Werewolf of London (1935)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 12
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 3
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Release Date: May 13, 1935 Wide
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 1,740
Originally intended as a vehicle for Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, this Universal production predated The Wolf Man by six years, but failed to whip up audience enthusiasm for the monster popularized by Lon Chaney, Jr. in the studio's later classic. Henry Hull stars as botanist Dr. Glendon, whose foray through Tibet in search of a rare night-blooming "marifasa lupina" ends when he is savagely attacked by man-beast Yogami (Warner Oland). Recovering back in London, Glendon begins to undergo the
May 13, 1935 Wide
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An abstracted-husband fable to go with the anxious-bachelor comedy of Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
...a 1935 thriller that's one of the most well-crafted and polished suspense movies of the era. The plot blends new components of the werewolf 'legend' with some science-fictional elements.
The combination of uninspiring leads and a somewhat half-hearted script makes it tough going, even at a trim 75 minutes.
Intriguing, if slightly stodgy, early werewolf shocker
For my money, Werewolf of London remains the best werewolf picture of all time.
A horror film that would have been better with someone else in the lead. Still, it's a classic.
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