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Writers:
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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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An atmospheric and offbeat gem from the 1940s See more (15 total) »

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)

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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An atmospheric and offbeat gem from the 1940s, 30 January 2013
Author: Mikel3 from U.S.A.

Last night we watched a 1945 film called 'The Vampire's Ghost'. It was a pick we found included on our Amazon Prime instant video membership. With a name like that I was not expecting much from the film. Instead it turned out to be a very entertaining and offbeat vampire story. It was made by Republic Pictures yet had beautifully artistic B/W cinematography reminiscent of the Universal Horror films of that same time. The title character was played by John Abbott. He will be familiar to fans of the original Star Trek series who remember the episode 'Errand of Mercy'. Mr. Abbott played the vampire as sympathetic and likable at times, unique for Vampire characters of that decade. They were usually more sinister. Still he was a pitiless monster and evil. The film is only about 59 minutes long. At the end I found myself wishing it was longer. I recommend this to fans of 1930 and 40s horror films. I give it a 7 out of 10 rating.

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