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Release Date:
21 May 1945 (USA) See more »
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Slave of the blood lust!!!
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

John Abbott ... Webb Fallon
Charles Gordon ... Roy Hendrick

Peggy Stewart ... 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 ... The Bum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George M. Carleton ... Sailor (uncredited)
Fred Howard ... Sailor (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Sailor (uncredited)
Arlyn Roberts ... Dancer (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Sailor (uncredited)
Floyd Shackelford ... Native (uncredited)
Tom Steele ... Sailor with Barrat (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jim Thorpe ... Native (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ... Sailor (uncredited)
Zack Williams ... Taba (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lesley Selander 
 
Writing credits
John K. Butler (screenplay) and
Leigh Brackett (screenplay)

Leigh Brackett (original story)

Produced by
Rudolph E. Abel .... associate producer (as Rudy Abel)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Pittack (photographed by)
Bud Thackery (photographed by) (as Ellis Thackery)
 
Film Editing by
Tony Martinelli 
 
Art Direction by
Russell Kimball 
 
Set Decoration by
Earl Wooden 
 
Makeup Department
Peggy Gray .... hair stylist
Bob Mark .... makeup supervisor
 
Sound Department
Dick Tyler Sr. .... sound (as Richard Tyler)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Lydecker .... special photographic effects
Theodore Lydecker .... special photographic effects
 
Visual Effects by
Gordon Schaefer .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tom Steele .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Richard Cherwin .... musical director
 
Other crew
Jerry Jarrette .... dance director
 

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Runtime:
59 min
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Certification:
UK:H (1946) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #10530)

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"The Vampire's Ghost" was released by Republic on a double bill with "The Phantom Speaks."See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Vampires... In Africa?, 5 October 2011
Author: gavin6942 from United States

In a small African port, a tawdry bar is run by a old man named Webb Fallon (John Abbott). Fallon is actually a vampire, but he is becoming weary of his "life" of the past few hundred years.

This film has no one you ever heard of attached -- writer, director, actor, producer. It is completely without anyone worth mentioning. Yet, the film was well-made and looks crisp. Other films of the 1940s, with bigger stars, have not stood the test of time. This one has done so just fine.

The story is actually pretty good, and although it is not given much time to develop, works well with the time it has. There are not many African horror films out there, let alone African vampire films... and being made in 1945, one could make an interesting point about colonization, too. I will not try, however.

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