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Director:
Writers:
John Colton (screenplay)
Robert Harris (story)
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Release Date:
13 May 1935 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Beware! Terror strikes in the night! See more »
Plot:
The juice of a rare Tibetan flower is the only thing that keeps Dr. Glendon from turning into a werewolf during a full moon. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
The werewolf is neither man nor wolf, but a Satanic creature with the worst qualities of both. See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Henry Hull ... Dr. Glendon

Warner Oland ... Dr. Yogami

Valerie Hobson ... Lisa Glendon
Lester Matthews ... Paul Ames
Lawrence Grant ... Sir Thomas Forsythe

Spring Byington ... Miss Ettie Coombes
Clark Williams ... Hugh Renwick
J.M. Kerrigan ... Hawkins
Charlotte Granville ... Lady Forsythe

Ethel Griffies ... Mrs. Whack
Zeffie Tilbury ... Mrs. Moncaster
Jeanne Bartlett ... Daisy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reginald Barlow ... Timothy, Falden Caretaker (uncredited)
Egon Brecher ... Priest (uncredited)
Wong Chung ... Coolie (uncredited)
J. Gunnis Davis ... Detective (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Detective Evans (uncredited)
Eole Galli ... The Prima Donna (uncredited)
Helena Grant ... Mother (uncredited)
Jeffrey Hassel ... Alf, Zoo Guard (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Noel Kennedy ... Boy (uncredited)
George Kirby ... Detective (uncredited)
Connie Leon ... Millie, Yogami's Housekeeper (uncredited)
Maude Leslie ... Mrs. Charteris (uncredited)
James May ... Barman (uncredited)
William Millman ... John Bull (uncredited)
Roseollo Navello ... Maid (uncredited)
Amber Norman ... Streetwalker (uncredited)
Joseph North ... Plimpton, Glendon Butler (uncredited)
Tempe Pigott ... Drunk Woman (uncredited)
Harry Stubbs ... Officer Jenkins (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Photographer (uncredited)
Louis Vincenot ... Head Coolie (uncredited)
Beal Wong ... Coolie (uncredited)

Directed by
Stuart Walker 
 
Writing credits
John Colton (screenplay)

Robert Harris (story)

Harvey Gates  uncredited (adaptation)
Robert Harris  adaptation (uncredited)
Edmund Pearson  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Stanley Bergerman .... executive producer
Robert Harris .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Karl Hajos 
 
Cinematography by
Charles J. Stumar  (photographed by) (as Charles Stumar)
 
Film Editing by
Russell F. Schoengarth  (as Russell Schoengarth)
Milton Carruth (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Dolor .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Armand Triller .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (uncredited)
Phil Karlson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robert Laszlo .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Frank Artman .... boom operator (uncredited)
Donald Cunliffe .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Gilbert Kurland .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Bob Richards .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special effects
David S. Horsley .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Stunts
George DeNormand .... stunt double: Henry Hull (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunt double: Henry Hull (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
E. Brown .... grip (uncredited)
A. Buckley .... grip (uncredited)
Maury Gertsman .... camera operator (uncredited)
Lester Kahn .... grip (uncredited)
John J. Martin .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Irving Smith .... set lighting foreman (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Maurice Pivar .... supervising editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gilbert Kurland .... music supervisor
Karl Hajos .... conductor (uncredited)
Abe Meyer .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter
Carl Laemmle .... president: Universal Pictures
Archie Hall .... technical director (uncredited)
Aben Kandel .... screenplay construction contributor (uncredited)
Billy Moritz .... production secretary (uncredited)
James Mulhauser .... screenplay construction contributor (uncredited)
Selma Platt .... production secretary (uncredited)
Jean Raymond .... script clerk (uncredited)
Mary West .... child welfare worker (uncredited)
Muriel Yoemans .... secretary to director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
75 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-11 (2004) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1936) (passed with cuts) | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | USA:Approved (PCA #714)

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Trivia:
Shooting lasted from Jan. 18-Feb. 23, 1935, released June 3.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Dr. Yogami:The werewolf is neither man nor wolf, but a Satanic creature with the worst qualities of both.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Werewolves (1996) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tales from the Vienna Woods, op.325See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The werewolf is neither man nor wolf, but a Satanic creature with the worst qualities of both., 20 October 2009
Author: The-Spike from United Kingdom

Dr. Wilfred Glendon (Henry Hull) is in Tibet searching for the rare mariphasa plant that apparently only blooms under moonlight. Upon finding the plant his joy is obvious but it's quickly short lived as he is attacked by a half-man half-wolf type creature. He manages to fight off the creature but it does draw blood before retreating off into the mountains. Back in London, Glendon works tirelessly to get the plant to bloom under artificial light, neglecting his wife Lisa (Valerie Hobson) in the process. But that's not the only worry he has to contend with, with the arrival of the mysterious Dr. Yogami (Warner Oland) comes news of lycanthrophobia and the true value of the mariphasa plant…….

The names Universal Studios and Werewolves go hand in hand {or paw in paw if you like}. Automatically images of a pained Lon Chaney Jr howling at the moon come quickly into the conscious, yet quite some years earlier Universal had already ventured into the realms of lycanthropy. Firstly they had offered up The Werewolf, a silent short film in 1913 that sadly is thought to have long been lost in a fire in 1924, and then in 1935 they released Werewolf Of London. The first mainstream werewolf picture and first to feature anthropomorphic werewolves. It can't be understated just how important Werewolf Of London is in the pantheon of Universal classic horror. It also helps that it is also happens to be a rather fine picture in its own right. Interestingly blending the werewolf legend with science fiction elements, its script is intelligent, the scenic sets impressive and director Stuart Walker keeps it taut and suspenseful.

In spite of what you may have read on some internet sites, the cast deliver the goods, particularly Henry Hull who it should be remembered is playing a vastly different type of werewolf to the one Chaney would play six years later. This is after all a wolf-man who pops on his hat and cloak and strides out into the dimly lit night. Hull also comes up trumps with the emotional aspects of Glendon. Observe the expressive acting as Glendon's cat turns against him, the hurt and then the horrific realisation of what awaits him is vividly portrayed during one heartfelt scene. Another sees Glendon proclaim "Singularly single, madame. More single than I ever realised that it was possible for a human being to be," this is fine stuff delivered with style and emotion by the well spoken Hull. The support is very tidy from Hobson, Oland, Lester Matthews and Lawrence Grant, but they are unsurped by the comic relief that comes in the form of Ethel Griffies & Zeffie Tilbury as batty bints, Whack & Moncaster. A right couple of old dears who stick their noses in where they shouldn't and enjoy knocking each other out! I kid you not. Yet perhaps surprisingly this humour sits easily within the structure of the story. Another testament to the good work done by all involved. While rounding out the treats is the make up work from pioneer supreme, Jack P Pierce {AKA Janus Piccoulas}.

This is not one for the boo jump scare brigade, or even for those after a bit of old fashioned blood letting. This is tight story telling with a good production and acting to match. Twas a pleasant surprise indeed. 8/10

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