DRAG DU DY
DOA (1940) see The Monster and the Girl
LE DOCTEUR GOUDRON ET LE PROFESSOR PLUME (1912)
see Le Systeme du Docteur Goudron et le Professor Plume
DR. CHARLIE IS A GREAT SURGEON (1911/Eclair) 1 reel.
BW. Silent. France.
When a surgeon replaces a man's stomach with that of a monkey's, the patient begins to act
like an ape.
DOCTOR CYCLOPS (1939/Paramount)
76mins. Technicolor. US.
Credits: Dir: Ernest B.
Schoedsack; Prod: Dale Van Every & Merian C. Cooper; Sc: Tom Kilpatrick; Ph: Henry
Sharp & Winston C. Hoch; Ed: Ellsworth Hoagland; Art: Hans
Dreier & Earl Hendrick; Sfx: Farciot Edouard & Wallace Kelly; Mus: Ernst Toch,
Gerard Carbonara & Albert Hay Malotte.
Cast: Albert Dekker,
Thomas Coley, Janice Logan, Charles Halton, Victor Killian, Frank Yaconelli, Paul Fix, Frank Reicher.
"Diabolical dictator...Devastating discoverer of the most frightening invention in
the history of civilised man!"
"The thrill of the year!"
Dr. Thorkel, (Dekker), has managed to shrink animals in his experiments with radioactivity
using radium from his mine deep in the Amazonian jungle. A team of scientists, (Logan
& Halton), arrive, but they become the subjects of his experiments when they are
shrunk and have to fight for survival against Thorkel's insane schemes.
The first horror film made in Technicolor with special effects that were ahead of their
time and superb performances.
DR. GOUDRON'S SYSTEM (1912)
see Systeme du Docteur Goudron et du Professor Plume
DOCTOR HALLIN (1921/Lampel Film) BW. Silent.
Credits: Dir: Alfred Lampel; Sc: Alfred Lampel & J.C. Hoger.
Franz Herterich, Traute Carlsen, Karl Schopfer, Paul Kronegg.
A doctor attempts a brain transplant.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1908/Selig
Polyscope Co.) 1 reel. BW. Silent.US.
Aka: THE MODERN DR. JEKYLL.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: William G. Selig. From the novel by Robert Louis
Stevenson and the 1897 stageplay by Luella Forepaugh and George F. Fish.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1909) see Skaebne
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1911/Thanhauser)
10mins. 1 reel. BW. Silent.US.
Credits: Dir: Lucius Henderson. From the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: James Cruze, Marguerite Snow, Harry Benham.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1913/IMP./Universal)
3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Carl Laemmle & Herbert Brenon; Prod: Carl Laemmle; Sc:
From the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: King Baggott, Jane Gail, Matt Snyder, Howard Crampton, William Sorelle.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1913/Kinemacolour)
3 reels. Silent. UK.
Credits: Prod: Charles Urban. From the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920/Lasky/Famous
Players) 63mins. BW. (Tinted). Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: John S. Robertson; Prod: Adolph Zukor; Sc: Clara S. Beranger;
Ph: Karl Struss & Roy Overbaugh; Art: Robert Haas & Charles O'Sessel. From the
novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: John Barrymore, Nita Naldi, Brandon Hurst, Martha
Mansfield, Louis Wolheim, Charles Lane, J. Malcolm Dunn, Cecil Clovelly, George Stevens.
"The greatest drama of dual identity ever written!"
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920) see Der Januskopf
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920/Pioneer)
40mins. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Louis B. Mayer. From the novel by Robert Louis
Cast: Sheldon Lewis, Alexander Shannon, Dora Mills Adams,
Gladys Field, Leslie Austin.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1932/Paramount).
98mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Rouben Mamoulian; Prod: Adolph Zukor; Sc: Samuel Hoffenstein
& Percy Heath; Ph: Karl Struss; Ed: William Shea; Art: Hans
Dreier; Mu: Wally Westmore. From the novel "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll &
Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: Frederic March, Miriam Hopkins, Holmes Herbert, Rose Hobart, Edgar Norton, Halliwell Hobbes,
Arnold Lucy, Tempe Piggot, Robert Louis Stevenson Jnr.
"Strange desires! Loves and hates and secret yearnings...hidden in the shadows of
a man's mind!"
