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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 ...
PC Freddie
Graham Moffatt ...
The Yokel (as Graham Moffat)
María Mercedes ...
Julia Loretti (as Maria Mercedes)
Roderick Lovell ...
Douglas
David Hurst ...
Mugsy
Judith Furse ...
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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Trivia

According to a date shown printed on the masthead of the 'London Evening News,' the action of this film takes place in September of 1952. 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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Follows Old Mother Riley Overseas (1943) See more »

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My Son, the Vampire
(Prologue to US release only)
Written by Allan Sherman
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A great comedy film in its time and a piece of real nostalgia
18 April 2007 | by (New York, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I, too, first saw this film at the Classic Cinema in Hammersmith. And to me, it was hilarious. But for so many of us growing up in England, the Old Mother Riley films were always a definite treat so that it's not surprising that so many of them were made. And at the time, I'd never even heard of Bela Lugosi. There is no question that the humour in this film is understood best by those of us born and raised in England. And having lived in New York for many years, it's only in recent months that I finally saw, once again, the original version of the film. It's also remarkable for its fine cast of British character actors which includes the now legendary Dora Bryan who, after many years, remains unknown to Americans. I just don't think that Americans could ever truly appreciate or understand the full significance of this film and its importance as the final screen appearance of a British cinema legend. And yes, in the scene where a trolley bus is standing at a traffic light, it does, indeed, appear to be a 660 which I would have used to get home from the cinema after the film was over.


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