Dir: Walter Summers
Starring: Hugh Williams and Greta Gynt
A scientist commits a series of murders for insurance money, whilst periodically disguising himself as the manager of a blind charity
This crime horror was based on the 1924 Edgar Wallace novel of the same name and was released in the US in 1940 under the title The Human Monster. It has a scene whereby a boat train arrives into London from Southampton, and though the platform scene uses a set, there is a shot of the platforms at London Waterloo with two steam locomotives on view. In addition, there is a stock shot of Southern passenger coaches, yet the aformentioned platform set uses LNER ‘teak-style’ vehicles! There are also some night shots of London trams towards the end of the film, with several appearing to be on Route 34 Chelsea (King’s Road) – Blackfriars services.