London After Midnight (1927)





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A Scotland Yard detective's obsession leads to his solving a five year old case. It was closed after authorities ruled the death of Londoner Roger Balfour a suicide. But the detective remains unconvinced and so calls in a hypnotist to help him interrogate his main suspects.
Classics , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Lon Chaney
as Edmund Burke
Marceline Day
as Lucy Balfour
Henry B. Walthall
as Sir James Hamlin
Conrad Nagel
as Arthur Hibbs
Polly Moran
as Miss Smithson
Edna Tichenor
as Bat Girl
Claude King
as The Stranger
Andy McLennan
as Scotland Yard Detective
Jules Cowles
as Gallagher
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Critic Reviews for London After Midnight

All Critics (2)

Restored stills version is surprisingly good entertainment, showing off Lon Chaney's colorful gift of disguise.

Full Review… | August 5, 2013
Classic Film and Television

It's a classy red herring vampire teaser.

Full Review… | July 18, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | January 27, 2004
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Audience Reviews for London After Midnight


A great story with one of the greatest actors. While this reconstruction is decent enough with stills, many of these photos are repeatedly shown throughout the presentation.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

Why are you interested in vampires? A rich man believed to have committed suicide had his family abandon the house after his death. Since leaving the house a mysterious group has moved in that some believe to be vampires. After another murder, a group made up of an investigator and members of the family, returns to the house to discover the ghoulish people. Are they really vampires and could they be responsible for the original death? "I don't want any police in this. Just do what I tell you." Tod Browning, director of Dracula (1931), Freaks, The Unknown, Mark of the Vampire, The Blackbird, Where East is East, and The Mystic, delivers London After Midnight. The storyline for this picture is very good and a nice blend of "who done it" and horror. The acting looked like it had a lot of potential to be very good and the cast includes Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry Walthall, and Percy Williams. "How did you get here so soon?" "That's my business, young man." This restoration of a long lost silent picture is a series of images along with the original script from the movie (all recreated and provided by Turner Classic Movies). Despite the limited view of the movie, this was an amazing tale with interesting characters, unpredictable subplots, and a very good conclusion. I recommend seeing this picture. "She saw the living dead people in the Balfour house." Grade: A-

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

I was kinda confused by this movie, which is probably due to the fact that all we have are stills and some inter titles. I hope they can restore this film sometime in the future.

Aj V
Aj V

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