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Director:
Writers:
Guy Endore (screen play) and
Bernard Schubert (screen play)
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Release Date:
26 April 1935 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult blames vampires; but not all is what it seems. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Spooky Good Fun See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lionel Barrymore ... Professor
Elizabeth Allan ... Irena

Bela Lugosi ... Count Mora

Lionel Atwill ... Inspector Neumann

Jean Hersholt ... Baron Otto
Henry Wadsworth ... Fedor

Donald Meek ... Dr. Doskil
Jessie Ralph ... Midwife
Ivan F. Simpson ... Jan (as Ivan Simpson)
Franklyn Ardell ... Chauffeur
Leila Bennett ... Maria
June Gittelson ... Annie
Carroll Borland ... Luna (as Carol Borland)
Holmes Herbert ... Sir Karell
Michael Visaroff ... Innkeeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eily Malyon ... Sick Woman (scenes deleted)
Patricia Reel
Guy Bellis ... Ronnie - Englishman at Inn (uncredited)
James Bradbury Jr. ... Fourth Vampire (uncredited)
Egon Brecher ... Coroner (uncredited)
Louise Emmons ... Gypsy Hag (uncredited)
John George ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Rosemary Glosz ... Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)
Robert Greig ... Fat Man (uncredited)
Mrs. Lesovosky ... Old Woman at Inn (uncredited)
Jane Mercer ... (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Torben Meyer ... Card Player (uncredited)
Christian Rub ... Deaf Man at Inquest (uncredited)
Clare Verdera ... Englishwoman at Inn (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tod Browning 
 
Writing credits
Guy Endore (screen play) and
Bernard Schubert (screen play)

John L. Balderston  contributing writer (uncredited)
Tod Browning  story "The Hypnotist" (uncredited)
H.S. Kraft  contributing writer (uncredited)
Samuel Ornitz  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Tod Browning .... producer (uncredited)
E.J. Mannix .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
William Tuttle .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Sharrock .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Harry Oliver .... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
G.A. Burns .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
James Graham .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
T.B. Hoffman .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Tutwiler .... photographic effects camera (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clarence Sinclair Bull .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jimmy Rowe .... still photographer (uncredited)
Charles Salerno Jr. .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bela Lugosi .... costumes: Count Mora (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Domenico Savino .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Edward Ward .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harry Sharrock .... stand-in: Carroll Borland (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:F (Ontario) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1935) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #725) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Throughout the film, Count Mora (Bela Lugosi) has an unexplained bullet wound on his temple. In the original script, Count Mora was supposed to have had an incestuous relationship with his daughter Luna, and to have committed suicide. After filming began, however, MGM deleted references to the crime (and any remaining references may have been deleted when 20 minutes of footage was removed after the film's preview). Because director Tod Browning's previous film, Freaks (1932), had been a box office disaster, Browning was unable to object to any changes made by the studio.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the professor first tries to hypnotize Baron Otto, there is a reflection of the candle he is holding which cannot be explained.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Fallen Vampire (2007) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
How was the blood of Sir Karell drained?
Why does Count Mora have a mark on his right temple?
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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Spooky Good Fun, 10 April 2004
Author: Gafke from United States

This is a nice re-working of the lost classic "London After Midnight" which

tragically perished in a fire, never to return. More a murder mystery than a horror story, "Mark of the Vampire" still has some very nice creepy moments and a fog-drenched atmosphere throughout that will make the twist ending

forgivable.

Irena Borotyn's father has been found dead, his body drained of blood through two small holes found upon his neck. Is it indeed the work of vampires, as the rumors through the isolated countryside insist? Or is it something else? A year after the murder, the dead man is seen wandering through the night in the

company of two hideous ghouls. Strange things begin to happen and Irena

seems to be the new target. Can Lionel Barrymore save her and solve the

mystery once and for all?

There are some absolutely gorgeous shots in this film featuring giant spider

webs, furry arachnids skittering up walls, wolves howling mournfully in the

distance and the silent presence of both Bela Lugosi and Carol Borland,

walking in perfect sync together through the misty graveyards and the crumbling castle ruins, he in his cape and she in her burial shroud. There's also a GREAT scene where Miss Borland descends from above on giant bat wings! The plot

doesn't always make a lot of sense, and at films end you discover you've been duped, but this is one of those films that should be watched for its atmosphere alone. It's so saturated with shadows and cobwebs and creepy Gothic splendor that it makes even the sunniest day feel like Halloween night.

Highly recommended.

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