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Director:
Writers:
Tod Browning (story)
Waldemar Young (scenario)
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Release Date:
17 December 1927 (USA) See more »
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LON CHANEY in a great Scotland Yard Mystery See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (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)
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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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Runtime:
69 min (22 fps)
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It is believed that this film existed until 1967. Inventory records indicated that the only remaining print was being stored in MGM's vault #7 which was destroyed by fire in 1967. By that time, all other elements had been destroyed or were missing.See more »
Quotes:
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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Referenced in The Aviator (2004)See more »

FAQ

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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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
From Beyond the Unknown, 20 October 2007
Author: wes-connors from Earth

As of October 20, 2007, "London After Midnight" is a lost film - there is no known surviving footage. Hopefully, a print or portion will be discovered. Until then, TCM's 2002 reconstruction, by Rick Schmidlin, will have to suffice - it was created by referencing the original script and utilizing movie photograph stills. Robert Israel provided a representative musical score. Cheers to all involved!

Before viewing the restoration by Mr. Schmidlin, consider watching the other Tod Browning (director), Lon Cheney (actor), and Merritt B. Gerstad (cameraman) collaboration "The Unknown" (1927); it may provide the best indication of how "London After Midnight" might have looked on the motion picture screen. Then, see Browning's re-make "Mark of the Vampire" (1935); its script closely follows "London After Midnight", and it will help explain some story elements limited by the movie stills available.

I'm speculating the performances of Lon Chaney (as Prof. Edward Burke) and Henry B. Walthall (as Sir James Hamlin) were noteworthy, but the story disappointing. Conrad Nagel (as Arthur Hibbs) must have been very impressive; he would shortly co-star with none other than Greta Garbo, in 1928 and 1929 films. And, certainly, Marceline Day was lovely (as Lucille Balfour).

******* London After Midnight (12/3/27) Tod Browning ~ Lon Chaney, Henry B. Walthall, Conrad Nagel

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