Werewolf Of London (1935)
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Dr. Wilfred Glendon returns to London with a rare flower he sought and discovered in Tibet. He also returns with the bite of a werewolf, which causes him to change into one himself during a full moon. Only the juice from his new flower can provide a temporary antidote. But the disease puts a strain on his relationship with his wife; worse, she's still in love with her old beau. Meanwhile, the flower has attracted the attention of the mysterious Dr. yogami from Tibet.
Beware the Stalking Being
Title: Werewolf Of London
Release Date: May 13, 1935
Runtime: 75 mins
All Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English, Cantonese, Latin
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.4
Buried.com Rating: 7.4 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W
MPAA Rating: Approved
Henry Hull ...Dr. Glendon
Warner Oland ...Dr. yogami
Valerie Hobson ...Lisa Glendon
Lester Matthews ...Paul Ames
Lawrence Grant ...Sir Thomas Forsythe
Spring Byington ...Miss Ettie Coombes
Clark Williams ...Hugh Renwick
J.M. Kerrigan ...Hawkins
Charlotte Granville ...Lady Forsythe
Ethel Griffies ...Mrs. Whack
Zeffie Tilbury ...Mrs. Moncaster
Jeanne Bartlett ...Daisy
Reginald Barlow ...Timothy, Falden Caretaker
Egon Brecher ...Priest
Wong Chung ...Coolie
J. Gunnis Davis ...Detective
Herbert Evans ...Detective Evans
Eole Galli ...The Prima Donna
Helena Grant ...Mother
Jeffrey Hassel ...Alf, Zoo Guard
Boyd Irwin ...Hotel Manager
Noel Kennedy ...Boy
George Kirby ...Detective
Connie Leon ...Millie, yogami's Housekeeper
Maude Leslie ...Mrs. Charteris
James May ...Barman
William Millman ...John Bull
Roseollo Navello ...Maid
Amber Norman ...Streetwalker
Joseph North ...Plimpton, Glendon Butler
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Contains music from:
The Invisible Man (1933) composed by Heinz Roemheld
The Black Cat (1934) composed by Heinz Roemheld
"SCENES THAT ARE BRIGHTEST from Opera MARITANA"
"Tales from the Vienna Woods, op.325"
More Movie Taglines:
- Beware the Stalking Being
- Hideous Half Man, Half Beast Who Terrorized Millions!
- Dr. Yogami: The werewolf is neither man nor wolf, but a Satanic creature with the worst qualities of both.
Dr. Wilfred Glendon: Thanks for the bullet.
Mrs. Moncaster: Are you a single gentleman, sir? Dr. Wilfred Glendon: Singularly single, madame. More single than I ever realized that it was possible for a human being to be.
- The copyright record synopsis has a scene where a boy is almost eaten by a plant in the botanical gardens sequence, and he is saved by Wilfred. It was not included in the final print.
Pre-release publicity material lists Reginald Barlow cast as "Dr. Phillips", scripted as a specialist whom "Dr. Glendon" privately consults after being afflicted with "lycanthrophobia"; this detail, however, was bypassed in the finished production (if indeed it was ever filmed at all), most likely because it would be totally against the established "solitary" character of "Glendon" to do so. At any rate, Barlow was "re-assigned" the uncredited role of the caretaker Timothy.
The well-known "Wolf Man" makeup used on Lon Chaney Jr. was actually created by Universal Pictures makeup designer Jack P. Pierce for Henry Hull in this film. After makeup tests, Hull declined to wear the makeup, citing his dislike of the time-consuming makeup application. A less hairy version was then devised by Pierce, and it is this version that is seen in the film. A still photograph of the original test makeup survives, however, and has been published.
The "original theatrical trailer" provided as a bonus feature on the DVD is actually the re-edited 1935 trailer, with only Henry Hull and Valerie Hobson identified by name, and a Realart re-release title card prepared for the 1951 re-issue. Scenes with Warner Oland are prominently featured but his name never appears, a typical attempt to disguise the age of the film, since Oland had been dead for many years by the time it was re-released.
The supposed "Tibetan" spoken in the movie is actually the Cantonese dialect of Chinese. The actor is otherwise just muttering gibberish.
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Rating: 7.4 out of 10.0 - 74 votes cast total