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Condemned to Live (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 15 September 1935 (USA)
After a series of unsolved murders, a man finds out that his mother was bitten by a vampire bat during her pregnancy, and he believes that he may be the vampire committing the murders.

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Prof. Paul Kristan
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Dr. Anders Bizet
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Marguerite Mane
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David
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Zan, the Hunchback
Lucy Beaumont ...
Mother Molly
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John Mane
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Martha Kristan
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Dr. Duprez (as Robert Frazier)
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink ...
Franz Kristan (as Ferdinand Schuman-Heink)
Heidi Shope ...
Anna, the Maid (as Hedi Shope)
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Maria, the Young Girl
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After a series of murders, a man finds out that his mother was bitten by a vampire bat during her pregnancy, and he believes that he may be the vampire committing the murders. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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What was this creature that DEATH could not claim? (original ad ) See more »

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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15 September 1935 (USA)  »

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Demon of Doom  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Reuses some costumes and set dressings from Bride of Frankenstein (1935). See more »

Quotes

Prof. Paul Kristan: We can never be afraid of what we love.
Prof. Paul Kristan: If we love our brother, how can we fear him?
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Stagey but Pretty Good
31 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot of this is very similar to another movie (I believe "The Vampire Bat). Still, it holds its own pretty well. The main character, Paul, was cursed from birth to become a horrible creature with bat-like tendencies. He rips the throats out of people and drinks their blood. He has no recollection of his actions. A young woman who admires him is engaged to marry him, even though he is twice her age (at least). His best friend is aware of what is happening and tries to intervene. He also has a hunchback assistant who tries to keep things from escalating. Eventually the murders are going to be investigated. The black and white film has a nice quality to it. The principle character is a kind man who has helped people for years, especially the downtrodden. He makes a very tragic figure. There is a bit of the Wolfman, imitating Lawrence Talbot. Of course, things must come to a proper conclusion. It's a little slow at times, but the gentle goodness of the characters, contrasted with the evil forced on them, makes it work.


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