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London by Night (1937)

Passed | | Mystery, Romance | 30 July 1937 (USA)
A newspaperman, his canine companion, and an adventurous socialite investigate an umbrella-wielding murderer who is terrorizing London.

Director:

Wilhelm Thiele (as William Thiele)

Writers:

George Oppenheimer (screen play), Will Scott (from a play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Murphy ... Michael Denis
Rita Johnson ... Patricia Herrick
Virginia Field ... Bessie
Leo G. Carroll ... Correy
George Zucco ... Inspector Jefferson
Montagu Love ... Sir Arthur Herrick
Eddie Quillan ... Bill
Leonard Mudie ... Squires
J.M. Kerrigan ... Tims
Neil Fitzgerald Neil Fitzgerald ... Inspector Sleet
Harry Stubbs Harry Stubbs ... Postman
Ivan F. Simpson ... Burroughs (as Ivan Simpson)
Corky Corky ... Jones
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Storyline

A newspaperman, his canine companion, and an adventurous socialite investigate an umbrella-wielding murderer who is terrorizing London.

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Genres:

Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Umbrella Man See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Will Scott's play, "The Umbrella," was unpublished and possibly never performed. See more »

Soundtracks

Comin' Thro' the Rye
(uncredited)
Music Traditional
Whistled by unknown offscreen persons and by George Murphy
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One of the Worst MGM Movies Ever Made
1 March 2015 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Nothing in this MGM B-Movie Works. The Mystery is Blown in the First Five Minutes with Some Very Bad Make-Up and the Bad Make-Up is Used for Two Other Characters Before this Really Bad Movie Concludes.

The Acting is Atrocious by All Except the Dog and Even He Cannot Match His Prototype from The Thin Man Series. Everything Here is Overcooked and Insufferable. The Characters are Stereotypical to the Extreme and the Film, Shot on the Back-Lot, Looks Confined, Stagy, and Hardly Atmospheric.

George Murphy is a Hammy Bore, the Bar-Maid Will Have You Rolling Your Eyes or Running Out of the Room, and the Usually Reliable George Zucco and Leo G. Carroll are Trying Hard to Make Things Interesting but to No Avail. It's Perhaps One of the Worst Movies Ever Made with the MGM Logo.


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