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House of Dracula -- Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek a cure for their afflictions; a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and the Frankenstein monster have their own troubles.


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Edward T. Lowe Jr. (original screenplay)
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7 December 1945 (USA) See more »
Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek a cure for their afflictions; a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and the Frankenstein monster have their own troubles. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Not as good as the first film to star all three...but not bad either. See more (83 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Lawrence Talbot / The Wolf Man (as Lon Chaney)

John Carradine ... Count Dracula
Martha O'Driscoll ... Miliza Morelle

Lionel Atwill ... Police Inspector Holtz
Onslow Stevens ... Dr. Franz Edelmann

Jane Adams ... Nina
Ludwig Stössel ... Siegfried (as Ludwig Stossel)

Glenn Strange ... The Frankenstein Monster
Skelton Knaggs ... Steinmuhl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph E. Bernard ... Brahms - Coroner (uncredited)
Fred Cordova ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Dick Dickinson ... Villager (uncredited)
Casey Harrison ... Gendarme (uncredited)

Boris Karloff ... Frankenstein Monster in Dream Sequence (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry Lamont ... Villager (uncredited)
Gregory Marshall ... Johannes (uncredited)
Jane Nigh ... Villager (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Robert Robinson ... Villager (uncredited)
Anne G. Sterling ... Villager (uncredited)

Directed by
Erle C. Kenton 
Writing credits
Edward T. Lowe Jr. (original screenplay) (as Edward T. Lowe)

Dwight V. Babcock  story (uncredited)
George Bricker  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Joseph Gershenson .... executive producer (as Joe Gershenson)
Paul Malvern .... producer
Original Music by
William Lava (uncredited)
Cinematography by
George Robinson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Russell F. Schoengarth  (as Russell Schoengarth)
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman 
Martin Obzina 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Arthur D. Leddy 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
Makeup Department
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Slosser .... assistant director
William Tummel .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... director of sound
Jess Moulin .... sound technician
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photography
Carey Loftin .... stunt double: Onslow Stevens (uncredited)
Music Department
Edgar Fairchild .... musical director
Paul Dessau .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Henderson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Walter De Palma .... stand-in: Lon Chaney Jr. (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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67 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Brazil:10 | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-11 (2004) | Finland:(Banned) (1947) | Germany:12 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1949) | Spain:13 | Sweden:7 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:Approved (Certificate #11300) | USA:Unrated (DVD)

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Shot September 21-October 25, 1945, released December 7. Last of Universal's original FRANKENSTEIN series of seven films, except for 1948'S Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).See more »
Revealing mistakes: Some scenes of the Frankenstein monster use stock footage from Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) wherein the differences between Boris Karloff. Lon Chaney Jr. and Glenn Strange in the same role become apparent.See more »
[first lines]
Dr. Edelman:What are you doing here? Who are you?
Count Dracula:I am Baron Latos. I have come to you for help.
Dr. Edelman:It's five o'clock in the morning.
Count Dracula:I must apologize for the intrusion. But travel is very difficult for me, and I've come a long way.
Dr. Edelman:I don't understand.
Count Dracula:Perhaps you will, after you've led me to the basement room of this castle.
Dr. Edelman:Eh - a very strange request. This castle is my home!
Count Dracula:Have no fear, doctor. Had conditions permitted, I would have presented myself in the usual manner.
Dr. Edelman:Well, it is most unusual...
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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Not as good as the first film to star all three...but not bad either., 11 April 2006
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

House of Dracula works from the same basic premise as House of Frankenstein from the year before; namely that Universal's three most famous monsters; Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and The Wolf Man are appearing in the movie together. Naturally, the film is rather messy therefore, but the fact that all three monsters are there is usually enough to ensure that the film's sixty seven minutes don't become boring. It's obvious that the idea of making another monster mash came into the writer's head before an actual plot did, as the yarn we're given isn't exactly without holes. The plot sees Count Dracula arrive at Dr. Edelman's home asking for a cure for his vampirism. Then, what can only be described as a coincidence, sees Lawrence Talbot, a.k.a. The Wolf Man turn up asking for a cure for his affliction! It turns out that Dracula is on the prowl for Edelman's daughter, but Talbot really is serious. When it turns out that he can't be stopped from turning into a wolf, The Wolf Man throws himself into the sea...where he ends up finding Frankenstein's Monster.

Overall, this film isn't as good as the earlier House of Frankenstein. The 1944 film put its plot together better than this entry in the series does, as the plot here doesn't give equal time to each Universal monster. Dracula's plot is the biggest at first, but soon fizzles out only to resurface at the end. The Wolf Man is the star of the show, but his story never really develops, and is essentially just another version of the plot he always finds himself in. Frankenstein's Monster is given the coldest hand, as he appears in the movie merely as an afterthought, and an obvious excuse to ensure that all three monsters appear in the movie. The story of the doctor who binds all three together is the most interesting, but this is a little disappointing as he isn't the reason why people will see this film. The acting is good enough, with John Carradine showing his sinister side and Lon Chaney Jr once again making sure that his character is bathed in tragedy. Glenn Strange is given nothing to do, and Onslow Stevens proves the real highlight as Dr Edelman. Overall, this film won't do much for anyone that isn't a fan of Universal horror; but as silly monster movies go, House of Dracula is worth seeing.

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