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The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. When the radar-controlled Robot which he had ordered shipped... See full summary »
Retitled "My Son, the Vampire" for its 1963 American re-release (six years after Bela Lugosi's death) to cash in on the success of Allan Sherman's album, "My Son, the Folksinger."
There she is.
Anton Daschomb: Turn the car on.
During the climactic chase when Mother Riley is riding the motorcycle, the rod and wire that lifts her hat is clearly visible.
For the U.S. release in the 1960's through Columbia Pictures, the main title was replaced with a title card giving the new title as "My Son the Vampire." The change also resulted in the top billed stars, Arthur Lucan and Bela Lugosi, not appearing in the credits of this U.S. version.
Some time after the film's UK release, American distributor Jack Harris and importer Richard Gordon contemplated a US release with new footage featuring Bela Lugosi; but this could not be accomplished because of Lugosi's deteriorated physical condition. The film did not make it to US screens until 1964, where it was given about 2 minutes of added footage ahead of the main title, featuring comic songster Allan Sherman and an unidentified sexy model. In the credits that followed, the names of Lugosi and Lucan were both omitted, though they were retained in the publicity materials.