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The Vampire's Ghost (1945)

Passed  -  Horror  -  21 May 1945 (USA)
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In a small African port, a tawdry bar is run by a old man named Webb Fallon. Fallon is actually a vampire, but he is becoming weary of his "life" of the past few hundred years.

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Webb Fallon
Charles Gordon ...
Roy Hendrick
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Julie Vance
Grant Withers ...
Father Gilchrist
Emmett Vogan ...
Thomas Vance
Adele Mara ...
Lisa
Roy Barcroft ...
Capt. Jim Barrett
Martin Wilkins ...
Simon Peter
Frank Jaquet ...
The Doctor
Jimmy Aubrey ...
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In a small African port, a tawdry bar is run by a old man named Webb Fallon. Fallon is actually a vampire, but he is becoming weary of his "life" of the past few hundred years.

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Slave of the blood lust!!!

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21 May 1945 (USA)  »

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O Espectro do Vampiro  »

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A True Gem
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Vampire's Ghost, The (1945)

*** (out of 4)

Unique version of a vampire tale from Republic has been forgotten over the years due to its rarity but this here certainly needs to find a new crowd. A 400-year-old vampire (John Abbott) living in Africa sets his sight on a new girl but the voodoo locals and her boyfriend try to stop him. A very intelligent script by Leigh Brackett makes this head and shoulders more original than the Dracula films being delivered by Universal and Columbia. The film throws in all sorts of new ideas surrounding the legend of vampires and that's what makes this film so interesting even if it does drag a bit at 59-minutes. Abbott is wonderful in his role and his strange look is all the more fitting. Nice atmosphere and a terrific mood help overcome the low budget.


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