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London by Night (1937)

Passed  -  Mystery | Romance  -  30 July 1937 (USA)
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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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Michael Denis
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Virginia Field ...
Bessie
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Correy
George Zucco ...
Inspector Jefferson
Montagu Love ...
Sir Arthur Herrick
Eddie Quillan ...
Bill
Leonard Mudie ...
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J.M. Kerrigan ...
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Neil Fitzgerald ...
Inspector Sleet
Harry Stubbs ...
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Ivan F. Simpson ...
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Corky ...
Jones - the Dog
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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)  »

Also Known As:

The Umbrella Man  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Will Scott's play, "The Umbrella," was unpublished and possibly never performed. 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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Diverting little mystery is welcome entertainment as a B-film...
19 March 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

MGM seldom delved into atmospheric B-film mysteries depicting "London By Night", since those kind of thrillers were usually made by studios like RKO and Universal during the '30s and '40s.

But this atmospheric mystery, filmed entirely on the MGM back lot, is a welcome diversion that graced the bottom half of double feature bills back in 1937.

GEORGE MURPHY is a man who wants to go to Paris in the morning (he tells us so about ten times during the course of the story), but reluctantly stays behind to solve a murder case involving a man who uses disguises and an umbrella to do his dastardly deeds.

RITA JOHNSON is the pretty socialite with the strict father (MONTAGUE LOVE) and her household includes LEO G. CARROL. GEORGE ZUCCO is on the good side of the law (for a change) as a Scotland Yard detective.

It's an entertaining little trifle that will keep you guessing as to the outcome after a few murders along the way. Unfortunately, VIRGINIA FIELD, as a Cockney barmaid, overacts outrageously in a desperate attempt to provide comic relief. The dog Corky is much better at that.


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