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The Human Monster / Dead Eyes of London

UK 1940
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directed by Walter Summers
starring Bela Lugosi, Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Edmon Ryan, Wilfred Walter, Alexander Field, O.B. Clarence, May Hallatt, Bryan Herbert, Arthur E. Owen, Charles Penrose, Gerald Pring, Julie Suedo
screenplay by John Argyle, Patrick Kirwan, Walter Summers, based on the novel by Edgar Wallace, music by Guy Jones

review by
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Scotland Yard inspector Holt (Hugh Williams) is investigating the deaths of several people found in the mudflats of River Thames, and his clues all lead to insurance agent Orloff (Bela Lugosi), a benign and benevolent man who makes many a donation to Professor Dearborn’s home of the blind. And he takes care of Diana Stuart (Greta Gynt), the sister of one of the deceased who is trying to find her brother’s murderer, getting her a job at above-mentioned home of the blind.

Thing is, with several of the victims, notes in braille are found, and they all were insured at Orloff’s company – and of course, Orloff really is the killer, preferably throwing his victims right out of a window into the mudflats himself … but when the police get a conclusive lead on him, he simply disappears. Diana meanwhile finds evidence that the home of the blind is somehow connected to the murders – when she has to find out that benign Dearborn is not only not blind but also Orloff himself in disguise, and he plans for her to be his next victim … enter Jake (Wilfred Walter), Orloff’s hunchbacked and malformed assistant, who finally starts to rebel against his master after realizing that Orloff has killed many a friend of his, and in the finale he throws the villain out of a window into the Thames’ mudflats, just like Orloff liked to dispose of his victims. When the police arrives, they are already too late to interfere, but still, Holt gets Diana in the end.

Edmon Ryan provides some comic relief as Holt’s American sidekick.

 

Mediocre British Edgar Wallace adaptation that suffers from the weaknesses of its source material (like why would Orloff try to attract the attention of Diana knowing that she’s out to find the killer of her brother) and from a cast of very flat characters, but at least Lugosi in one of his better villain roles is rather amusing, even if too much emphasis is put on him being a mad scientist, which doesn’t make much sense concerning the movie’s plot.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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