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The Vampire's Ghost (1945)

Not Rated | | Horror | 21 May 1945 (USA)
In a small African port, a tawdry bar is run by a old man named Webb Fallon. Fallon is actually a vampire, but he is becoming weary of his "life" of the past few hundred years.

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Lesley Selander

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John K. Butler (screenplay), Leigh Brackett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Abbott ... Webb Fallon
Charles Gordon Charles Gordon ... Roy Hendrick
Peggy Stewart ... Julie Vance
Grant Withers ... Father Gilchrist
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Thomas Vance
Adele Mara ... Lisa
Roy Barcroft ... Capt. Jim Barrett
Martin Wilkins Martin Wilkins ... Simon Peter
Frank Jaquet ... The Doctor
Jimmy Aubrey ... The Bum
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In a small African port, a tawdry bar is run by a old man named Webb Fallon. Fallon is actually a vampire, but he is becoming weary of his "life" of the past few hundred years.

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Slave of the blood lust!!!

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Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El espectro del vampiro See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"The Vampire's Ghost" was released by Republic on a double bill with "The Phantom Speaks." See more »

Goofs

Late in the film, Julie says that Webb Fallon saved Roy's life twice. The second time would have been when Fallon discovered a booby trap on a trail, but Fallon had told Julie he was in town at that time, not out walking with Roy. See more »

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Vampires... In Africa?
5 October 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

In a small African port, a tawdry bar is run by a old man named Webb Fallon (John Abbott). Fallon is actually a vampire, but he is becoming weary of his "life" of the past few hundred years.

This film has no one you ever heard of attached -- writer, director, actor, producer. It is completely without anyone worth mentioning. Yet, the film was well-made and looks crisp. Other films of the 1940s, with bigger stars, have not stood the test of time. This one has done so just fine.

The story is actually pretty good, and although it is not given much time to develop, works well with the time it has. There are not many African horror films out there, let alone African vampire films... and being made in 1945, one could make an interesting point about colonization, too. I will not try, however.


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