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Dracula's Daughter (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 11 May 1936 (USA)
Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, hoping to free herself of a mysterious evil influence.

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Prof. Van Helsing is in danger of prosecution for the murder of Dracula...until a hypnotic woman steals the Count's body and cremates it. Bloodless corpses start appearing in London again, and Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of Jeffrey Garth, psychiatrist, in freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence. The scene changes from foggy London back to that eerie road to the Borgo Pass... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Daughter of Dracula  »

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Four days after production wrapped, Universal's principal debtor, Standard Capital Corp., seized control of the studio and the Laemmle family - including patriarch Carl Laemmle, who had founded the studio - were unceremoniously kicked out. See more »

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Van Helsing addresses one of the police officers as "constable", in spite of his obvious sergeant stripes. Although this may be Van Helsing's error, it is curious that the officer (who is established as a pompous, self-important character) does not attempt to correct him. See more »

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Countess Marya Zaleska: Possibly there are more things in heaven and Earth than are dreamed of in your psychiatry, Mr. Garth.
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Follows Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Nocturne No.5 in F Sharp Major, Op.15-2
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Better than Dracula?
11 April 2000 | by (Lurking about in the fog) – See all my reviews

To be honest I normally shy away from reviewing the classics. Rather stick to the lesser known shadowy obscure films to warn you about and/or poke fun at.But every so often there is a film that has a bad rap that is undeserved or the film is misunderstood and ol skip has to scream at the injustice. Dracula's Daughter is such a film.

There is no need to go into the plot in detail.Dracula's daughter appears in London. She steals and burns Dracula's corpse.Thus she feels she is free of the taint of vampirism with the death of her father.But she isn't and tries to enlist the aid of a psychiatrist to help cure her.

The film is atmospheric, foggy and great fun.Gloria Holden is superb as the Countess and Pichel is slimily evil as her human familiar.The drawback to the film is the extremely obnoxious leading man who is totally unsympathetic and unprofessional(but yet true to life).

This isn't hampered by the drawing room bound settings that slowed Dracula to a halt.Definitely a classic to enjoy!


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