Dracula Overview:

Dracula (1931) was a Fantasy - Horror Film directed by Tod Browning and Karl Freund and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr., Tod Browning and E.M. Asher.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Stage Play written by Bram Stoker published in 1897 (novel); Oct 5, 1927 - May 1928 (play performed at Fulton Theatre, NY).

Dracula was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2000.

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OLD DRACULA

By Dan Day, Jr. on Jan 5, 2020 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

One of the non-political things trending the most on the internet this week has been the new BBC TV adaptation of DRACULA. I haven't seen any of it yet--from what I've heard about it, I'd probably just be whining and moaning over it. I did happen to view another radical interpretation of Bram Stoke... Read full article


Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Francis Ford Coppola)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 26, 2019 From The Stop Button

On one hand, with the Wojciech Kilar score, Bram Stoker?s Dracula can get away with just about anything. On the other, with Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves playing leads? well, it needs something to help it get away with anything. It helps neither Ryder or Reeves are the actual star of the film. Neith... Read full article


Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Francis Ford Coppola)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 26, 2019 From The Stop Button

On one hand, with the Wojciech Kilar score, Bram Stoker?s Dracula can get away with just about anything. On the other, with Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves playing leads? well, it needs something to help it get away with anything. It helps neither Ryder or Reeves are the actual star of the film. Neith... Read full article


Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Francis Ford Coppola)

on Nov 26, 2019 From The Stop Button

On one hand, with the Wojciech Kilar score, Bram Stoker?s Dracula can get away with just about anything. On the other, with Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves playing leads? well, it needs something to help it get away with anything. It helps neither Ryder or Reeves are the actual star of the film. Neith... Read full article


Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992, Francis Ford Coppola)

on Nov 26, 2019 From The Stop Button

On one hand, with the Wojciech Kilar score, Bram Stoker?s Dracula can get away with just about anything. On the other, with Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves playing leads? well, it needs something to help it get away with anything. It helps neither Ryder or Reeves are the actual star of the film. Neith... Read full article


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Quotes from

Renfield: I'm loyal to you Master, I 'm your slave, I didn't betray you! Oh no, don't! Don't kill me! Let me live, please! Punish me - torture me - but let me live! I can't die with all those lives on my conscience, all that blood on my hands!


John Harker: My, what a big bat!


Count Dracula: For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you're a wise man, Van Helsing.


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Facts about

Similar to the prologue in Frankenstein, the original release featured an epilogue with Edward Van Sloan talking to the audience about what they have just seen. This was removed for the 1936 re-release and is now assumed to be lost.
Several famous elements often associated with Dracula are not visible in this film. At no point does Dracula display fangs. Also, the famous vampire bite mark on the neck is never shown either (though it is visible in the Spanish version).
Universal's original plan was to make a big-budget adaptation of "Dracula" that would strictly adhere to the Bram Stoker novel. However, after the stock market crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Great Depression, Universal chose not to risk an investment on such a sprawling film. Instead, it adapted the much less expensive Hamilton Deane stage play.
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Dracula

Released 1931
Inducted 2000
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