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London by Night (1937)

Passed | | Mystery, Romance | 30 July 1937 (USA)
A newspaperman, his canine companion, and an adventurous socialite investigate an umbrella-wielding murderer who is terrorizing London.

Director:

(as William Thiele)

Writers:

(screen play), (from a play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Michael Denis
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Patricia Herrick
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Bessie
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Correy
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Inspector Jefferson
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Sir Arthur Herrick
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Bill
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Squires
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Tims
Neil Fitzgerald ...
Inspector Sleet
Harry Stubbs ...
Postman
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Burroughs (as Ivan Simpson)
Corky ...
Jones
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

30 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Umbrella Man  »

Company Credits

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 10 April 1957 on KTTV (Chanel 11), followed by Philadelphia Tuesday 16 April 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New York City its earliest documented airing took place 23 August 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Soundtracks

Comin' Thro' the Rye
(uncredited)
Music Traditional
Whistled by unknown offscreen persons and by George Murphy
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A Little Simplistic
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's not much to this. A reporter is detained from a trip to Paris due to a series of murders he initially has not interest in. He gets hooked up with a rich girl who likes adventure and this almost gets her killed. The murderer runs around with an umbrella which identifies him but also keeps him from being apprehended (it is foggy, after all, and everyone seems to have the same umbrella). There are some pretty good performances by Leo G. Carroll and George Zucco. George Murphy pulls things off pretty well, but the whole plot is too transparent. There is also an interesting romantic development between the two leads. The ending leaves a bit to be desired, but it does have some plausibility. Nevertheless, the film is interesting, atmospheric in places, but pretty unremarkable.


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