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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 »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Terrific Ghoul-fest See more (79 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)
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
 
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:
This is the only film in which Lon Chaney Jr.'s character Lawrence Talbot sports a mustache.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 7 people found the following review useful.
Terrific Ghoul-fest, 18 June 2002
Author: twanurit from United States

This moody, creepy horror flick begins on a castle atop a cliff overlooking the sea, a great setting, as a vampire bat flies in and creeps toward a sleeping doctor (Onslow Stevens). The bat changes into a man known as Baron Latos, in reality Count Dracula (John Carradine). He seeks Dr. Edelmann's help to cure him of his vampirism. Eventually the good doctor also wants to help his hunchbacked nurse-assistant (Jane Adams), the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney), and Frankenstein's monster (Glenn Strange). But Dracula's trickery contaminates the doctor's blood, and he becomes a Jekyll/Hyde vampire himself. This is somewhat better than the prior year's "House of Frankenstein", being less episodic and more exciting visually. There's a haunting scene where Dracula tries to lure the second nurse (Martha O'Driscoll) into his world, where she is initially playing "Moonlight Sonata" on the piano, which soon gives way to terrifying music. Director Erle Kenton uses expressionistic shadows and eerie music to frame many sequences, including a wonderful montage sequence that the studio frequently used in their horror features. Two performers are of note: Stevens, with his wonderful voice, is at first sympathetic, then convincingly menacing. Adams, her beautiful face in alarming contrast to her twisted body, exhibits great pathos and sympathy. It all ends in a slam-bang climax, typical of 1940s Universal horror, a little abrupt, with footage borrowed from "The Ghost of Frankenstein" (1942). I hope Universal releases it soon on DVD (it was left out of their Double-Feature releases).

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