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Writers:
Bram Stoker (novel)
Baltasar Fernández Cué (Spanish adaptation)
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Plot:
Centuries-old vampire Dracula preys upon the innocent Eva and her friends. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
The other Dracula See more (54 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Carlos Villarías ... Conde Drácula (as Carlos Villar)
Lupita Tovar ... Eva

Barry Norton ... Juan Harker
Pablo Álvarez Rubio ... Renfield
Eduardo Arozamena ... Van Helsing
José Soriano Viosca ... Doctor Seward
Carmen Guerrero ... Lucía
Amelia Senisterra ... Marta
Manuel Arbó ... Martín
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geraldine Dvorak ... Bride of Dracula (in catacombs) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bela Lugosi ... Conde Drácula (archive footage) (uncredited)
Cornelia Thaw ... Bride of Dracula (in catacombs) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dorothy Tree ... Bride of Dracula (in catacombs) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
George Melford 
Enrique Tovar Ávalos (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Bram Stoker (novel "Dracula")

Baltasar Fernández Cué (Spanish adaptation) (as B. Fernandez Cue)

John L. Balderston  play "Dracula" (uncredited)
Hamilton Deane  play "Dracula" (uncredited)
Garrett Fort  play script (uncredited)
Dudley Murphy  additional dialogue (uncredited)

Produced by
Paul Kohner .... associate producer
Carl Laemmle Jr. .... producer
 
Cinematography by
George Robinson (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Arthur Tavares  (as Arturo Tavares)
 
Art Direction by
Charles D. Hall 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jay Marchant .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
C. Roy Hunter .... recording supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Maurice Pivar .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Heinz Roemheld .... conductor (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dracula, Spanish Version" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric System)
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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:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: The famous quote "The next morning, I felt very weak, as if I had lost my virginity" is a mistranslation of the English subtitles in the home video version. What Eva is actually saying in Spanish is, "The next morning, I felt as weak as if I had lost my vitality."See more »
Quotes:
Eva:[English subtitle] The next morning, I felt very weak as if I had lost my virginity.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Snix (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
Swan Lake, Op.20See more »

FAQ

How is this film related to the other 1931 version, starring Bela Lugosi?
What are the main differences between this and the other 1931 version, starring Bela Lugosi?
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The other Dracula, 23 September 2000
Author: Klaatu-18 (b5guy@aol.com) from Dallas, TX USA

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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