Werewolf of London (1935)

I watched the 1935, Universal picture, Werewolf of London on Svengoolie. This was the first mainstream movie to feature a werewolf. The film is directed by Stuart Walker and stars Henry Hull as Wilfred Glendon, a world renowned Botanist turned werewolf. Jack Pierce designed the make-up to look like what would come six years later in The Wolf Man, but Henry Hull

wanted the character to be recognizable to people after the change. Pierce did not agree but Hull won out. The first werewolf seen is in Tibet (see photo behind rock) where Glendon has gone to find the mariphasa plant (see plant photo) that only

blooms in moonlight. The movie also stars Warner Oland as Dr. Yogami, well known from his portrayal of Charlie Chan, and Valerie Hobson, Bride of Frankenstein and Great Expectations, as Lisa Glendon. A couple of funny things in the movie

is the number of drunk old ladies and that the werewolf puts on a scarf hat and coat, after transforming, before he goes out to kill. I’ll give this movie 3.75 out of 5 stars.

For more on this movie read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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