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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
After this film's completion, the costume of the Vampire's robot was put on display in the foyer of a Birmingham cinema. Years later, the costume wound up in a private collection in England for 20 years, before it was auctioned (minus the glass dome on its head) and sold for £1,680 at Bonhams of London, on December of 2010. See more »
Head of film crewman clearly visible at left bottom of screen as robot enters Mother Riley's bedroom. See more »
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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