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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 »
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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 »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
House of Dracula (1945) **1/2 See more (75 total) »

Cast

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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:
Lionel Atwill was terminally ill with cancer during filming and died six months after the production wrapped.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The skeleton of Dr. Niemann in the cave has a highly visible, perfectly even, horizontal seam line running all the way around the top of the head; it is obviously a skeleton model often sold by medical and education supply houses to schools, etc.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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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
House of Dracula (1945) **1/2, 1 June 2005
Author: JoeKarlosi from U.S.A.

There has been a debate raging for Universal Monster fans over the decades as to what's the better film -- "House of Frankenstein" or "House of Dracula"? For me, I may prefer HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, but I certainly wouldn't count out an evening with this one, the final "serious" entry in Universal's classic monster series. It's still pretty good, though I feel its main problem is just being a victim of familiarity and nowhere else to really go at this stage. At least "Frankenstein" was a fresh idea at the time, while "Dracula" repeats the old formula again and reveals that our favorite cherished monsters had reached their limitations.

Dracula (John Carradine) arrives at the home of the kindly Dr. Edelmann (Onslow Stevens) to seek a cure from his vampirism. At the same time, the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney) shows up looking for release from his lycanthropy. Through a series of chaotic events, the warm hearted doctor turns into a Jekyll/Hyde madman and becomes intent on reviving the Frankenstein Monster (Glenn Strange). Throw in a pretty "hunchback" nurse and you've got what the ads curiously touted as "FIVE Monsters!"

What "House of Dracula" has going for it is more of that vintage Universal atmosphere and soothing music soundtrack, and a superb dual performance from Onslow Stevens as the scientist. John Carradine turns in another fine rendition of his suave Count Dracula, but Lon Chaney's werewolf is pretty much by the books at this point, although the end of the movie contains an interesting little twist for a change. Glenn Strange makes a very awesome-looking Frankenstein Monster, but unfortunately spends 99% of the film lying flat on his back with the exception of a few minor shots when he's up on his feet; some of his most active footage is swiped from BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN.

All things considered you could undoubtedly do a lot worse than "House of Dracula" for a nightly Monster Mash, but it's easy to see why Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster were retired after this chapter, and why they needed Abbott & Costello to resuscitate them three years later. **1/2 out of ****

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