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The Human Monster (1939)

The Dark Eyes of London (original title)
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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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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A Brute With the Power of a Giant Who Kills at the Command of a Mad Svengali! See more »

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The first British horror movie to be rated 'H' for horrific, which was brought in by the British Board of Film Censors in 1933 for films that were deemed too horrific for children under 16 to see after the early 30s Universal horrors shocked audiences. 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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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Mad Doctors (1996) See more »

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Enjoyable Lugosi flick.
23 August 2003 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Dr. Orloff has been endowing funds to the Dearborn Institute for the Blind, but is using the institute as a home for his sinister activities. Orloff has been ordering the murders of a series of men who have named Orloff as their insurance beneficiary, as collateral for a monetary loan. Scotland Yard Inspector Holt, also teaming up with Lt. O'Reilly (from Chicago) and Diana Stuart, daughter of the latest murder victim, try to uncover the connection of Orloff, the Dearborn Institute, and the murdered men. I enjoyed this movie more than I expected I would. Lugosi gives a very good performance, and the movie has a good aura of mystery about it which only enhance the audience's attention, despite the film's modest small budget. Rating, 7.


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