Mark Of The Vampire (1935)
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Sir Karell has been murdered, and the tiny pinpoint wounds on his neck suggest that a vampire did it. Baron Otto and Dr. Doskil are convinced of it, while the police inspector from Prague refuses to believe. Prof. Zelin, who specializes in the occult, must convince him that a dead count and his wife walk among the living and threaten both Karell's daughter and her fiance, along with everyone else in the frightened village. At least that's how it all seems ...
Title: Mark Of The Vampire
Release Date: March 28, 1935
Runtime: 60 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery
Languages: English, Czech
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With M
MPAA Rating: Approved
Lionel Barrymore ...Professor Zelen
Elizabeth Allan ...Irena Borotyn
Bela Lugosi ...Count Mora
Lionel Atwill ...Inspector Neumann
Jean Hersholt ...Baron Otto Von Zinden
Henry Wadsworth ...Count Fedor Vencenti
Donald Meek ...Dr. Doskil
Jessie Ralph ...Midwife (scenes deleted)
Ivan F. Simpson ...Jan (as Ivan Simpson)
Franklyn Ardell ...Chauffeur
Leila Bennett ...Maria
June Gittelson ...Annie
Carroll Borland ...Luna Mora (as Carol Borland)
Holmes Herbert ...Sir Karell Borotyn
Michael Visaroff ...Innkeeper
Lionel Belmore ... (scenes deleted)
Robert Greig ...Fat Man (scenes deleted)
Baron Hesse ...Bus Driver (scenes deleted)
Doris Lloyd ... (scenes deleted)
Eily Malyon ...Sick Woman (scenes deleted)
Torben Meyer ...Card Player (scenes deleted)
Henry Stephenson ... (scenes deleted)
Zeffie Tilbury ...Grandmother (scenes deleted)
Guy Bellis ...Ronnie, Englishman at inn
James Bradbury Jr. ...Actor
Egon Brecher ...Coroner
Louise Emmons ...Gypsy Hag
John George ...Gypsy
Rosemary Glosz ...Innkeeper's Wife
Mrs. Lesovosky ...Old Woman at Inn
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John L. Balderston
- Dr. J. Doskil: [nervously] I admit I was a bit impatient... I mean hungry for one of your wonderful meals. Innkeeper: Yes, the vampires are hungry too for their supper!
Irena Borotyn: I felt her deadly cold breath on my throat. I must have fainted. I knew no more.
Prof. Zelin: We must all die. There's nothing terrible about death, but to live on after death, a soul earth-bound, a vampire. You don't wish any such fate for your beloved.
- Large South American bats were imported for the picture.
Preview reviews list a running time of 80 minutes, indicating that considerable footage was cut prior to the film's release. This would explain why many credited actors are not seen in the final print.
The film was banned in Poland, and censors in Hungary excised the screams, shots of bats and other gruesome scenes.
Throughout the film, Count Mora (Bela Lugosi) has an unexplained bullet wound on his temple. In the original script, Count Mora was supposed to have had an incestuous relationship with his daughter Luna, and to have committed suicide. After filming began, however, MGM deleted references to the crime (and any remaining references may have been deleted when 20 minutes of footage was removed after the film's preview). Because director Tod Browning's previous film, Freaks (1932), had been a box office disaster, Browning was unable to object to any changes made by the studio.
Edward Ward scored the trailer
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