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The Human Monster (1939)
"The Dark Eyes of London" (original title)

 -  Crime | Horror | Mystery  -  24 March 1940 (USA)
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Insurance agent-physician collects on policies of men murdered by a disfigured resident of the home for the blind where he acts as doctor-on-call.

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Dr. Feodor Orloff / Prof. John Dearborn
Hugh Williams ...
Det. Insp. Larry Holt
Greta Gynt ...
Diana Stuart
Edmon Ryan ...
Lieutenant Patrick O'Reilly
Wilfred Walter ...
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A series of strange deaths takes place in London. All are accidents but the victims are single men with no family and they all have a link to a life insurance company run by the mysterious Dr. Orloff. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Based on "The Dark Eyes Of London" By Edgar Wallace [Poster under title of The Human Monster] See more »

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Filmed early April 1939, released November in Britain, March 1940 in US. Bela Lugosi shot this feature after "The Gorilla" and before "The Phantom Creeps". See more »

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Dr. Feodor Orloff: You have been very foolish, Lou. You are blind, and you cannot speak. But you can hear - and that will never do!
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Chilling!
4 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Instead of repeating all the details others have, I'll just say the film really gave me the creeps the first time I saw it. Sometimes when you see an old movie like this from the 20s or 30s, it's tempting to think nothing in it can shock you, because movies are not as "sophisticated" as the things you see today. I saw it on television many years back, way before home video, and was delighted to find it in a grocery store's previously viewed tape bin. It hasn't lost any of it's punch. To see how cruelly Lugosi dealt with his very helpless victims chilled me to the bone. The Uday of his time. It has a Hitchcock-type of human horror that is more effective than any rubber suited monster. Not too badly paced, and is still one I get out when in the mood for something dark.


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