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Tod Browning (story)
Waldemar Young (scenario)
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17 December 1927 (USA) See more »
LON CHANEY in a great Scotland Yard Mystery See more »
The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lon Chaney ... Professor Edward C. Burke

Marceline Day ... Lucille Balfour
Henry B. Walthall ... Sir.James Hamlin
Percy Williams ... Williams, Balfour's Butler

Conrad Nagel ... Arthur Hibbs
Polly Moran ... Miss Smithson, the New Maid
Edna Tichenor ... Luna, Bat Girl
Claude King ... Roger Balfour
Andy MacLennan ... Bat Girl's Assistant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allan Cavan ... Real Estate Broker (uncredited)
Jules Cowles ... Gallagher (uncredited)

Directed by
Tod Browning 
Writing credits
Tod Browning (story "The Hypnotist")

Waldemar Young (scenario)

Joseph Farnham (titles)

Produced by
Tod Browning .... producer
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Merritt B. Gerstad  (as Merrott B. Gerstad)
Film Editing by
Harry Reynolds 
Errol Taggart (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Cedric Gibbons (settings)
A. Arnold Gillespie (settings) (as Arnold Gillespie)
Makeup Department
Lon Chaney .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Sharrock .... assistant director (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Wallace Chewning .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucia Coulter .... wardrober
Music Department
Jack Feinberg .... set musician (uncredited)
Sam Feinberg .... set musician (uncredited)
Other crew
Ernst Luz .... cue sheet compiler
Crew believed to be complete

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69 min (22 fps)
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This film tittle and star was Used as a reference in a episode of TVs Whitechapel season 3 ep 5See more »
Professor Edward C. Burke:Lucille, I am going to reveal to you that your father did not die by suicide!
Lucille Balfour:You can't mean that someone killed my father!
Professor Edward C. Burke:am going to ask you to put yourself in my hands... to do whatever I say... no matter how trying it may be.
Professor Edward C. Burke:I want you to promise to keep this a secret... from everyone.
Lucille Balfour:Mr. Burke, you make me feel that I should trust you... that you are my friend.
Arthur Hibbs:What was he saying to you?
Lucille Balfour:I can't tell you! Please don't ask me!
Arthur Hibbs:I don't trust him! Why wouldn't he let Uncle send for the police last night?
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Has this movie been found? I've seen ads for it on TCM and it's part of "The Lon Chaney Collection" DVD set!
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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
London After Midnight: Lon Chaney will live on!, 26 January 2005
Author: phantomlon from United States

London After Midnight...the very mention of this lost film brings to mind all of the other outstanding performances of the greatest ACTOR that ever lived, Lon Chaney. It has been suggested by some that Lon was only an O.K. actor, and that he let his makeups do most of his acting for him. Nothing could be further from the truth. The talent of this man is immeasurable. Yes, his makeups helped to bring his characters to life, but it didn't define them. His ACTING inspired pity in Quasimodo, the Phantom, and others.

I hope someday London After Midnight does show up so Lon's detractors can eat their words. If you are unable to look beyond the greasepaint, putty, false teeth, and wigs, and see a truly remarkable characterization, the fault is yours, not his. Having seen every one of his films that survive, (nearly twenty) I can tell you that some of his most unforgettable roles used little or no makeup at all! Try watching Tell It To The Marines or The Penalty and see what you think...

Lon Chaney shall NEVER die! He will live in the hearts of his fans forever.

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