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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 »
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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:
One of the Best Supernatural Films See more (85 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lionel Barrymore ... Professor Zelin
Elizabeth Allan ... Irena Borotyn

Bela Lugosi ... Count Mora

Lionel Atwill ... Inspector Neumann

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

Donald Meek ... Dr. Doskil
Jessie Ralph ... Midwife (scenes deleted)
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 Borotyn
Michael Visaroff ... Innkeeper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eily Malyon ... Sick Woman (scenes deleted)
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 ... Undetermined Minor Role (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Torben Meyer ... Card Player (uncredited)
Patricia Reel ... Gypsy Child (uncredited)
Christian Rub ... Deaf Man at Inquest (uncredited)
Clare Verdera ... Englishwoman at Inn (uncredited)

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:
Filmed January 12-February, leaving Bela Lugosi unavailable for the Warner Oland role in Universal's "Werewolf of London." He also has no dialogue, until a brief exchange at the very end.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:
Edited into Mondo Lugosi (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Is 'Mark of the Vampire' based on a book?
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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Supernatural Films, 28 March 2005
Author: wdbasinger (wdbasinger@hotmail.com) from Beltsville, Maryland

This was one of the best vampire films of the classic black-and-white era. Essentially a composite remake of "Dracula" and an earlier film called "London After Midnight" with some bizarre twists, in terms of ghoulish settings and atmosphere, particularly the cemetery scenes, and Lugosi and Borland wandering in the night, this film is second to none. There is no doubt that Bela Lugosi was the classic Dracula of the early sound period. If I were to make a list of his best 10 films, this would be one of them along with the 1931 "Dracula", the 1943 "Return of the Vampire", the 1940 "The Devil Bat" and others. Carol Borland's role as "Luna"sets the standard for "Vampira" of the 1950s and "Elvira" of the 1980s as well as "Morticia" of the Addams Family on TV. She does an excellent job in the role of a "creature of the night". And of course, Bela Lugosi as Count Mora is without peer. The entire cast including Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Atwill, Elizabeth Allen, Jean Hersholt, and others do an excellent job.

10/10.

Dan Basinger

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