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

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Michael Denis
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Patricia Herrick
Virginia Field ...
Bessie
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Correy
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Inspector Jefferson
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Sir Arthur Herrick
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Bill
Leonard Mudie ...
Squires
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Tims
Neil Fitzgerald ...
Inspector Sleet
Harry Stubbs ...
Postman
Ivan F. Simpson ...
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Corky ...
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A newspaperman, his canine companion, and an adventurous socialite investigate an umbrella-wielding murderer who is terrorizing London.

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Mystery | Romance

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30 July 1937 (USA)  »

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The Umbrella Man  »

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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 10 April 1957; in New York City its earliest documented airing took place 23 August 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Hi Bill
(1937)
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)
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The dog was a high point
30 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

London by Night (1937) was a B movie, set in London (read: back lot of MGM) and starring George Murphy, Virginia Field, Rita Johnson, Leo G. Carroll, George Zucco, Montagu Love, and Corky. This film is actually based on a play that was never produced.

Murphy plays Michel Denis, a newspaperman in London who, in the morning, is leaving for a vacation in Paris. He and his buddy, a dog named Jones, decide to stay in London, however, to help solve a series of murders by a man carrying an umbrella.

Along the way, he meets a pretty socialite (Johnson), who lives in a house that includes her father (Zucco) and a butler (Carroll).

The atmosphere is captured with lots of fog and some dreadful Cockney, the worst offender being the usually likable Virginia Field. She overdid her role as a barmaid big time.

George Murphy was an actor of terrific charm, and he brings it on here. The dog who plays his dog, Corky, is terrific.

Pleasant.


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