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London After Midnight (1927)

Lon Chaney in a great Scotland Yard Mystery

When Roger Balfour is found shot dead in his London home, his death is declared a suicide by Inspector Burke of Scotland Yard, even though the executor of Balfour's estate, Sir James Hamlin, insists his friend never would have taken his own life. Five years later, the abandoned Balfour house comes to life again with the arrival of two sinister-looking tenants: a fiendish-looking man with pointed teeth, bulging eyes and a tall beaver hat, and a pale young woman in a long gown. The presence of the strangers prompts Sir James, who lives next door, to call in Inspector Burke again. Also living in the Hamlin household are the other people who were also present in Balfour's house the night he died: Sir James' nephew, Arthur Hibbs; the late Balfour's now-grown daughter, Lucille; and Williams, the butler. Burke expresses skepticism about Sir James' suspicions that the new neighbors might have been involved in Balfour's death...

Original Title: London After Midnight

  • Tod Browning
  • Year: 1927
  • Runtime: 69 min.
  • Country:
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $152,000

Henry B. Walthall

Sir James Hamlin

Polly Moran

Miss Smithson, the New Maid

Marceline Day

Lucille Balfour

Conrad Nagel

Arthur Hibbs

Lon Chaney

Professor Edward C. Burke
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