Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
London After Midnight
Also known as Londres après minuit in France; The Hypnotist in the United Kingdom
B&W : Seven reels / 5687 feet
Directed by Tod Browning
Cast: Lon Chaney [Burke], Marceline Day [Lucille Balfour], Henry B. Walthall [Sir James Hamlin], Conrad Nagel [Arthur Hibbs], Percy Williams [the butler], Polly Moran [Miss Smithson], Edna Tichenor [the bat girl], Claude King [the stranger]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Waldemar Young, from the screen story “The Hypnotist” by Tod Browning. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons and A. Arnold Gillespie. Wardrobe (costume design) by Lucia Coulter. Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad. Titles (intertitles) by Joe Farnham (Joseph Farnham). Edited by Harry Reynolds. / © 2 December 1927 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP25289]. Released 3 December 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: The Hypnotist. The last known copy of the film was lost in an MGM vault fire in 1967. In 2002, Rick Schmidlin completed an approximation presentation of the film’s original storyline through use of production photographs, the original intertitles and a new music score. / Silent film.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - Hypnotists - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - United Kingdom: England: London: Scotland Yard - Vampires
Listing updated: 24 July 2008.
References: Aylesworth-Monsters pp. 97, 146; Aylesworth-Movie pp. 43-44, 75; Blake-Films p. xv; Everson-American p. 310o; Everson-Detective pp. 31-33; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 49; Manchel-Terrors pp. 51, 59; Marrero-Vintage pp. 6, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, 158; Sweeney-Coming p. 116; Thompson-Lost pp. xiv, xv, xviii; Weaver-Twenty p. 77 : ClasIm-301 p. 47 : Website-AFI.