Believing he can separate the good and evil sides of man's nature, Dr. Henry Jekyll,
(March), concocts a potion that transforms him into the sinister Mr. Edward Hyde when he
chooses, but he soon finds that the effects of the drug are too strong to control and the
evil personality of his alter ego begins to dominate him. In the iniquitous dens of Soho
Hyde meets the provocative Ivy, (Hopkins), to whose advances he gladly perverts to his own
sadistic tendencies. Conversely, Jekyll's arrangements for marriage are not just brought
forward for convenience, but pointedly to satisfy his sexual needs within the context of
Samuel Hoffenstein, Percy Heath and Karl Struss all received Academy Award Nominations.
Robert Louis Stevenson's nephew appeared in a small uncredited role.
After Adolph Hitler's succession to power in 1933, the film was the first to be banned by
the new German government.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1941/MGM.)
127mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Victor Fleming; Prod: Victor Fleming & Victor Saville; Sc:
John Lee Mahin; Ph: Joseph Ruttenberg; Ed: H.F. Kress; Art: Cedric Gibbons; Sfx: Warren
Newcombe & Peter Ballbush; Mu: Jack Dawn; Mus: Franz Waxman. From the novel by Robert
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ingrid Bergman, Donald Crisp, Ian Hunter, C. Aubrey
Smith, Sara Allgood, Barton MacLane, Billy Bevan, Peter
Godfrey, Lawrence Grant.
"A romantic gentleman by day - a love-mad beast by night!"
Joseph Ruttenberg, Franz Waxman and H.F. Kress received Academy Award Nominations.
DOCTOR MABUSE, THE GAMBLER (1922) see Doctor
Mabuse, der Spieler
DR. MABUSE, DER SPIELER (1922/Decla
Bioscop/UFA.) 195mins. (24fps.) BW. Silent. Germany.
Aka: DOCTOR MABUSE, THE GAMBLER.
Credits: Dir: Fritz Lang; Prod: Erich
Pommer; Sc: Fritz Lang & Thea von Harbou; Ph: Carl Hoffman; Art: Otto Hunte,
Stahl-Urach, Erich Kettlehut & Karl Vollbrecht. From a story by Norbert Jacques.
Cast: Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Bernard
Goetzke, Aud Egede Nissen, Alfred Abel, Paul Richter, Gertrude Welcker, Hans Adalbert
von Schlettow, Forster Larrinaga, Georg John, Grete Berger, Julius Falkenstein, Lydia
Potechina, Anita Berber, Paul Beinsfeldt, Karl Platen, Karl Huszar, Edgar Pauly, Julius
Hermann, Lil Dagover, Adele Sandroch, Max Adalbert, Hans J.
Junkermann, Auguste Prasch-Grevenburg, Gustave Botz, Alfred Klein, Olaf Storm, Erich
Welter, Hans Sternberg, Charles H. Puffy.
Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse, (Klein-Rogge), a master of disguise, takes advantage of
his friends and amasses great fortune by exploiting Germany's misfortunes in a plot to
take over the world using hypnotism. Even as he goes insane he holds a hypnotic control
over those around him. The Chief of Police and his men surround Mabuse at his hideout and
escort the madman to prison.
This typifies Germany's cinema output while in the grip of post World War I depression,
but this particular film is one of the best brooding master criminal thrillers of the
Released by UFA. in two 10 reel parts as "Doctor Mabuse, Der Spieler- Ein Bild Der
Zeit" (95mins.) and "Inferno-Menschen Der Zeit" (100mins.). These are
thought to be lost leaving only an 8 reel version still in existence.
Sequel: Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (1933).
DOCTOR MABUSE, DER SPIELER - EIN MENSCHEN DER ZEIT (1922)
see Dr. Mabuse, der Speiler
DR. MACDONALD'S SANITORIUM (DER HUND
VON BASKERVILLE V) (1920/GreenbaumFilm) 73mins. 1514 Metres. BW. Silent. Germany.
Credits: Dir: Willy Zehn; Prod: Julius Greenbaum; Sc: Robert Liebmann.
Based on a tale by Irene Daland.
Cast: Willy Kaiser-Titz as Sherlock Holmes.
