The Dark Eyes of London – UK, 1939

The Dark Eyes of London is a 1939 British horror film directed by Walter Summers and starring Bela Lugosi. The film is an adaptation of the 1924 novel of the same name by Edgar Wallace.

A scientist named Dr. Orloff performs experiments while also playing Dr. Dearborn, who works at a home for the blind…

Reviews:

” …weirdly atmospheric, with good use made of the Thames mudflats and a splendidly macabre denouement involving two blind henchmen…” Time Out Film Guide

Release:

It was released in November 1939 in Britain, where it became the first British film to receive the “H” rating for “Horrific”.

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It was released in the USA in 1940 by Monogram Pictures as The Human Monster.

Wikipedia

Cinematographer Bryan Langley recalls Dark Eyes of London

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1 reply

  1. A fine film, it’s one of my favourites from the period.
    I’m glad I found your blog, a fascinating archive of all things wonderfully horrid!

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