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After a naive real estate agent succumbs to the will of Count Dracula, the two head to London where the vampire sleeps in his coffin by day and searches for potential victims by night.


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Count Dracula
Mina Seward
John Harker
Van Helsing
Doctor Seward
Lucy Weston
Joan Standing ...
Briggs - the Nurse
Martin (as Charles Gerrard)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Bakacs ...
Innkeeper's Daughter (uncredited)
Flower Girl (uncredited)
Nicholas Bela ...
Coach Passenger (uncredited)
Coach Passenger (uncredited)
Concertgoer Outside Theatre (uncredited)
Barbara Bozoky ...
Innkeeper's Wife (uncredited)
Harbormaster (uncredited) (voice)
Moon Carroll ...
Maid (uncredited)
Dracula's Wife (uncredited)
Small Scientist (uncredited)
Anita Harder ...
Bit (uncredited)
Coach Passenger (uncredited)
Surgeon (uncredited)
Cornelia Thaw ...
Dracula's Wife (uncredited)
Dracula's Wife (uncredited)
Grace - English Nurse (uncredited)
Innkeeper (uncredited)
Concertgoer Outside Theatre (uncredited)

Directed by

Tod Browning
Karl Freund ... (uncredited)

Written by

Bram Stoker ... (by)
Hamilton Deane ... (from the play adapted by) &
John L. Balderston ... (from the play adapted by)
Garrett Fort ... (play script)
Louis Bromfield ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
Tod Browning ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
Max Cohen ... (titles) (uncredited)
Dudley Murphy ... (additional dialogue) (uncredited)
Frederick Stephani ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
Louis Stevens ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

E.M. Asher ... associate producer
Tod Browning ... producer
Carl Laemmle Jr. ... producer

Cinematography by

Karl Freund

Film Editing by

Milton Carruth ... film editor

Editorial Department

Maurice Pivar ... supervising film editor

Casting By

Phil M. Friedman ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

John Hoffman ... (uncredited)
Herman Rosse ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

Charles D. Hall

Set Decoration by

Russell A. Gausman ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

Ed Ware ... (uncredited)
Vera West ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

Jack P. Pierce ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Scott R. Beal ... first assistant director (uncredited)
Herman Schlom ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

John Hoffman ... set designer (uncredited)
Charles A. Logue ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Herman Rosse ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

C. Roy Hunter ... recording supervisor
Jack Bolger ... boom operator (uncredited)
Jack Foley ... foley artist (uncredited)
William Hedgcock ... sound mixer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Frank H. Booth ... photographic effects (uncredited)
William Davidson ... miniatures (uncredited)
John P. Fulton ... matte artist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Frank H. Booth ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Joseph Brotherton ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Roman Freulich ... still photographer (uncredited)
King D. Gray ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

Heinz Roemheld ... conductor (uncredited) / music supervisor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

Dudley Murphy ... continuity (uncredited)
Aileen Webster ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Additional Crew

Carl Laemmle ... presenter / president: Universal Pictures Corporation
Max Cohen ... title designer (uncredited)
Nan Grant ... researcher (uncredited)
Charles Logue ... scenario supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Plot Summary

After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward who then calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina's health. Van Helsing, realizing that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina's fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead. Written by Doug Sederberg

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Taglines Carl Laemmle Presents The VAMPIRE THRILLER! (original posters) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Drácula (Spain)
  • Dracula - vanha vampyyri (Finland)
  • Drácula (Uruguay)
  • Drakoulas (Greece)
  • Dracula de vampier (Netherlands)
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  • 75 min
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Budget $355,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Bela Lugosi was so eager to repeat his stage success and play the Count Dracula role for the film version, that he agreed to a contract paying him $500 per week for a seven week shooting schedule, a paltry sum even during the days of the Depression. In fact, his salary was only one quarter that of actor David Manners who played Jonathan Harker. However, this fact might be misleading. Although David Manners earned $2,000 a week, he likely didn't pocket all of that money. Manners was under contract to Warner Bros./First National, which had "loaned out" their contract player at a rate considerably higher than the performers' weekly salary. Hence, much of Manners' salary went directly to Warner Bros./First National. See more »
Goofs Armadillos (native to the Americas) are seen in Dracula's castle in Transylvania. See more »
Movie Connections Alternate-language version of Drácula (1931). See more »
Soundtracks Swan Lake, Op.20 See more »
Crazy Credits The original title card has producer Carl Laemmle, Jr. identified as Presient (sic). See more »
Quotes Count Dracula: This is very old wine. I hope you will like it.
Renfield: Aren't you drinking?
Count Dracula: I never drink... wine.
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