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.

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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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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