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Director:
Writers:
John K. Butler (screenplay) and
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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)

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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Referenced in Charles Manson Superstar (1989) (V)See more »

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Good vampire film, 20 November 2005
Author: vtcavuoto from United States

"The Vampire's Ghost" is an underrated film. Don't expect a lot of effects or Gothic settings-this film carries itself without it. That may be a drawback to some viewers. The acting is good and the jungle scenes add an interesting touch. Some genre expectations(i.e. inability to go out in the sun)are thrown out. John Abbott is fine in the lead role. He plays a sympathetic figure at the beginning but starts to show his sinister side. He runs a dive by the waterfront which covers his true identity. When murders are committed, the natives start to blame him. The manner in which he is killed is a change from most vampire movies and the ability to regain his strength via moonlight is an original one. "Vampire's Ghost" is a film that is worth a look. Note-Movies Unlimited has a very good copy of this film but it is on VHS only. You could always have it transferred to DVD.

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