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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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Director:
Writer:
Edward T. Lowe Jr. (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 December 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
HORROR UPON HORROR in the HOUSE OF DRACULA See more »
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Addle-brained but fast paced and entertaining Universal Horror pic; Stevens is very enjoyable as the mad scientist See more (74 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Anne G. Sterling ... Villager (uncredited)
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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
 
Stunts
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)
 
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Runtime:
67 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
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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Trivia:
Actor Glenn Strange suffered greatly during the shooting of the scene in which the Frankenstein Monster is discovered in quicksand. After sitting for three hours in the makeup chair each morning, having his makeup applied by Jack P. Pierce, Strange would spend the rest of the day buried in cold liquid mud (which doubled for the quicksand). "Then everybody else went out for lunch," Strange recalled. "By the time they came back, I was so cold, I could barely feel my legs." Strange's co-star, Lon Chaney Jr., suggested that Strange use alcohol to keep himself warm. Throughout the day, Chaney passed a bottle of whiskey to Strange in between takes. By the end of the day, Strange recalled, he was so drunk he could barely dress himself after removing his monster makeup and costume.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At least four different cats are used in the three almost identical hissing cat scenes. In the second scene, the cat changes into another half way through.See more »
Quotes:
[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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Addle-brained but fast paced and entertaining Universal Horror pic; Stevens is very enjoyable as the mad scientist, 15 March 2007
Author: J. Spurlin from United States

Baron Latos appears to Dr. Edelman (Onslow Stevens) in the middle of the night and reveals that he's really Count Dracula (John Carradine). He seeks a cure for his vampirism. A trip to the basement shows that Dracula has already taken the liberty of moving in - there's his coffin, filled with the dirt from his own grave. Dr. Edelman takes this brazenness in stride while refusing to believe in the supernatural. Later, Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.) shows up, asking for a cure for his lycanthropy. He can't bear to change into a werewolf one more time. Edelman must save Talbot from a suicide attempt when Talbot throws himself into the ocean and gets swept into a cave. While in the cave, Edelman and Talbot find Frankenstein's monster (Glenn Strange). Edelman decides to revive him, but Talbot and Edelman's hunchbacked female assistant (Jane Adams) talk him out of it. Meanwhile, Edelman's other assistant (Martha O'Driscoll) finds herself seduced by Count Dracula; while Edelman finds the evil count has an even more powerful influence over his own life.

Dracula's corruption of Edelman adds a Jekyll-and-Hyde type story to this already over-monstered brew. Why didn't they throw in the Mummy and the Invisible Man for the hell of it?

Of all the Universal Horror films that are wacky-idiotic, this is the most entertaining. Stevens is very enjoyable as Edelman; the plot moves fast; a certain character gets his first happy ending; and it's fun to imagine that the real reason Frankenstein's monster is angry is that he sees the movie is almost over and he hasn't even done anything yet.

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