Werewolf of London

1935

Werewolf of London (1935)

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When English botanist Dr. Glendon travels to Tibet in search of the mysterious marifasa plant, he encounters a strange wolf-like beast that bites him before he can escape with the plant. Traveling back to London, Glendon discovers that he is transformed into a werewolf when the moon is full.

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Cast

Henry Hull
as Dr. Glendon
Lawrence Grant
as Sir Thomas
Charlotte Granville
as Lady Forsythe
Ethel Griffies
as Mrs. Whack
Zeffie Tilbury
as Mrs. Mancaster
Reginald Barlow
as Dr. Phillips
Louis Vincenot
as Head Cooley
Egon Brecher
as Priest (uncredited)
Tempe Piggott
as Drunk Woman (uncredited)
Harry Stubbs
as Off. Jenkins (uncredited)
David Thursby
as Photographer (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Werewolf of London

All Critics (13)

An intermittently captivating snapshot of the road not taken towards a more scientific and urbane werewolf genre than the one we ultimately got.

Jun 4, 2015 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

An abstracted-husband fable to go with the anxious-bachelor comedy of Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Apr 3, 2011 | Full Review…

...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.

Apr 5, 2006 | Full Review…

The combination of uninspiring leads and a somewhat half-hearted script makes it tough going, even at a trim 75 minutes.

Jun 4, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Intriguing, if slightly stodgy, early werewolf shocker

Aug 4, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

For my money, Werewolf of London remains the best werewolf picture of all time.

Aug 26, 2002 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Werewolf of London

Slow and too talkative early on and not quite as atmospheric as other early Universal horror. It does have some effective moments though and some pretty decent effects for its time including the earliest depiction of a CCTV camera that I've seen which obviously wasn't invented and put into use for a good few decades afterwards.

Lee ?
Lee ?

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This film is just what it is a 1935 werewolf film. What can you expect for special effects in 1935. Overall a good story line. Also has a few comical parts. Done by Universal Studios, part of a double feature by Universal Studios. 3 Stars

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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½

Sometimes entertaining, but sometimes unbelievable and silly. I had a hard time rating this movie. Overall it's okay.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

Though worthy of it's status as a bona fide horror classic, Werewolf of London is far too genteel to be overtly frightening. Stuart Walker is no James Whale, Henry Hull is no Boris Karloff and Warner Oland is no Bela Lugosi. Still, it's a landmark film that, for it's time, revolutionized special effects and elevated the werewolf to screen infamy.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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