Dracula

  • PG
  • Tod Browning (1931)
  • US
  • 74 min
Film Review
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4 out of 5

This seminal classic from director Tod Browning is one of the most famous horror movies ever made, but by today's standards it is rather talky, stagebound and bloodless, with most of its important chills occurring off-screen. However, it remains the most subtly romantic and highly atmospheric rendition of Bram Stoker's tale about the Transylvanian count, with Browning orchestrating the opening scenes to macabre perfection. Bela Lugosi's star turn (he'd been in the stage version since 1927) is an impressive film debut. A neglected sequel, Dracula's Daughter, followed five years later and subsequently Lugosi never managed to escape from the role.

Plot Summary

Classic vampire horror starring Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. When the Count decides to buy a property in England, estate agent Renfield arrives in Transylvania to meet the mysterious aristocrat.

Cast and crew

Cast

Count Dracula
Bela Lugosi
Mina Seward
Helen Chandler
Jonathan Harker
David Manners
Renfield
Dwight Frye
Dr Van Helsing
Edward Van Sloan
Dr Seward
Herbert Bunston
Lucy Weston
Frances Dade
Martin
Charles Gerrard
Maid
Joan Standing
Briggs
Moon Carroll

Crew

Director
Tod Browning

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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