"I never drink… wine." Bela Lugosi stars as Count Dracula, the part that brought him undying fame, in the film that started Universal on the path to becoming Hollywood's number one name in horror. Directed by Tod Browning, a master of the macabre from the silent cinema (most notably on several films with Lon Chaney), the film features exquisitely atmospheric camerawork by the great Karl Freund. DIR/PROD Tod Browning; SCR Garrett Fort, from the play by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston and the novel by Bram Stoker; PROD Carl Laemmle Jr. U.S., 1931, b&w, 75 min. NOT RATED
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