The film is an adaptation of the by. This atmospheric chiller is directed by Alfred Vohrer and is a suspenseful remake of Bela Lugosi's horror classic, The Human Monster 1939. The story centers on a seemingly kindly blind man who covertly controls a sinister criminal organization comprised of sightless henchmen. A seven-foot-deep tank was filled with a concoction to resemble river mud. I would also recommend another recent Alpha Video release.
Confronted by Diane, Dearborn removes his disguise to show himself as Orloff, carries her to the warehouse's loft where he has been killing his victims by dumping them into a vat of river water charged with electricity, puts her in a straight-jacket and calls for Jake to finish the job of killing her in like manner. Director Alfred Vohrer does a more than capable job with eerie lighting and good camera shots. Based on a novel by legendary crime writer Edgar Wallace, The Dead Eyes of London stars the internationally-renowned Klaus Kinski and German character actor Joachim Fuchsberger. This is a nice clear copy! The story centers on a seemingly kindly blind man who covertly controls a sinister criminal organization comprised of sightless henchmen. No frame skipping or streaks.
If you like this movie? An elderly gentleman stumbling through the fog crosses the creature's path and is carried off by the fiend. The beautiful Nora Ward Karen Baal begins to uncover the mystery as she determines that a person with sight is pulling the strings. This charity Home, which Orloff sponsors and serves as its medical advisor, is located in a dilapidated former warehouse abutting the Thames. Orloff runs a life insurance agency where he loans money on his customers' policies. However, this revelation just may put her life in danger. Orloff and Professor Dearborn the original novel has two Orloff characters but the film's script combined them into one.
The inspector breaks in and frees Diane as Jake dies of his wounds. Release Date: Not Yet Rated 1 hr 44 min Plot Summary When rich men become the targets in a series of murders in London, detectives from Scotland Yard investigate the crimes. Jake refuses as he has found out that Orloff has sadistically deafened his one friend, also blind, before killing him. Vohrer uses a lot of pans, even when they seem useless, and matching cuts that insist a little clunky on certain visual motives, thus creating a sort of Argento-like parallel world, that is equally unsettling but a lot more innocent. Actually, he isn't blind at all, but the police are figuratively speaking until lovely foils the villain's scheme.
Keywords: An Eerie,Damp And Foggy Escape In The Holmesian Style! In 1939 Bela Lugosi starred in Dark Eyes Of London. Actor sailed to England to star in the film's dual role of Dr. It stars Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Baal, Dieter Borsche and features Klaus Kinski in one of his earlier roles. Later fished out of the Thames, the victim is the latest in a series of strange deaths in which wealthy foreigners are found drowned on foggy nights - all the owners of large insurance policies. Synopsis Originally titled Die Toten Augen von London, this German melodrama is the second film version of Edgar Wallace's The Testament of Gordon Stewart.
No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. Klaus Kinski plays a minor but ruthless heavy. Production ended on the film in 1939. The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi. The Dead Eyes of london was the first Edgar Wallace film to be directed by Alfred Vohrer who directed thirteen more in the krimi genre.
Jake turns on Orloff, Orloff shoots Jake, but Jake perseveres, captures Orloff and throws him out of a loading door, to sink into the river mud-flats below. It was released in the United States in 1940 by under the title The Human Monster. All indications point to an insurance scam and a home for the blind. A member of the crew was lowered into the mess with a chain that allowed him escape easily if he were sucked under. The solution of the crime is good and quite surprising and caught me somewhat off guard. The cover art and liner notes are included.
Running time 75 minutes Country United Kingdom Language English The Dark Eyes of London is a 1939 directed by , starring and. The film is based on the 1924 novel The Dark Eyes of London by Edgar Wallace which had been previously adapted into the 1939 British film The Dark Eyes of London, aka The Human Monster, introducing a number of horror elements which had not been in the original book. This is the West German version filmed in 1961. . Share your passion for films with a large audience. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. All in all a cut above the average Edgar Wallace thriller.
The beautiful Nora Ward Karen Baal begins to uncover the mystery as she determines that a person with sight is pulling the strings. Only drawback is the villains lust for the heroine which is kind of goofy. But how can blind men be the killers of London? This is a great Edgar Wallace story full of foggy nights and damp cobblestones. It is intercut with a shot of Lugosi's head sinking, but Lugosi did not submerge. The day after Lugosi arrived on set, shooting began and lasted 11 days. Actually, he isn't blind at all, but the police are figuratively speaking until lovely foils the villain's scheme.
Karen Baal plays Nora Ward the Inspectors love interest and Eddi Arent plays the inspectors eccentric sidekick with a penchant for knitting. Soon evidence points to the perpetrators being involved with a home for the blind and further implies that those responsible may be sightless themselves. Although the film takes place in 1961, the atmosphere and scenery could be straight out of Holmes? Inspector Holt of Scotland Yard suspects the deaths are actually brutal, calculated murders. I must admit that the premise of a group of blind men forming a gan and killing wealthy old men on foggy nights is a little far-fetched but this does not keep this film from being enjoyable. The pace is frantic and you'll be guessing right up to the end.