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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)

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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This film tittle and star was Used as a reference in a episode of TVs Whitechapel season 3 ep 5See more »
Quotes:
Miss Smithson, the New Maid:Honest, Sir James... they're dead people from the grave! Vampires is what they are!
Sir.James Hamlin:Professor Burke is to be our house-guest, Williams. Have rooms prepared for him.
Professor Edward C. Burke:It's unnerving, Mr. Hibbs! The new maid swears to your Uncle that she saw living dead people in the Balfour house!
Sir.James Hamlin:Burke, I've called you in again because I believe these strange people leasing Balfour's house link up with his death.
Professor Edward C. Burke:We found his note... and his own pistol beside him! That's suicide, isn't it?
Sir.James Hamlin:Then what can it all mean? Mysterious people! Lights! Weird noises! And come... see this!
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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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9 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
From Beyond the Unknown, 20 October 2007
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

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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