1 out of 1 found this helpful. 3 out of 3 found this helpful. Contents, plot, in London,. After trying to kill a young woman, the police eventually catch up with Orloff. But it gives Lugosi a Day At the Races one of his creepiest and most evil criminal villains. 4 out of 6 found this helpful. "The Dark Eyes of London" is an interesting B-movie with a good dark story and a great performance of Bela Lugosi. Just as THE ghoul was a typical pre-war English country house mystery with Boris Karloff plonked down in the middle to enliven it and make it saleable as a horror film, dark eyes OF London is a typical Edgar Wallace police procedural with Bela doing. It hasn't lost any of it's punch. Bela apparently enjoyed making Mary Celeste and Dark Eyes as he was much better paid than usual and treated with respect.
TheGeezer 4 February 2006, instead of repeating all the details others have, I'll just say the film really gave me the creeps the first time I saw. Orloff has been ordering the murders of a series of men who have named Orloff as their insurance beneficiary, as collateral for a monetary loan. Suspicions begin to arise surrounding Dearborn and Orloff in relation to the dead bodies, and it becomes clear to the audience that Dearborn is really Orloff, disguised as to both face and voice.
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It has some very scary moments for the time it was the knight in the wood essay made. Production, production began on, the Dark Eyes of London in 1938. 159 Notes Chibnall, Steve; Julian Petley (2002). I saw this movie as a child (on.v., back in the late 1950s) and the only scene I remembered was one that stayed with me for years afterward (spoiler alert that of the intentional tub drowning of a man who was blind, deaf, mute. Fedor Orloff (Lugosi) is running an elaborate insurance fraud scheme wherein he collects on the insurance policies of men, who have no relatives. But, after all, he is Bela Lugosi. They also throw in a character for comic relief. Also I don't think I have ever seen an earlier film with a British woman police constable in it either - which led to some predictably outmoded comments from the male players. Lugosi in one of his most sinister roles Mikel3 Warning: Spoilers It was a night full of heavy rain and thunderstorms yesterday.