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House of Dracula (1945) was a Fantasy - Horror Film directed by Erle C. Kenton and produced by Paul Malvern.

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House of Dracula (1945, Erle C. Kenton)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 14, 2016 From The Stop Button

House of Dracula is immediately disappointing. The film opens on man of science Onslow Stevens as Dracula (played by a boring John Carradine) comes visiting, hoping for some cure to vampirism. Will Carradine try to seduce Martha O’Driscoll’s fetching nurse? Will something go wrong with S... Read full article


61 Days of Halloween: House of Dracula (1945)

By Bernardo Villela on Oct 23, 2013 From The Movie Rat

Introduction For an introduction to the concept of 61 Days of Halloween, as well as a list of previously featured titles, please go here. House of Dracula (1945) What House of Dracula attempts to do is similar to what House of Frankenstein did before it, and that is to create a tale that balances m... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 19, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Released in 1945, House of Dracula is one of the many monster movie sequels that Universal churned out in an effort to keep audiences coming back for more of their favorite fiends, and, like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), or the later Abbott and Costello Meet F... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 19, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Released in 1945, House of Dracula is one of the many monster movie sequels that Universal churned out in an effort to keep audiences coming back for more of their favorite fiends, and, like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), or the later Abbott and Costello Meet F... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 19, 2013 From Virtual Virago

Released in 1945, House of Dracula is one of the many monster movie sequels that Universal churned out in an effort to keep audiences coming back for more of their favorite fiends, and, like Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), House of Frankenstein (1944), or the later Abbott and Costello Meet F... Read full article


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Dr. Edelman: Now, Mr. Talbot... You broke your promise to me, didn't you? Told the police. I don't like people who break their promises, Mr. Talbot.


[first lines]
Dr. Edelman: What are you doing here? Who are you?
Count Dracula: I am Baron Latos. I have come to you for help.
Dr. Edelman: It's five o'clock in the morning.
Count Dracula: I must apologize for the intrusion. But travel is very difficult for me, and I've come a long way.
Dr. Edelman: I don't understand.
Count Dracula: Perhaps you will, after you've led me to the basement room of this castle.
Dr. Edelman: Eh - a very strange request. This castle is my home!
Count Dracula: Have no fear, doctor. Had conditions permitted, I would have presented myself in the usual manner.
Dr. Edelman: Well, it is most unusual...
Count Dracula: I will explain everything, before sunrise.


[last lines]
Lawrence Talbot: Get out! It's the Frankenstein monster!
Mob Bursting Into Lab: [multiple ad libs] Get out... The Frankenstein monster...
[unintelligible noises and shouts, as they turn and run]


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Lon Chaney completed his pact with Universal with this feature, beginning in December 1940, with "Man Made Monster. " John Carradine would go on to play Dracula on stage, once on television (in a 1956 episode of "Matinee Theatre") , and in three more features, "Billy the Kid versus Dracula" (1965) , "The Vampire Girls" (1967, aka "Las Vampiras") , and "Nocturna" (1978) .
According to the Universal Film Script series entry for "House of Dracula", the film grew out of an earlier script, "The Wolf Man vs. Dracula", a proposed follow-up to Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man in which Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr.) would do battle with Dracula (Bela Lugosi, to be doubled by a "giant bat". At the climax, villagers attack the house and the Wolf Man kills a large number of them. The Hays Office flat-out rejected the script as too violent, so a more toned-down version was written, and eventually became this rather tame film (although Lionel Atwill does get electrocuted again, this time by Dr. Edelmann.)
Actor Glenn Strange suffered greatly during the time it to shoot the scene in which the Frankenstein Monster is discovered in quicksand. After sitting for three hours in the makeup chair each morning, having his makeup applied by Jack P. Pierce, Strange would spend the rest of the day buried in cold liquid mud (which doubled for the quicksand). "Then everybody else went out for lunch," Strange recalled. "By the time they came back, I was so cold, I could barely feel my legs." Strange's co-star, Lon Chaney Jr., suggested that Strange use alcohol to keep himself warm. Throughout the day, Chaney passed a bottle of whiskey to Strange in between takes. By the end of the day, Strange recalled, he was so drunk he could barely dress himself after removing his monster makeup and costume.
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