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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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A Classic Of Its Kind ! See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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)

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:
Lon Chaney Jr. plays Count Alucard, the son of Count Dracula. His father Lon Chaney had been cast as the title character in Dracula (1931) but died of a throat hemorrhage on August 26, 1930 at the age of 47 before the filming could begin.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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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A Classic Of Its Kind !, 1 March 2003
Author: rudystevens422 from PA. Home Of The Blob

An incredibly atmospheric film! One of Chaney's best! Cinematography and direction are excellent! This was a third in the line of Dracula films for Universal. The story line does not take place in the Carpathian Mountains but in the deep south. Count Alucard arrives at his new destination seeking new blood! The six foot two and one half inch massive Lon Chaney Jr. strikes an imposing figure as Count Alucard, both brutal and powerful! Chaney makes a convincing member of the undead! Chaney was a major horror star at Universal, when he was making this film. He would become the fourth legendary horror king in American cinema after his father, Bela Lugosi, and Boris Karloff! All the actors are excellent. Louise Allbritton is very alluring and beautiful, as Katherine Caldwell Thirsting for knowledge about the undead! Her performance is also superb! Robert Paige is stand out in his performance as a man on the brink of madness, as he is slowing going insane! A truly incredible performance! The dark moodiness of the film transcends perfectly! There are many great atmospheric scenes to name just a few, when Chaney materializes on the top of a coffin, that has just risen out of the swamp, and when Allbritton passes though the bars to see Paige. The misty vapor that leaves the coffin and transforms into a bat! And the transformatiom scenes from man into bat are excellent! The film has some film noir overtones, director Robert Siodmak, went on to do the incredible film noir classic (THE KILLERS).The incredible ending is one of the best in Universal horror! This film is a truly underrated classic!

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