Passed | | Fantasy, Horror
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.
When Universal purchased the rights to the 1927 Broadway play, Lon Chaney was considered for the title role. However, Chaney died on August 26, 1930, and the role went to Bela Lugosi. His son Lon Chaney Jr. would later play Count Alucard, the son of Count Dracula, in Son of Dracula (1943).
Young Girl Passenger:
"Among the rugged peaks that crown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone age."
In the first shots of Dracula's castle a Virginia opossum, native to North America is seen in a castle in Transylvania.
The original title card has producer Carl Laemmle, Jr. identified as Presient (sic).
Also released in a silent version for theatres not yet talkie equipped.
English, Hungarian, Latin
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