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Werewolf of London (1935)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 13 May 1935 (USA)
The juice of a rare Tibetan flower is the only thing that keeps Dr. Glendon from turning into a werewolf during a full moon.

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While on a botanical expedition in Tibet Dr. Wilfred Glendon is attacked in the dark by a strange animal. Returning to London, he finds himself turning nightly into a werewolf and terrorizing the city, with the only hope for curing his affliction a rare Asian flower. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Hideous Half Man, Half Beast Who Terrorized Millions! See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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$195,393 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film made up much of its werewolf mythology out of whole cloth. The idea that being bitten by a werewolf makes you a werewolf, and that a werewolf changes under the full moon, and that werewolves were wolf/man hybrids, were completely made up. In folklore, one becomes a werewolf deliberately by practicing witchcraft, and can change into a wolf at any time desired. However, this film's mythology, and that of others before it, heavily influenced pop culture views of werewolves, to the point that these are now regarded as "official" mythology. See more »

Goofs

The arrangement of Mrs Moncaster's tumblers on the bar when she declares she's only had one drink changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Glendon: [to Wilfred] It's Lisa. Don't you know me. Lisa.
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Soundtracks

Tales from the Vienna Woods, op.325
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Written by Johann Strauss
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Werewolves of London again
21 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WEREWOLF OF LONDON is a gem. I became familiar with the old Universal classics watching them on an old GE black and white when they were broadcast on "Lights Out" in El Paso, Texas thirty-odd years back. And this was one of the few that I found seriously frightening as a boy.

The initial transformation scene in this film is done as well as any special effect was in those days. First, the viewer becomes aware of its approach through the reaction of a housecat to the afflicted Doctor as he reaches out to stroke his pet. He crosses over into another room, the camera pans back, and the transformation occurs as he passes behind a number of columns. It's damn eerie. And I believe it holds up after all this time, but it doesn't matter to me if I'm alone with this sentiment.

Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington end up carrying the weight that Henry Hull couldn't as a central player, plus there are a couple of marvelous character actors playing some very funny dipsomaniac landladies. It all balances out. You gotta see this one.


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