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


(as William Thiele)


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Complete credited cast:
Michael Denis
Patricia Herrick
Inspector Jefferson
Sir Arthur Herrick
Leonard Mudie ...
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Neil Fitzgerald ...
Inspector Sleet
Harry Stubbs ...
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Burroughs (as Ivan Simpson)
Corky ...


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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Release Date:

30 July 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Umbrella Man  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


Comin' Thro' the Rye
Music Traditional
Whistled by unknown offscreen persons and by George Murphy
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One of the Worst MGM Movies Ever Made
1 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nothing in this MGM B-Movie Works. The Mystery is Blown in the First Five Minutes with Some Very Bad Make-Up and the Bad Make-Up is Used for Two Other Characters Before this Really Bad Movie Concludes.

The Acting is Atrocious by All Except the Dog and Even He Cannot Match His Prototype from The Thin Man Series. Everything Here is Overcooked and Insufferable. The Characters are Stereotypical to the Extreme and the Film, Shot on the Back-Lot, Looks Confined, Stagy, and Hardly Atmospheric.

George Murphy is a Hammy Bore, the Bar-Maid Will Have You Rolling Your Eyes or Running Out of the Room, and the Usually Reliable George Zucco and Leo G. Carroll are Trying Hard to Make Things Interesting but to No Avail. It's Perhaps One of the Worst Movies Ever Made with the MGM Logo.

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