Son of Dracula (1943) was a Horror - Black-and-white Film directed by Robert Siodmak and produced by Ford Beebe, Jack J. Gross and Donald H. Brown.
61 Days of Hallowen: Son of Dracula (1943)By Bernardo Villela on Oct 21, 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. Son of Dracula (1943) As I mentioned in the previous post about this series of films, and in other prior, one wants something a little different in the sequels to... Read full article
Classic Films in Focus: SON OF DRACULA (1943)By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 20, 2013 From Virtual Virago
Lon Chaney, Jr., God bless him, had certain talents as an actor, but he was no man of a thousand faces like his chameleon father. The limits of the younger Chaney’s abilities come into plain view in Son of Dracula (1943), which badly miscasts the horror star as the iconic vampire (or his desce... Read full article
Son of Dracula (1943, Robert Siodmak)on Sep 4, 2008 From The Stop Button
Son of Dracula doesn’t open well. The first scene’s all right, but once Louise Allbritton shows up–in the second scene–things start to go downhill. Allbritton’s one of the film’s constant problems. She’s a terrible actress and, in a film in desperate need of... Read full article
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Prof. Harry Brewster: Hi, Harry.
Frank Stanley: Hey, Charlie!
Charlie, station agent: Hello Dr. Brewster, Mr. Stanley.
Frank Stanley: How are ya. Say, uh, those all the passengers you have?
Charlie, station agent: Just the four.
Prof. Harry Brewster: You didn't put anyone off at the wrong station, did you? We're here to meet a friend of the Caldwells, a Count Alucard.
Charlie, station agent: There was no Count on this train. All customers. Say - there was a lot of stuff in the baggage car that might belong to your Count.
Prof. Harry Brewster: Thanks, we'll take a look at it.
Train Conductor Voice: [offscreen] All aboard.
Frank Stanley: [looking at a pushcart piled with trunks and cases] Well, does this look as though he's come to stay for just a couple of weeks?
Prof. Harry Brewster: No, it doesn't. I wonder what's become of him?
Frank Stanley: Probably coming by car. Don't worry, he'll show up.
Prof. Harry Brewster: [The Doctor moves close to the luggage, studies the name on a crest on a box which has been stacked sideways] D - R - A - C ...
Frank Stanley: What are you mumbling about?
Prof. Harry Brewster: Nothing, nothing. Just a silly idea hit me. Well, if there's no Alucard, there's no need of our staying around here. I've got to get back to the office.
[He leaves scene as Frank now looks at the sideways crest. Fade to black]
Sheriff Dawes: You mean, that's all that's left of Count Alucard?
Prof. Laszlo: Look at the ring on his hand. It bears the Alucard seal, just as on his luggage.
Sheriff Dawes: Well assuming it is Alucard, or Dracula, or whoever he calls himself - where is Frank Stanley? He's still wanted for murder.
Prof. Harry Brewster: You still think that Frank killed Kay deliberately?
Sheriff Dawes: Look, Doctor, I'm only the Sheriff. I'm not the Judge. It's my job to bring him in, and the court's to decide his guilt.
Prof. Laszlo: Of course. But I think our testimony will have some bearing on their decision.
Prof. Harry Brewster: Undoubtedly. But the main thing to do now is to find Frank - and I think I know where he is.
[Dissolve to final scene, which is played entirely without dialogue]
Count Dracula: [as his coffin is burning] Put it out! Put it out, I tell ya'!
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This film features the first man-into-bat transformation ever seen on camera. In Dracula no transformations were shown on screen. Both John Carradine and Bela Lugosi would get similar treatment over the next five years.
Lon Chaney Jr.'s only vampire characterization, filmed January 7-early February, 1943, and released November 5.
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