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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!!!

Genres:

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 »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

"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 »

Connections

Referenced in Dracula Live from Transylvania (1989) See more »

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Not as good as I'd hoped.
5 August 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an unusual little B-movie from Republic Studios. It's unusual because this studio was never known for producing horror movies--it's more like what you'd expect from Universal or Columbia. In addition, it stars a guy who usually is a bit or supporting actor, the very erudite John Abbott--who I have always liked but a man whose name few would probably remember today. I remember him because I am weird about things like that and love looking for familiar supporting actors in films. It's nice to see him get a chance her to helm a film. The film also is pretty odd because you'd not normally expect a vampire film to be set in Africa! As for the overall film, I was a bit surprised. While I love classic monster movies, this was one that had little impact on me as I watched. It was neither bad nor good--sort of like the white bread of the monster world. I think the biggest problem was that the film was very talky and lacked action--and really needed an infusion of energy.


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