Down 45,673 this week

London by Night (1937)

Passed  -  Mystery | Romance  -  30 July 1937 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 87 users  
Reviews: 7 user

A newspaperman, his canine companion, and an adventurous socialite investigate an umbrella-wielding murderer who is terrorizing London.


(as William Thiele)


(screen play by), (from a play by)
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
a list of 619 titles
created 18 Nov 2012

Related Items

Search for "London by Night" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: London by Night (1937)

London by Night (1937) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of London by Night.


Complete credited cast:
Michael Denis
Rita Johnson ...
Patricia Herrick
Virginia Field ...
George Zucco ...
Inspector Jefferson
Montagu Love ...
Sir Arthur Herrick
Eddie Quillan ...
Leonard Mudie ...
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Neil Fitzgerald ...
Inspector Sleet
Harry Stubbs ...
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Burroughs (as Ivan Simpson)
Corky ...
Jones - the Dog


A newspaperman, his canine companion, and an adventurous socialite investigate an umbrella-wielding murderer who is terrorizing London.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Mystery | Romance


Passed | See all certifications »




Release Date:

30 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Umbrella Man  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Will Scott's play, "The Umbrella," was unpublished and possibly never performed. See more »


Hi Bill
Music by William Axt (as Dr. William Axt)
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung a cappella by an unidentified man in the pub
Also sung a cappella by Virginia Field (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Decent B Film
6 June 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

London By Night (1937)

** (out of 4)

Mystery film from MGM has London being stalked by a mad killer who uses an umbrella as his disguise to prevent being seen. A local reporter (George Murphy) links up with a rich woman (Rita Johnson) to try and figure out who the mysterious figure is. Apparently the working title of this film was THE UMBRELLA MAN was the working title for this film and that probably would have fit it a lot better. I've seen so many mysteries like this over the years to the point where I'm feeling there aren't too many out there left for me to watch. This one here is about middle ground as there's nothing too bad but there's nothing too good either. The one thing the director does get right is the atmosphere as the film has a very dark and fog filled look to it. This here is a major plus as is the casting of George Zucco in the role of a good guy. You don't get to see that very often so it was nice to see it here. He's pretty good in the role as is Virginia Field and Leo G. Carroll in their parts. I wasn't too interested in either league, which was one of the film's faults and I'd also say the identity of the killer was given away rather early even though the "secret" is held to the end. I think most will be able to figure things out. If, like me, you've seen the majority of these types of movies then you might as well check this one out as well. If you haven't seen too many of what the genre has to offer then there are many others you should check out before catching this one of TCM.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss London by Night (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: