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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 cures for their afflictions; a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and Frankenstein's Monster have their own troubles. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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 Edlemann

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)
Carey 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:
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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 (video) | UK:X (1957) | USA:Approved (Certificate #11300) | USA:Unrated (DVD)

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Lionel Atwill was terminally ill with cancer during filming and died six months after the production wrapped.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Although the Frankenstein Monster has been mouldering in a warm, moist environment for years (in the muddy caves at the base of the cliff), his clothing is apparently immortal, too, for in the very next scene after his discovery in the caves his clothing appears pristine and brand new, showing no signs of the inevitable mold and rot that ordinary fabric would incur in such conditions (unless, of course, the Doctor has re-dressed him in identical clothes, which seems unlikely). In contrast, the clothing of Dr. Niemann, who was buried/and found with the Monster, has completely rotted away, to reveal only bones.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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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
House Of Dracula (1945) **1/2, 9 August 2005
Author: MARIO GAUCI ( from Naxxar, Malta

I enjoyed this more the second time around, because at first I was disappointed to watch how poorly the Universal monsters fared when compared to earlier outings. In fact, Dracula (John Carradine) does little but lust after the female assistant of the 'celebrated' doctor (Onslow Stevens) who's supposed to cure his vampirism; though Lon Chaney Jr., returning as The Wolf Man, changes a couple of times in the film, nothing ever comes of these - but, for once, we do get a happy ending for him here; the Frankenstein Monster (Glenn Strange) doesn't appear until half the film is over and, till the very last sequence, is strapped to an operating table (still, his final rampage and come-uppance, though partly lifted from THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN [1942], is effective enough).

The film, however, belongs to Onslow Stevens who manages both facets of the doctor's personality - the intellectual, rather cold scientist who finds logic even in the supernatural and, when infected with Dracula's blood, the prowling Hyde-like menace who re-activates the Frankenstein monster (whom he just happens to come across in a cave, by the way) for his sinister purposes...but these, needless to say, are thwarted by the nth stomping of the castle grounds by the angry villagers, led by a dignified Lionel Atwill and zombie-like Skelton Knaggs! Besides Stevens' 'monster', the film features a girl hunchback(!) - I remember laughing out loud at her introduction when I first watched the film but, thinking about it now, her presence does serve a purpose as Stevens' experiments are supposed to help cure her deformity (apparently, there ain't nothing this doctor can't fix!). Despite the general cheapness of the production, I was struck by the shadowy lighting, the music (some of it, admittedly, borrowed from earlier pictures) and the set design - elements which are always a pleasure to look out for in these Universal 'classics'.

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