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Werewolf of London (1935)

Passed | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 13 May 1935 (USA)
After botanist Wilfred Glendon travels to Tibet in search of a rare flower, he returns to a London haunted by murders that can only be the work of bloodthirsty werewolves.

Director:

Stuart Walker

Writers:

John Colton (screenplay), Robert Harris (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Henry Hull ... Dr. Wilfred Glendon
Warner Oland ... Dr. Yogami
Valerie Hobson ... Lisa Glendon
Lester Matthews ... Paul Ames
Lawrence Grant ... Sir Thomas Forsythe
Spring Byington ... Miss Ettie Coombes
Clark Williams ... Hugh Renwick
J.M. Kerrigan ... Hawkins
Charlotte Granville ... Lady Forsythe
Ethel Griffies ... Mrs. Whack
Zeffie Tilbury ... Mrs. Moncaster
Jeanne Bartlett Jeanne Bartlett ... Daisy
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Storyline

While on a botanical expedition in Tibet Dr. Wilfred Glendon is attacked in the dark by a strange animal. Returning to London, he finds himself turning nightly into a werewolf and terrorizing the city, with the only hope for curing his affliction a rare Asian flower. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Taglines:

Hideous Half Man, Half Beast Who Terrorized Millions! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

It was originally intended for Boris Karloff to play the Henry Hull character. See more »

Goofs

The arrangement of Mrs. Moncaster's tumblers on the bar when she declares she's only had one drink changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Miss Ettie Coombes: My wicked worldliness has caught up with me at last! The Babu of Garoka always said it would.
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Crazy Credits

"A good cast is worth repeating..." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: The Wolf Man (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonic Poem No. 3 From Preludes
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Liszt
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Werewolves of London again
21 August 2003 | by oyasonSee all my reviews

WEREWOLF OF LONDON is a gem. I became familiar with the old Universal classics watching them on an old GE black and white when they were broadcast on "Lights Out" in El Paso, Texas thirty-odd years back. And this was one of the few that I found seriously frightening as a boy.

The initial transformation scene in this film is done as well as any special effect was in those days. First, the viewer becomes aware of its approach through the reaction of a housecat to the afflicted Doctor as he reaches out to stroke his pet. He crosses over into another room, the camera pans back, and the transformation occurs as he passes behind a number of columns. It's damn eerie. And I believe it holds up after all this time, but it doesn't matter to me if I'm alone with this sentiment.

Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington end up carrying the weight that Henry Hull couldn't as a central player, plus there are a couple of marvelous character actors playing some very funny dipsomaniac landladies. It all balances out. You gotta see this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cantonese | Latin

Release Date:

13 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

WereWolf of London See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$195,393 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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