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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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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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Trivia

Final film of Arthur Lucan, although he continued to make live stage appearances as "Old Mother Riley". See more »

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

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[first lines]
Mugsy: There she is.
Anton Daschomb: Turn the car on.
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Referenced in The Blob (1958) See more »

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My Son, the Vampire
(Prologue to US release only)
Written by Allan Sherman
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Odd little horror comedy
25 November 2001 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

The "Mother Riley" series was a British made series of low budget comedies starring Arthur Lucan, who played, in drag, a dotty old working class woman. These films often satired British government, and how it handles it's working class. When you watch MOTHER RILEY MEETS THE VAMPIRE, much of the gags about Brit leadership will fly past modern day American audiences.

It was the last chance to see the great Bela Lugosi in his full talent, as, of course, a vampire. Later that year, 1952, addiction and poverty sank in deeper, and he would turn to working with a certain Edward Wood.


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