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Dracula

Dracula

Tod Browning (1931)

74min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

The undead Count spreads terror through the fog-shrouded streets of London until a small group of vampire-hunters unite to destroy him once and for all. Horror based on Bram Stoker's classic novel, starring Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Helen Chandler and Edward Van Sloan.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Tod Browning
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Other Information

Language: English Black and White Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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