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Mark of the Vampire (1935) was a Horror - Mystery Film directed by Tod Browning and produced by Tod Browning.

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MARK OF THE VAMPIRE On Blu-ray From Warner Archive

By Dan Day, Jr. on Oct 18, 2022 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

During the last few years the Warner Archive Collection has been releasing a number of fantastic restorations of classic Hollywood horror films. Now they've brought out on Blu-ray Tod Browning's somewhat controversial MARK OF THE VAMPIRE, made by MGM and released in 1935. MARK OF THE VAMPIRE is a so... Read full article

Mark of the Vampire (1935) (2)

By Aurora on Oct 11, 2013 From Once Upon a Screen

In the small village of Vioska in Czechoslovakia… Sir Karell Borotyn is found dead in his study – his body completely drained of blood. ?He has two small wounds on his neck. ?The local doctor, Doskil, immediately suspects that this is the act of a vampire, a fear that runs rampant throug... Read full article

Mark of the Vampire (1935) (1)

By Beatrice on May 14, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Mark of the Vampire Directed by Tod Browning 1935/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing This is a sound re-make of the famous lost silent horror picture, London After Midnight, which starred Lon Chaney. ?It also shares a lot of themes with Tod Browning’s 1931 Dracula. ?The film begins in t... Read full article

Mark of the Vampire (1935, Tod Browning)

on Jan 4, 2013 From The Stop Button

MGM cut at least twenty-five percent out of Mark of the Vampire, which accounts for some of the plotting problems but still leaves the film a little messy. Ben Lewis’s editing is weak during dialogue exchanges, not just in general. And no amount of studio interference could have changed Browni... Read full article

Classic Films in Focus: MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935)

By Jennifer Garlen on Oct 27, 2012 From Virtual Virago

Like Dracula's Daughter (1936), Mark of the Vampire (1935) plays out as a kind of semi-sequel to Dracula (1931), even though this Tod Browning picture was made for MGM rather than Universal. The movie reunites Browning with his Dracula star, Bela Lugosi, but it also stocks the screen with a bevy of ... Read full article

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Inspector Neumann: I know. We all thought our vampire scheme was so simple, so certain of success. We never thought we'd fail.

Irena Borotyn: I felt her deadly cold breath on my throat. I must have fainted. I knew no more.

Count Mora: Did you watch me? I gave all of me. I was greater than any real vampire!

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The film was banned in Poland, and censors in Hungary excised the screams, shots of bats and other gruesome scenes.
This movie was banned in Sweden by the Swedish Censorship Board, identity number 52.956. MGM never came back with an alternative cut down version.
Throughout the film, Count Mora (Bela Lugosi) has an unexplained bullet wound on his temple. In the original script, Count Mora was supposed to have had an incestuous relationship with his daughter Luna, and to have committed suicide. After filming began, however, MGM deleted references to the crime (and any remaining references may have been deleted when 20 minutes of footage was removed after the film's preview). Because director Tod Browning's previous film, Freaks, had been a box office disaster, Browning was unable to object to any changes made by the studio.
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