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Condemned to Live (1935)

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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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Cast overview:
Prof. Paul Kristan
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Dr. Anders Bizet
Maxine Doyle ...
Marguerite Mane
Russell Gleason ...
Zan, the Hunchback
Lucy Beaumont ...
Mother Molly
Carl Stockdale ...
John Mane
Barbara Bedford ...
Martha Kristan
Robert Frazer ...
Dr. Duprez (as Robert Frazier)
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink ...
Franz Kristan (as Ferdinand Schuman-Heink)
Heidi Shope ...
Anna, the Maid (as Hedi Shope)
Maria, the Young Girl


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

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FATE DAMNED HIM WITH A THOUSAND DEATHS! (original poster-all caps) See more »


Horror | Mystery


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Release Date:

15 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Demon of Doom  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Uses same music and sets as The Vampire Bat (1933). See more »

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Watch Out for the Wizard's Brother!
11 September 2000 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Ralph Morgan plays a kind-hearted doctor, known throughout his community for his wisdom and charity, that has a terrible secret he does not even know. It seems when he was born he was marked by a vampire bat....and now in his middle age the terrible strain of over-work has caused his affliction to surface. He passes out whenever total darkness envelops him and turns into a hideous monster that rips the throats of the townsfolk. This is a pretty good, ole creaky film from Invincible Films(?). It is a low-budget thriller to be sure, but has a lot of heart behind it and is quite a satisfying story. Ralph Morgan, brother of the Wizard of Oz'z Frank Morgan gives an interesting performance. He is adequate as a man torn apart with this terrible malady as he calls it. The rest of the cast is pretty good too with Mischa Auer standing out as a hunchback and Pedro de Cordoba excelling as a friendly doctor. What I really liked about the film was its rather blatant symbolism about the light and the darkness and how each brings out a different persona..

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