DOCTOR MANIAC (1936) see The Man
Who Changed His Mind
DR. MESNER'S FATAL PREDICTION (1910/Warwick Trading
Co.). 1 reel. BW. Silent. UK.
A husband hypnotises his wife and orders her to commit suicide.
DR. NICOLA IN TIBET (1909) see The Mystery of the Lama Convent
DR. POLLY (1914/Vitagraph) 3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
A mansion is haunted by a ghost.
DR. PYCKLE AND MR. PRIDE (1925/Standard
Cinema Corp./Film Booking Office) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Percy Pembroke; Prod: Joe Rock; Ph: Edgar Lyons; Titles: Tay
From the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: Stan Laurel, Julie Leonard,
Tiger (aka: Pete the Pup).
Dr. Pyckle, (Laurel), successfully seperates the good and evil of man's nature with the
use of a powerful drug. Transforming into the persona of Mr. Pryde, he terrorises the town
with unspeakable acts including stealing a boys ice-cream, cheating at marbles, and
popping a bag behind a lady pedestrian. The towns people track him down where Mr. Pride
attempts t o poison himself, but he drinks castor oil by mistake.
DR. RENAULT'S SECRET (1942/20th Century
Fox) 58mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Harry Lachman; Prod: Sol M. Wurtzel; Sc: William Bruckner & Robert
F. Metzler; Ph: Virgil Miller; Ed: Fred Allen; Art: Richard Day & Nathan Juran; Mus:
Emil Newman & David Rashkin. From the novel "Balaoo ou des pas au Plafond"
by Gaston Leroux.
George Zucco, J. Carroll Naish,
Lynne Roberts, Bert Roach, Jack Norton, John Sheppard, Eugene Borden, Mike Masurki,
A mad scientist, (Zucco), experimenting to try and accelerate evolution transforms an ape
that he has taught to talk into an apeman, (Naish).
|An effective second feature and a remake of Fox's The Wizard (1927) featuring a not so frightening ape creature.
DR. RX (1942) see The Strange Case of
DOCTOR SATAN'S ROBOT (1940) see The
Mysterious Doctor Satan
DOCTOR SYN (1937/Gaumont) 80mins.
Credits: Dir: Roy William Neill; Prod: Michael Balcon;
Sc: Michael Hogan & Roger Burford; Ph: Jack Cox & Jack Parry; Ed: R.E. Dearing
& Alfred Roome; Des: Vetchinsky; Mus: Louis Levy. From the novel by Russell Thorndike.
Cast: George Arliss, Margaret Lockwood, John Loder, Roy Emerton, Graham Moffatt,
George Merritt, Frederick Burtwell, Meinhart Maur.
Smugglers during 1780 on the marshes near the small English coastal village of Dymchurch
disguise themselves as skeletal figures on horseback to frighten the locals allowing them
to carry out their operations under the leadership of the notorious Captain Clegg,
(Arliss), known only as the "Scarecrow" and disguised during the day as the
A lively pirate adventure and Arliss' last film. Remade by Hammer Studios as Captain Clegg
(1962) and by Disney as Dr. Syn Alias The
DOCTOR TERROR'S HOUSE OF HORRORS (1943/National
Roadshow Attractions.) BW. US.
A compilation of clips from Vampyr (1931), White
Zombie (1932), The Scotland Yard Mystery (1933), Le Golem (1936), and the serial The Return of
Chandu (1934). The lack of any copyright notices indicate that the producers probably
did not pay for the rights to use the clips.
DOCTOR TRIMBALL'S VERDICT (1913/Cecil M. Hepworth)
1100feet. BW. Silent.UK.
Credits: Dir: Frank Wilson.
Cast: Alec Worcester, Chrissie White.
After killing his rival, Dr. Trimball purchases a skeleton for his medical practice, but
the bones are those of his rival, whose ghost materialises over the skeleton and scares
Dr. Trimball to death.
DOCTOR X (1932/First
National/Warner) 82mins. BW. (Some prints in two-toneTechnicolor) US.
Credits: Dir: Michael Curtiz; Prod: Hal Wallis; Sc: Robert Tasker & Earl Baldwin;
Ph: Richard Towers & Ray Rennahan; Ed: George Amy; Art: Anton
Grot; Mask Fx: Max Factor Company; Mus: Leo F. Forbstein. From the play by Howard W.
