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London After Midnight (1927)

Unrated | | Horror | 17 December 1927 (USA)
The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

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Henry B. Walthall ...
Percy Williams ...
Williams, Balfour's Butler
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Arthur Hibbs
Polly Moran ...
Miss Smithson, the New Maid
Edna Tichenor ...
Luna, Bat Girl
Claude King ...
Roger Balfour
Andy MacLennan ...
Bat Girl's Assistant
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When Roger Balfour is found shot dead in his London home, his death is declared a suicide by Inspector Burke of Scotland Yard, even though the executor of Balfour's estate, Sir James Hamlin, insists his friend never would have taken his own life. Five years later, the abandoned Balfour house comes to life again with the arrival of two sinister-looking tenants: a fiendish-looking man with pointed teeth, bulging eyes and a tall beaver hat, and a pale young woman in a long gown. The presence of the strangers prompts Sir James, who lives next door, to call in Inspector Burke again. Also living in the Hamlin household are the other people who were also present in Balfour's house the night he died: Sir James' nephew, Arthur Hibbs; the late Balfour's now-grown daughter, Lucille; and Williams, the butler. Burke expresses skepticism about Sir James' suspicions that the new neighbors might have been involved in Balfour's death, until strange things start happening: Balfour's body disappears ... Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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17 December 1927 (USA)  »

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$152,000 (estimated)
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A photo reconstruction of this film exist on the lon Chaney legacy collection box set See more »

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Luna, Bat Girl: Aw, stop kicking! We got more for doing this than we'd earn in a month at the theatre!
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Referenced in The Aviator (2004) See more »

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A Good Recreation
28 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I will say it is a shame the original film is burnt - but I can say I have seen the wonderful recreation of the movie. It is worth watching if you love silent films. OK so we only see still shots (photos) instead of the actors moving but the pictures work well because it is a silent film.

I have had people look at me as if I was crazy when I told them I saw "London After Midnight" -- but they must have never seen what I saw - this awesome version of the film. Maybe they don't know this exists.

If you enjoyed this silent film then I do recommend 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' both starring the incredible Lon Chaney, Sr.

9/10


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