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Vampire Over London (1952)

Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 1952 (USA)
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The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. When the radar-controlled Robot which he had ordered shipped... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Lucan ...
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Tilly
Philip Leaver ...
Anton Daschomb
Richard Wattis ...
P.C. Freddie
Graham Moffatt ...
The Yokel (as Graham Moffat)
María Mercedes ...
Julia Loretti (as Maria Mercedes)
Roderick Lovell ...
Douglas
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Mugsy
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Freda
Ian Wilson ...
Hitchcock - the butler
Hattie Jacques ...
Mrs. Jenks
Dandy Nichols ...
Mrs. Mott
George Benson ...
Police Sergeant
Bill Shine ...
Mugsy's Assistant
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Storyline

The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. When the radar-controlled Robot which he had ordered shipped to him is delivered instead to Mother Riley, the Vampire, through radar control, has the Robot transport itself as well as Mother Riley to the proper destination...as the old lady goes into a whirl of side-splitting action in a determined effort to frustrate the plans of the sinister Vampire. Written by alfiehitchie

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Comedy | Horror

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Mother Riley Meets the Vampire  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This was the final "Old Mother Riley" film and the only one in which Arthur Lucan's longtime partner and wife, Kitty McShane, did not appear as Mrs Riley's daughter. Lucan and McShane had a very bitter separation in 1951. See more »

Goofs

Head of film crewman clearly visible at left bottom of screen as robot enters Mother Riley's bedroom. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mugsy: There she is.
Anton Daschomb: Turn the car on.
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Featured in TJ and the All Night Theatre: My Son the Vampire (1981) See more »

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I Hold Up My Finger and I Say Tweet Tweet
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Written by Leslie Sarony
Sung by Arthur Lucan and cast
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Fun in a Nonsensical Kind of Way
17 June 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

While the Mother Riley series (with star Arthur Lucan in drag as an old woman) was rarely outrageously funny, some films in the series nevertheless do manage to amuse and keep an audience's interest. This is one such film. The best bits here involve Bela Lugosi as a vampire who actually behaves more like a mad scientist and the Robot under his command who chases after poor ole Mrs. Riley. More a spoof on old British Scotland Yard films than anything else really. Not bad of its type.


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