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Dracula's Daughter (1936)

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Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence.



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Sir Basil Humphrey
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Lili (as Nan Gray)
Lady Esme Hammond
Claud Allister ...
Sir Aubrey (as Claude Allister)
Edgar Norton ...
E.E. Clive ...
Sergeant Wilkes


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 <>

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11 May 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Daughter of Dracula  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The last horror film produced under the supervision of Carl Laemmle. See more »


In both Dracula and Dracula's Daughter, Whitby is constantly alluded to as being right next to London. In fact, they are 200 miles apart. Apparently screenwriter Garrett Fort misread the passages that Bram Stoker wrote in the novel's chapters set in Whitby. See more »


Lady Esme Hammond: Sherry, Marya?
Countess Marya Zaleska: Thank you, I never drink... wine.
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Nocturne No.5 in F Sharp Major, Op.15-2
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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