Trailer for the "Pre-Code" vampire-horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula. The film was produced by Universal and is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, which in turn is loosely based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. Already a huge hit on Broadway, the Deane/Balderston Dracula play would become the blueprint as the production gained momentum. The screenwriters carefully studied the silent, unauthorized version, Nosferatu for inspiration. One bit of business lifted directly from a nearly identical scene in Nosferatu that does not appear in Stoker's novel was the early scene at the Count's castle when Renfield accidentally pricks his finger on a paper clip and it starts to bleed, and Dracula creeps toward him with glee, only to be repelled when the crucifix falls in front of the bleeding finger. Bela Lugosi was so desperate to repeat his stage success and play the Count Dracula role for the film version, that he agreed to a contract paying him $500 per week for a seven week shooting schedule, an insultingly small amount even during the days of the Depression. Before he was cast as Count Dracula, Bela Lugosi acted as an unpaid intermediary for Universal Pictures in negotiating with the widow of author Bram Stoker in an attempt to persuade her to lower her asking price for the filming rights to the Dracula property. After two months of negotiations, Mrs. Stoker reportedly lowered her price from $200,000 to $60,000. This, however, further demonstrated to Universal how desperate Lugosi was to repeat his stage success as Count Dracula and secure the film role for himself. Sources: IMBb and Wikipedia.
It's been 25 years since Count Dracula went after Winona Ryder in 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'. To celebrate, we took a look back at Dracula through the years. Who portrayed your favorite Count? IMDb: http://imdb.to/2joj2Uc
Although there have been numerous screen versions of Bram Stoker's classic tale, none is more enduring than the 1931 original. The ominous portrayal of Count Dracula by Bela Lugosi, combined with horror specialist director Tod Browning, help to create the film's eerie mood. Dracula remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but for all time.
Subscribe today for more vintage movies! ➡️ https://bit.ly/2HDGQ1S Chamber of Horrors (1940) 👇Read Full Description Below 👇 ● IMDb link: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032406 ● IMDb Rating: 5.8/10 ● PEG: Not rated (USA) ● Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery ● Year: 1940 ● Language: English ● Director(s): Norman Lee ● Stars: Leslie Banks, Lilli Palmer, Romilly Lunge ● Writers: Edgar Wallace (novel), John Argyle (treatment) ● Storyline: A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber. ⚫ Legal Info / Disclaimer: All video materials uploaded to this channel are in the public domain. What is the public domain? Works eventually lose their copyright protection and are said to fall into the “public domain,” making them free for everyone to use. The editors of this channel did their best to verify that all videos uploaded are indeed in the public domain. However, since there is no official list of works in the public domain, we may have accidentally uploaded videos that are not in the public domain. If you are the rights owner or you have discovered a video that you believe is not in the public domain, please contact us immediately. We'll immediately remove such materials from our channel. Contact Information: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq9cYYua-FSEYnl8eFdvswg/about ● Subscribe today for more vintage movies! ➡️ https://bit.ly/2HDGQ1S #vintagemovies #fullmovies #freemovies #classicmovies #streamingmovies #oldmovies #bestmovies #oldhollywood #classicfilms #blackandwhitemovie
The Devil Bat (1940) starring Bela Lugosi -- A mad scientist develops an aftershave lotion that causes his gigantic bats to kill anyone who wears it (IMDb).
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The Epic Film Challenge II #91 - Dracula (1931) Dir. Tod Browning Starring: Bela Lugosi, Dwight Frye, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston, Frances Dade, Joan Standing The ninety-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, perhaps the most iconic big screen take of the legendary vampire, portrayed by Bela Lugosi, Dracula. September 2016 Add me on Facebook ► http://on.fb.me/1BnL53R Follow me on Twitter ► http://bit.ly/1xlT1mL Support my channel on Patreon ► http://bit.ly/1c798wJ RazorwireReviews Plays Gaming Channel ► http://bit.ly/1Ae51ED Buy from Amazon here ► http://amzn.to/1QrpdKG Peruse my Letterboxd Account ► bit.ly/1nm4Szv Stalk me on Instagram ► http://bit.ly/1Bqv50v Gaze at what I'm interested in on my Amazon Wish List ► http://amzn.to/13MsXoR Star Wars: Battlefront Live! Playlist ► http://bit.ly/1THqfbU Subscribe to my Twitch ► http://bit.ly/1xCsale Support my channel with Patreon! - https://www.patreon.com/RazorwireReviews Thanks for watching! Leave a comment!
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This is a stand-alone class on the 1931 movie Dracula, directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi, and it is also the bonus ninth week of the eight-week Frankenstein Course from Clockworks Academy. Go to https://clockworksacademy.com/courses to sign up for courses on Frankenstein, Dracula, Werewolves, Beowulf, and Zombies, all taught by Dr. Paul Moffett! -------------------------------------------------------- Here is a list of books, articles, essays, and movies I consulted in preparation for this lecture: Barthes, Roland. S/Z. Blackwell, 1990. Flynn, John L. Cinematic Vampires : the Living Dead on Film and Television, from The Devil's Castle (1896) to Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). McFarland & Co., 1992. Hunt, Leon, et al. Screening the Undead : Vampires and Zombies in Film and Television. 2014. Joslin, Lyndon W. Count Dracula Goes to the Movies : Stoker's Novel Adapted, 1922-1995. McFarland & Co., 1999. Klinger, Leslie S. Notes to The New Annotated Dracula by Bram Stoker. Norton, 2008. Kristeva, Julia. Desire in Language : a Semiotic Approach to Literature and Art. Columbia University Press, 1980. Laemmle, Carl et al. Dracula. Fullscreen. ed., Universal Studios, 1999. Peirse, Alison. Dracula on Film, 1931 - 1959. In: Lockhurst, R, (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to ‘Dracula'. Cambridge Companions to Literature . Cambridge University Press, 2017. Rickels, Laurence A., and ProQuest. The Vampire Lectures. University of Minnesota Press, 1999. Skal, David J. Hollywood Gothic : the Tangled Web of Dracula from Novel to Stage to Screen. Norton, 1990. Skal, David. “Feature Commentary” on Carl Laemmle et al. Dracula. Fullscreen. ed., Universal Studios, 1999. Stoker, Bram. Dracula. Dover, 2000. Ursini, James., and Alain Silver. The Vampire Film. A. S. Barnes, 1975. Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew. The Vampire Film : Undead Cinema. Wallflower, 2012. Williamson, Milly. The Lure of the Vampire : Gender, Fiction and Fandom from Bram Stoker to Buffy. Wallflower, 2005. Wolf, Leonard. Notes to The Annotated Dracula by Bram Stoker. Clarkson N. Potter, 1975. Plus wikipedia and IMDB to double check actor and crew member names and dates. -------------------------------------------------------- The motion picture Dracula copyright by Universal Studios, 1931. Frankenstein copyright Universal Studios, 1931. The Mummy copyright Universal Studios, 1932. Bram Stoker’s Dracula copyright by Columbia Pictures, 1992. Sesame Street copyright Sesame Workshop, 2019. My use of clips from copyrighted materials in this lecture is fair use since the material is used in an educational context for analysis of the text, the clips are not presented in such as way as to diminish the market or value of the copyrighted work, I am not profiting from the use of the copyrighted material, and the total quoted material is equal to less than 10% of the content of the copyrighted film. Dracula is available to rent via YouTube and Google Play and probably elsewhere too!