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Drácula (1931)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  24 April 1931 (USA)
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Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carlos Villarías ...
Conde Drácula (as Carlos Villar)
Lupita Tovar ...
Eva
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Pablo Álvarez Rubio ...
Eduardo Arozamena ...
José Soriano Viosca ...
Carmen Guerrero ...
Amelia Senisterra ...
Marta
Manuel Arbó ...
Martín
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Storyline

At midnight on Walpurgis Night, an English clerk, Renfield, arrives at Count Dracula's castle in the Carpathian Mountains. After signing papers to take over a ruined abbey near London, Dracula drives Renfield mad and commands obedience. Renfield escorts the boxed count on a death ship to London. From there, the Count is introduced into the society of his neighbor, Dr. Seward, who runs an asylum. Dracula makes short work of family friend, Lucia Weston, then begins his assault on Eva Seward, the doctor's daughter. A visiting expert in the occult, Van Helsing, recognizes Dracula for who he is, and there begins a battle for Eva's body and soul. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

24 April 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dracula, Spanish Version  »

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Budget:

$66,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

For decades, the only surviving print, while in mint condition, was missing several minutes worth of material that encompassed Renfield's seduction by Dracula's brides and the voyage to England. The "lost" reel was eventually located in Cuba, and has been restored to complete the film as much as possible. Though much more worn and aged than the rest of the film, the additional footage differs strikingly from the English-language version of Dracula (1931), probably more so than any other part of the film. See more »

Goofs

Like Bela Lugosi in the English version of Dracula, Carlos Villarías wore a hair-piece that gave him a pronounced widow's peak. But unlike Lugosi, the toupee didn't rest well and is rather obvious in some shots. See more »

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Soundtracks

Swan Lake, Op.20
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User Reviews

 
The other Dracula
23 September 2000 | by (Dallas, TX USA) – See all my reviews

Dracula, in Spanish.

I saw this version several years ago thanks to a local film festival. They had recently reconstructed a copy and were about to re-release it.

In a wonderfully cost-effective move this was filmed, using the same sets and the same script as the famous Bela Lugosi version. Swing-shift filmmaking.

Even though my Spanish is very weak, I know the original. And hearing "I never drink... wine" or "The children of the night! What beautiful music they make!" is still chilling no matter what language.

And the director of this version made different choices from the Lugosi version. One scene that was particularly effective: Dracula walking through a mass of spider-webs without disturbing them.

Eight stars. See it if you can.


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