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Dracula -- The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.
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Director:
Writers:
Bram Stoker (by)
Hamilton Deane (from the play adapted by) ...
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Release Date:
14 February 1931 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Carl Laemmle Presents The VAMPIRE THRILLER! (original posters) See more »
Plot:
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Bela Lugosi in the role he was born to play! See more (356 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bela Lugosi ... Count Dracula
Helen Chandler ... Mina
David Manners ... John Harker

Dwight Frye ... Renfield
Edward Van Sloan ... Van Helsing
Herbert Bunston ... Doctor Seward
Frances Dade ... Lucy
Joan Standing ... Maid
Charles K. Gerrard ... Martin (as Charles Gerrard)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Bakacs ... Innkeeper's Daughter (uncredited)
Nicholas Bela ... Coach Passenger (uncredited)
Daisy Belmore ... Coach Passenger (uncredited)
Barbara Bozoky ... Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)

Tod Browning ... Harbormaster (voice) (uncredited)
Moon Carroll ... Maid (uncredited)
Geraldine Dvorak ... Dracula's Wife (uncredited)
John George ... Small Scientist (uncredited)
Anita Harder ... Flower Girl (uncredited)
Carla Laemmle ... Coach Passenger (uncredited)
Donald Murphy ... Coach Passenger (uncredited)
Wyndham Standing ... Surgeon (uncredited)
Cornelia Thaw ... Dracula's Wife (uncredited)
Dorothy Tree ... Dracula's Wife (uncredited)
Josephine Velez ... Grace - English Nurse (uncredited)
Michael Visaroff ... Innkeeper (uncredited)

Directed by
Tod Browning 
Karl Freund (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Bram Stoker (by)

Hamilton Deane (from the play adapted by) &
John L. Balderston (from the play adapted by)

Garrett Fort (play script)

Louis Bromfield  contributing writer (uncredited)
Tod Browning  uncredited
Max Cohen  titles (uncredited)
Dudley Murphy  additional dialogue (uncredited)
Louis Stevens  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
E.M. Asher .... associate producer
Tod Browning .... producer
Carl Laemmle Jr. .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Karl Freund 
 
Film Editing by
Milton Carruth (film editor)
 
Casting by
Phil M. Friedman (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
John Hoffman (uncredited)
Herman Rosse (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Ed Ware (uncredited)
Vera West (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott R. Beal .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Herman Schlom .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
John Hoffman .... set designer (uncredited)
Charles A. Logue .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Herman Rosse .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
C. Roy Hunter .... recording supervisor
Jack Bolger .... boom operator (uncredited)
Jack Foley .... foley artist (uncredited)
William Hedgcock .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Frank H. Booth .... photographic effects (uncredited)
William Davidson .... miniatures (uncredited)
John P. Fulton .... matte artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank H. Booth .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Joseph Brotherton .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Roman Freulich .... still photographer (uncredited)
King D. Gray .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Maurice Pivar .... supervising film editor
 
Music Department
Heinz Roemheld .... conductor (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter
Carl Laemmle .... president: Universal Pictures Corporation
Max Cohen .... title designer (uncredited)
Nan Grant .... researcher (uncredited)
Charles Logue .... scenario supervisor (uncredited)
Dudley Murphy .... continuity (uncredited)
Aileen Webster .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
75 min (corrected release length)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Finland:K-12 (2013) | Finland:K-15 (2004) | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1931) | Norway:16 (1931) | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | UK:PG | USA:Approved | USA:Not Rated | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Although he lived for 67 years after the film was released, David Manners (John Harker) claimed he never watched it.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the innkeeper tells Renfield about Dracula, he holds his pipe in his left hand, except for one shot when it is in his right.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Young Girl Passenger:[reading from a Transylvanian tourist brochure] "Among the rugged peaks that crown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone age."
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Soundtrack:
Unfinished SymphonySee more »

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32 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Bela Lugosi in the role he was born to play!, 4 January 2005
Author: ACitizenCalledKane from United States

While Tod Browning's Dracula is not the definitive take on the most famous vampire of all time, it is possibly the most memorable one. This is not due to Browning's technical achievements or directorial wizardry, by ANY means. It is due to Bela Lugosi's career-defining portrayal of the title character. Born in what is now Lugoj, Romania, Lugosi brings to the part the flavor of his homeland, making him more believable as Dracula. This other-worldly aesthetic helped to make his performance what many consider the ultimate incarnation of Stoker's Dracula. Having played the Count in Hamilton Deane's Broadway version of Dracula, which started in 1927, Bela Lugosi was more than prepared for the role when it was time to commit it to film. Still struggling with the English language, however, he had to learn his lines phonetically. European accent in tact, he was able to deliver such memorable lines as, "I bid you welcome," "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make," and, of course, "I am Dracula." His performance alone is reason enough to watch this monster movie classic. If only the rest of the film was as spectacular as Lugosi. Dwight Frye's Renfield, while perhaps a little too over-the-top, is still another highlight to the film, and even Edward Van Sloan's Van Helsing is enough to challenge the might of Count Dracula. The rest of the film is rather flat to me. Now, I know it was made in 1931, and that, at the time, it horrified audiences, but I still stand by my opinion that the overall movie pales in comparison to Bela Lugosi's performance. Everyone else just seemed to be going through the motions, and it seems especially evident while Helen Chandler and David Manners are on screen. They just aren't convincing. I'm not saying that their performances ruin the film. It is still a classic, and certainly worth a viewing, but if you are in the mood for a vampire movie that is worthy of Bram Stoker's name, look no further than F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu. It is much more convincing and even scarier than Tod Browning's Dracula, despite being nine years older and silent. All in all, though, one cannot overlook the stellar performance of Bela Lugosi in the role he was born to play!

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