Dracula (1931)

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The story of the strangest passion the world has ever known!

Directed By Tod Browning Tod Browning Starring Bela Lugosi Bela Lugosi  •  Helen Chandler Helen Chandler  •  David Manners David Manners  •  Dwight Frye Dwight Frye  •  Edward Van Sloan Edward Van Sloan Genres Based-on-19th-Century-Literature  •  Based-on-Theatre  •  Gothic Film  •  Horror  •  Monster Film  •  Pre-Code Hollywood  •  Vampire Film Studios &
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Dracula  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  2012 TCM Fest  •  Universal Monsters  •  They Shoot Zombies, Don't They? Top 1000 Horror Movies
Release Info 1931-02-14T00:00:00Z February 14, 1931
B&W  •  75 minutes NR Rated NR
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Comments (5)

 
tampabayrays03

tampabayrays03 on 3/6/2011 Reply  · 

A great and creepy film but the ending seems a little too hurried.

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movielover1994

movielover1994 on 10/14/2013 Reply  · 

I Like Bela Lugosi's Performance As Count Dracula.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 3/20/2015 Reply  · 

Just watched it from start to finish for the first time today. I realize it hasn't aged very well, but that doesn't bother me at all. I loved it!

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Crocetti53

Crocetti53 on 8/17/2017 Reply  · 

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red_berin

red_berin on 10/10/2019 Reply  · 

I really loved this movie. The castle setting in the beginning sets the mood for the film, and the abbey seems to tie it together in the end.

The acting was excellent with Frye and Lugosi (of course) as the leads. The tension between Dracula and Van Helsing was fun to watch. Maybe they used a lot of zoomed in shots on Lugosi's face, but I didn't mind one bit. Each one left me feeling creeped out.

Philip Glass's orchestral score amplifies the suspense. It wasn't added to the movie until 1999, so it would be interesting to see the movie without the music.

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