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Writers:
Bram Stoker (novel)
Baltasar Fernández Cué (Spanish adaptation)
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Plot:
At midnight on Walpurgis Night, an English clerk, Renfield, arrives at Count Dracula's castle in the Carpathian Mountains... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
Yeah, Believe it or not, It's better. See more (51 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:
This Spanish-language version runs nearly a half-hour longer than the English-language version of Dracula (1931) that was being shot during the day.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dracula first enters Lucy's bedroom in the guise of a bat the long shot shows her looking away from the window towards the viewer. The next shot from the window shows her looking towards the window.See more »
Quotes:
Eva:[English subtitle] The next morning, I felt very weak as if I had lost my virginity.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Blob Town (2010)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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17 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Yeah, Believe it or not, It's better., 6 April 2003
Author: zombking (zombking@hotmail.com) from U.S.A.

While most folks would look at you funny if you told them about the Spanish version of Dracula, many horror buffs across the nation would be impressed by the fact that you even knew it existed. What many people don't believe is that this version is actually better than the English version. Yes, I said it, and I don't regret it.

O.K., so you say that you don't know what this all about. Why is a Spanish version of Dracula any different from the English version you say? Because this is actually a different movie. Back in 1931, subtitling was possible, but actually considered "cheating." So basically the only alternative was to make a different version of the movie, this time in Spanish. So the same script and sets would be used, but different directors, actors, and styles would be used (some say that the Spanish version also had a different producer than the credited Carl Laemmele.)

So why is this version better than the English version? As explained on the Dracula DVD (which I highly recommend), the English crew would film in the morning, and the Spanish crew would film later in the day. The Spanish crew would have the opportunity to see what the English crew shot that day, and would try to make it better. Therefore in the end, the result was that the Spanish film was better.

Also, some info for runtime freaks like me, the runtime of the Spansih version runs MUCH longer than the English. Not real sure right now on the differences, but maybe I'll post that later. Anyway, I gotta highly recommend this one for everday watchers and the horror fanatics alike.

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