one seen on the film is similar to the 'Improved Stainsby Braille Writer' of 1933.
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