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Mark of the Vampire (1935)

When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult blames vampires; but not all is what it seems.

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Jan (as Ivan Simpson)
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Luna (as Carol Borland)
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Sir Karell Borotyn
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Storyline

After Sir Karell Borotin is found dead in his study, drained of his blood, the local doctor determines that he was killed by a vampire. The coroner and police Inspector Neumann dismiss the suggestion but a year later, Sir Karell's daughter is attacked and bite marks are found on her throat. Neumann calls in the eminent Professor Zelin who thinks the story of vampires is true. The locals are convinced that Count Mora and his daughter Luna are the perpetrators of the crime, creatures of the night that can turn themselves into bats. There may be another solution however and the Professor sets a trap. Written by garykmcd

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Undead...yet living on the Kisses of Youth!

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

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Release Date:

26 April 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Vampires of Prague  »

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Budget:

$305,177 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The re-releases in Spain was in Madrid (Círculo de Bellas Artes) and Barcelona were only in the subtitled versions. See more »

Goofs

Luna transforms from a flying bat into a woman. If she is an actress, she shouldn't be able to do so. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Innkeeper: I'm sorry gentleman and lady, but it will be best for you to stay here tonight.
Ronnie - Englishman at Inn: Come now, my good man. You can't frighten us. We've been over your foul roads before.
Innkeeper: Please, you do not understand. It is not the road. It is the darkness. Here, our doors are protected with bat thorns.
Ronnie's Wife: What is with all this bat thorn business?
Innkeeper: It keeps them out. They're afraid of it, the demons of the castle.
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Connections

Referenced in Bride of Monster Mania (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Beseda
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Traditional
Arranged by Jack Virgil
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User Reviews

 
Delightful!
4 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film in quite a while but I found it very satisfying. I take issue with those especially who disliked the ending which I found absolutely right. Yes, Lionel gives his usual scenery-chewing performance as the "Von Helsing" character but it seems appropriate here.

*** out of ****


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