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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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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
 
Visual Effects by
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:
While it has been well documented that Henry Hull objected to Jack P. Pierce's original makeup design for the werewolf, producers were also concerned that Pierce's makeup effects would push the boundaries of censorship in the United States. Producers asked Pierce to tone down the zoomorphic qualities of the werewolf transformation scenes and asked him to make the werewolf appear more human in nature in order to gain approval of the censorship board. Pierce's first design for the creature would later be put to effect in The Wolf Man (1941).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:
Mrs. Moncaster:Are you a single gentleman, sir?
Dr. Wilfred Glendon:Singularly single, madame. More single than I ever realized that it was possible for a human being to be.
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Soundtrack:
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Underrated Horror Classic, 31 October 2001
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"Werewolf of London" almost never gets mentioned when one talks of the classic Universal horror flicks of the 30s and 40s. Yet it is as good or better than most of them.

The story involves a biologist (Henry Hull) who is in Tibet searching for a rare flower. While there he is attacked by a werewolf and unknowingly becomes infected himself. The rare flower it turns out, has the power to suppress the transformation into a werewolf. A mysterious scientist from Tibet (Warner Oland) appears and takes an unusual interest in the plant. Well, as in all werewolf movies, you know what happens when the moon is full.

Perhaps the film doesn't get the recognition it deserves because of the absence of one of Universal's major horror stars (Karloff or Lugosi). Lon Chaney Jr. would not arrive on the scene (in horror movies) until 1941.

Veteran character actor Hull is very good as the tormented Dr. Glendon. He plays him more in the manner of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde than an out and out monster. The murders are committed off screen so we have to rely on Hull to convey the evil of the werewolf through his performance. Warner Oland, who was starring in the Charlie Chan series at the time, has little to do as Dr. Yogami. The fetching Valerie Hobson stands out as Hull's wife and Spring Byington does her usual talkative busybody as Aunt Ettie. The weak link in the cast is Lester Matthews as the token hero Captain Ames. He plays him as a silly-ass stuffed shirt rather than the dashing fellow he is supposed to be.

Having said all of that, "Werewolf of London" is one of the better horror films of its time and unfortunately remains one of the most underrated of the genre.

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