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


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 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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Mother Riley Meets the Vampire  »

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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 »


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


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


William Tell Overture
Written by Gioachino Rossini
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A bizarre oddity
22 March 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This obscure British B-pic has to be seen to be believed. Ageing music hall entertainer Arthur Lucan ("Mother Riley") confronts a raddled and ill-looking Bela Lugosi, playing a master criminal who sleeps in his coffin and thinks he's a vampire. Lugosi, spoofing his own horror persona, is assisted by a sinister henchman called Hitchcock (!) and a silly-looking robot.

The film isn't particularly good but you keep on watching out of sheer bemusement, wondering what will crop up next. There's a song-and-dance routine in Old Mother Riley's shop, speeded-up chase sequences, a brief appearance from ex Will Hay "fat boy" Graham Moffat and, showing how social attitudes have changed, a running joke involving a drunk driver!

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