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House of Dracula (1945)

Approved | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 7 December 1945 (USA)
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Count Dracula and the Wolf Man seek cures for their afflictions; a hunchbacked woman, a mad scientist and Frankenstein's Monster have their own troubles.

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Writer:

Edward T. Lowe Jr. (original screenplay) (as Edward T. Lowe)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Lawrence Talbot / The Wolf Man (as Lon Chaney)
John Carradine ... Dracula / Baron Latos
Martha O'Driscoll ... Miliza Morelle
Lionel Atwill ... Police Inspector Holtz
Onslow Stevens ... Dr. Franz Edlemann
Jane Adams ... Nina
Ludwig Stössel ... Siegfried (as Ludwig Stossel)
Glenn Strange ... The Frankenstein Monster
Skelton Knaggs ... Steinmuhl
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Storyline

Dracula arrives at Dr. Edelman's office asking for a cure to his vampirism. However, this is a ruse by Dracula to get near Dr. Edelman's beautiful female assistant and turn her into a vampire. Meanwhile, a sincere Lawrence Talbot, AKA the Wolfman, arrives seeking a cure for his lycanthropy. When Dr. Edelman's first attempt fails, Talbot tries to commit suicide by jumping off a cliff, but instead finds a network of underground caves where Frankensteins Monster is in stasis. Chaos ensues as the three monsters fight for dominance of each other. Written by Norman Cook <cook@ssdgwy.mdc.com>

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Taglines:

Frankenstein's Monster ... Wolf Man ... Dracula ... Mad Doctor ... Hunchback See more »

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wolf Man vs. Dracula See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although the Frankenstein Monster is found still clutching the skeleton of Dr. Niemann after wandering into quicksand in House of Frankenstein (1944), the resurrections of Larry Talbot/the Wolf Man and Count Dracula from their "deaths" in the same film are not explained. See more »

Goofs

Some scenes of the Frankenstein monster use stock footage from Bride of Frankenstein and The Ghost of Frankenstein wherein the differences between Boris Karloff. Lon Chaney Jr. and Glenn Strange in the same role become apparent. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Edelman: What are you doing here? Who are you?
Count Dracula: I am Baron Latos. I have come to you for help.
Dr. Edelman: It's five o'clock in the morning.
Count Dracula: I must apologize for the intrusion. But travel is very difficult for me, and I've come a long way.
Dr. Edelman: I don't understand.
Count Dracula: Perhaps you will, after you've led me to the basement room of this castle.
Dr. Edelman: Eh - a very strange request. This castle is my home!
Count Dracula: Have no fear, doctor. Had conditions permitted, I would have presented myself in the usual manner.
Dr. Edelman: Well, it is most ...
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor 'Quasi una fantasia', Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the 'Moonlight Sonata'
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the final monster film until they were revived for Abbott and Costello
30 March 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the least of the Universal horror films featuring any of the "Big 3"==Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and the Wolfman. Despite John Carradine's Dracula being killed pretty thoroughly in the last film, he's back again. And, Frankenstein is here as well. However, what's totally new is the type of doctor they meet. This guy is interested in helping the monsters to become good respectable citizens and sets about ridding them of their evil ways. Of course, like always, the good intentioned doctor is a real idiot and he really is doing Dracula's evil bidding--as he wants Frankenstein revived so he can serve him in his plan for global evil. Sure. Whatever. Anyway, apart from the odd plot, there's really nothing new here. It's a decent film sure to please fans of the genre, but is about the most skipable monster movie Universal made featuring any of the Big 3.


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