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Director:
Writers:
Eric Taylor (screenplay)
Curt Siodmak (story)
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Release Date:
5 November 1943 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Can You Take It? More Startling . . . More Blood-Curdling Than Anything You've Ever Seen! See more »
Plot:
Count Alucard (read his name backwards) finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Robert Paige ... Frank Stanley
Louise Allbritton ... Katherine Caldwell
Evelyn Ankers ... Claire Caldwell
Frank Craven ... Dr. Harry Brewster
J. Edward Bromberg ... Prof. Lazlo
Samuel S. Hinds ... Judge Simmons
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... Madame Zimba (as Adeline DeWalt Reynolds)
Pat Moriarity ... Sheriff Dawes (as Patrick Moriarity)
Etta McDaniel ... Sarah

George Irving ... Col. Caldwell

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Count Dracula aka Count Alucard (as Lon Chaney)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bates ... Tommy Land (uncredited)
Joan Blair ... Mrs. Land (uncredited)
Jess Lee Brooks ... Stephen, the Valet (uncredited)
Jimmy the Crow ... Madame Zimba's Crow (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Dr. Peters, the Coroner (uncredited)
Robert Dudley ... Jonathan Kirby, Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Ben Erway ... Charlie - Train Conductor (uncredited)
Robert F. Hill ... Deputy Shooting at Frank (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Andy, Servant Who Greets Dracula (uncredited)
George Meeker ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles R. Moore ... Matthew, Plantation Worker (uncredited)
Jack Rockwell ... Jack, Deputy (uncredited)
Walter Sande ... Mac, Deputy (uncredited)
Emmett Smith ... Servant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Siodmak 
 
Writing credits
Eric Taylor (screenplay)

Curt Siodmak (story) (as Curtis Siodmak)

Produced by
Ford Beebe .... producer
Donald H. Brown .... associate producer
Jack J. Gross .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter  (as H.J. Salter)
 
Cinematography by
George Robinson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Saul A. Goodkind  (as Saul Goodkind)
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Martin Obzina 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
Edward R. Robinson  (as E.R. Robinson)
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Emmy Eckhardt .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jack P. Pierce .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville Shyer .... assistant director
Ford Beebe .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Wally Kirkpatrick .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Charles Carroll .... sound technician
Edwin Wetzel .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Bluemel .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Max Nippell .... gaffer (uncredited)
Roland Smith .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann Fielder .... wardrober: women (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Carl Himm .... assistant cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Werner R. Heymann .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mary Chaffee .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
80 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:10 | Finland:K-11 (2004) | Germany:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 (original rating) | Sweden:7 (re-rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #9194)

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Trivia:
When Professor Brewster is reading a book on Count Dracula, the first four lines - beginning with "What manner of man is this Dracula?" and ending with "I am encompassed with terrors I dark not think of. - are paraphrased excerpts from Chapter 3 of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Alucard/Dracula approaches the bedroom of Colonel Caldwell, and transforms from bat to man, both the bat and Lon Chaney Jr. can be seen reflected in a mirror hanging on the wall, which is a no-no in Universal vampire lore, as vampires cast no reflection. What's more, the actual animated transformation is not reflected; rather a jump-cut is seen in the mirror.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Harry [townsman bit]:How are ya, doctor?
Prof. Harry Brewster:Hi, Harry.
Frank Stanley:Hey, Charlie!
Charlie, station agent:Hello Dr. Brewster, Mr. Stanley.
Frank Stanley:How are ya. Say, uh, those all the passengers you have?
Charlie, station agent:Just the four.
Prof. Harry Brewster:You didn't put anyone off at the wrong station, did you? We're here to meet a friend of the Caldwells, a Count Alucard.
Charlie, station agent:There was no Count on this train. All customers. Say - there was a lot of stuff in the baggage car that might belong to your Count.
Prof. Harry Brewster:Thanks, we'll take a look at it.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Shaun of the Dead (2004)See more »

FAQ

How does Count Alucard first appear to Katherine?
How does the movie end?
What went wrong with the scene where the bat attacks Queen Zimba?
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Big Drac Attack, 10 December 2002
Author: telegonus from brighton, ma

When Lon Chaney, Jr., looking like he's just eaten about two dozen Big Macs, introduces himself at the Louisiana estate of Dark Oaks, as Count Alucard (spell it backwards), the fun begins. For those who like atmospheric horror, Son Of Dracula is a treat. The Siodmak brothers, director Robert and author Curt, both worked on this one. Made during the Second World War, at a time when Universal was producing mostly inferior horrors, this is one of the studio's best efforts of the period, with cinematographer George Robinson's camera prowling the homes, woods and bayous of American South with the surefooted gracefulness of a black panther. The acting is fine, with even such limited players as Robert Paige, Evelyn Ankers and Louise Albritton all turning in good work. Character actors Frank Craven and J. Edward Bromberg make a nice vampire-hunting duo, and their scenes together suggest a real alliance and not merely two actors going through the motions. Big Lon, as the Count, is very effective. He lacks Lugosi's old world charm, but makes up for it in bulk, drawing nicely on the natural arrogance that some big men are prone to, his vampire is a baleful figure, often prone to violence. There's more local color than one might expect in this sort of movie, with the character of the swamp-dwelling Queen Zimba providing an interesting link to the Cajun and Voodoo traditions. By today's standards I suppose Son Of Dracula is none too frightening, though it nicely suggests the link between horror and everyday life, normal emotions and regional traditions, which, while this might not mean much nowadays, certainly resonated in the America of sixty years ago, which it effectively evokes.

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Prof. Lazlo and the Dr were extremely naive... Johnny_Shannow
Mississippi, not Louisiana jarnoldfan
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