WereWolf of London (1935)

75m, 8 reels
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English
Reviewed at The

An American horror film directed by Stuart Walker. It was originally released in the USA on 9 May 1935 [USA] 1The Werewolf Filmography by Bryan Senn p.379

Plot Summary

Dr Wilfred Glendon journeys to Tibet in search of botanical samples and is attacked by a strange animal. Back home in , he finds that he's been cursed and every night he turns into a werewolf. The only hope he has of saving himself is to track down a rare Asian flower.


Directed by: Stuart Walker
MCMXXXV [1935] by Universal Pictures Corp., Carl Laemmle, pres.
A Universal picture. Carl Laemmle presents
Executive Producer: Stanley Bergerman
Associate Producer: Robert Harris
Screenplay: John Colton
Original Story: Robert Harris
Photographer: Charles Stumar
Film Editor: Russell Schoengarth
Musical Score: Karl Hajos
Make-up: Jack Pierce [uncredited]
Special Effects: John P. Fulton
Art Director: Albert S. D'Agostino
Studio: Universal Studios, Universal City, California, USA, Locations: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, Agua Dulce, California, USA

Henry Hull (Dr Wilfred Glendon)
Warner Oland (Dr Yogami)
Lester Matthews (Captain Paul Ames)
Spring Byington (Aunt Ettie Coombes)
Valerie Hobson (Mrs Lisa ‘Lee' Glendon)
Lawrence Grant (Sir Thomas Forsythe)
Clark Williams (Hugh Renwick)
J.M. Kerrigan (Hawkins)
Charlotte Granville (Lady Alice Forsythe)
Ethel Griffies (Mrs Whack)
Zeffie Tilbury (Mrs Moncaster)
Jeanne Bartlett (Daisy)

Alternative Titles

Dr Yogami från London – Swedish title
El lobo humano – Spanish title
Le Monstre de Londres – French title
Il segreto del Tibet – Italian title
Unholy Hour
Der Werwolf von London
– German title

Extracts included in
Monster by Moonlight! The Immortal Saga of The Wolf Man (1999).


American Cinematographer vol.66 no.1 (January 1985) pp.33-41 – illustrated article (Jack Pierce – Forgotten make-up genius by Frank Taylor)
Classic Images no.103 (January 1984) p.12
Classic Images no.241 (July 1995) pp.14-16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 – illustrated credits, synopsis (Pentagram revues by Blackie Seymour)
Classic Images no.242 (August 1995) p.C2, C4, C8, 49-50 – illustrated synopsis (Pentagram revues by Blackie Seymour)
Empire no.229 (July 2008) p.170 illustrated DVD review (At home/DVD reissues: Universal monster sequels by Kim Newman)
Film Weekly vol.13 no.347 (7 Jun 1935) p.32
Filmfax no.46 (August/September 1994) pp.24, 26 – laserdisc review (Discflix by Wesley G. Holt)
Filmfax no.72 (April/May 1999) p.80 – article (The WereWolf of London (1935) by Anthony Slide)
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.2 no.16 (May 1935) p.57
Shivers no.85 (December 2000) p.54 – illustrated article (The fright of your life by Jonathan Rigby)

The Horror Factory by Bruce Dettman and Michael Bedford pp.62-64 – article
The Monster Movies of Universal Studios by James L. Neibaur pp.44-49 – illustrated credits, article
Of Gods and Monsters by John T. Soister pp.225-231 – illustrated credits, article
by Walt Lee p.533 – credits
Universal Horrors by Michael Brunas, John Brunas and Tom Weaver – article
Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory pp.86-90 – illustrated article
Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds.) pp.252-254 – illustrated review (by Troy Howarth)