Werewolf of London (Universal 1935, Henry Hull, Warner Oland)

WEREWOLF OF LONDON, Henry Hull, Warner Oland, 1935

This is the original Universal werewolf movie (coming a full six years before Chaney howled in The Wolf Man) and a classic in its own right. Renowned botanist Dr. Wilfred Glendon (Henry Hull) discovers a rare Tibetan flower that blooms only under the full moon, and has to fight off a werewolf, who bites him in the attack, for possession of the bloom.

Once back in London, he receives a visit from a Dr. Yogami (Warner Oland), who tells him the flower can cure the curse of the werewolf. Oland also reveals that he was the werewolf who bit him in Tibet and that Hull must prepare for a transformation at the next full moon. Hull struggles with his murderous side as he tries to get the flower to blossom before he kills again. A great, overlooked horror chiller.

Werewolf Of London

Not the best of make up job but at the time it would have been thrilling.

The role of Dr. Glendon in Werewolf of London was originally supposed to star Boris Karloff, but when he bowed out, it was given to Henry Hull, who had previously appeared in director Stuart Walker’s Great Expectations (1934).

Cast: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson, Spring Byington, Lester Matthews, Zeffie Tilbury, Ethel Griffies,

Director: Stuart Walker
Director of Photography: Charles Stumar
Editor: Russell Schoengarth
Screenwriter: John Colton
Art Director: Albert S. D’Agostino

USA / Universal / 75 minutes / 1935

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