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Has Browning’s ‘London After Midnight’ Starring Lon Chaney Been Found?

Has Browning's London After Midnight Starring Lon Chaney Been Found?

The images of Lon Chaney as the “The Hypnotist” in Tod Browning’s 1927 film London After Midnight are very recognisable to horror fans, but the film itself has never been seen by anyone since then, we believe. However, a print has apparently been found in spain.

Producer Robert Parigi (“Tales from the Crypt,” Love Object, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) shared the following rumor about the film on his official Facebook page:

I’m noticing chatter that a 7-reel print of long-lost Tod Browning/Lon Chaney film LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT (featuring Chaney’s iconic “Man in the Beaver Hat” Vampire) has been discovered in Spain! I had long heard rumors of a print in Cuba. Is this perhaps that print, now sent to Spain? 20 years ago, I heard rumors of a print in the U.S., and contacted the supposed owner offering to transfer it to (then state-of-the-art) D1, but when it came time to produce the print he backed out.

In the film:

The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures – could they be vampires?

While we wait for further news, check out this restored fan version of the film with images.