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…


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


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


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


Cinematographer Bryan Langley recalls Dark Eyes of London

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