Comstock & Allen C. Miller.
Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray,
Lee Tracy, Preston Foster, John Wray, Arthur Edmund Carew,
Harry Beresford, Mae Busch, George Rosener, Robert Warwick, Leila Bennett, Tom Dugan,
Willard Robertson, Thomas Jackson, Harry Holman, Selmer Jackson.
"A full moon was his signal to kill!"
Newspaper reporter Lee Taylor, (Tracy), teams up with a police commissioner, (Warwick),
Ins pector Halloran, (Robertson), and mysterious scientist Dr. Xavier, (Atwill), to
discover the identity of the Moon Murderer who kills with a scalpel and cannibalises his
victims. Eventually the culprit is revealed to be the one-armed Dr. Wells, (Foster). The
evil doctor has designed a special metal arm to attatch to himself and a goopy batch of
synthetic flesh allowing him to disguise himself and throttle his victims with ease.
Now an entertaining nostalgic film that was quite horrific in its day. Curtiz made great
use of shadows and sharp angular images inspired by the early German expressionist cinema
while utilising Grot's impressive sets. Unfortunately, Tracy's wisecracking reporter
becomes tiresome and is always upstaged by Atwill's smooth delivery of his lines.
|After the initial press shows in Technicolor, the film was
largely released in monochrome, colour prints were reserved for key opening dates in
America and Europe. The belief is that Warner made the film in colour, not from choice,
but because of contractual obligations to the Technicolor Company. The same proces was
used again by the studio for Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933).
A rather worn 35mm color print resurfaced in 1973.
DOCTOR'S EXPERIMENT: OR REVERSING DARWIN'S THEORY (1908/Gaumont/Darwin) BW. Silent.
Credits: Prod: Charles Darwin.
A monkey-gland serum causes unsuspecting patients to gibber like apes.
THE DOLL'S REVENGE (1907/Cecil M.
Hepworth) 225 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Credits: Dir: Lewin Fitzhamon.
Cast: Gertie Potter, Bertie Potter.
A young boy breaks his sister's favourite doll only to witness it mend itself and grow.
The doll then tears the boy to pieces and eats him.
DON JUAN AND FAUST (1922) BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Dir: Marcel L'Herbier.
Cast: Phillippe Heriat.
DON JUAN'S COMPACT (1913/Milano) 3 reels. BW.
Don Juan sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for wealth and pleasure.
DOOM OF DRACULA (1944) see The
House of Frankenstein
DOOMED (1909/Pathe) 14mins. BW. Silent. France.
A man possesses evil hypnotic powers.
THE DOOR WITH SEVEN LOCKS (1941/Rialto)
89mins. BW. UK.
Aka: CHAMBEROF HORRORS (US).
Credits: Dir: Norman Lee; Prod: John Argyle; Sc: Norman Lee, John Argyle &
Gilbert Gunn; Ph: Alex Pryce & Ernest Palmer; Ed: E.G. Richards; Art: C. Gilbert Mus:
Guy Jones. From the novel "The Door with Seven Locks" by Edgar Wallace.
Cast: Leslie Banks, Lilli Palmer, Gina Malo, Richard
Bird, Romilly Lunge, David Horne, J.H. Roberts, Cathleen Nesbitt, Harry Hutchinson, Phil
Ray, R. Montgomery, Aubrey Mallalieu, Ross Landon.
||"A helpless victim of a madman, who uses torture
to get her secret!"
Mad Doctor Manetta, (Banks), a descendant of the Spanish Inquisitors, experiments in his
under ground torture chamber with an Iron Maiden and other horrific devices to use on the
heiress, (Palmer), he has kidnapped in an attempt to gain her wealth that lies hidden in
the family vault.
A robust mystery melodrama with no supernatural elements, just a lot of spooky atmosphere.
Banks relies on similar characteristics he used for his portrayal of Count Zaroff in The Most Dangerous Game (1932).
DOPO LA MORTE (1913/Cines/Kleine) 2150 feet. BW.
Aka: AFTER DEATH.
Features a suspended animation serum.
DER DORFGOLEM (1921/Sascha Film)
BW. Silent. Austria.
Aka: DES GOLEMS LETZTE ABENTEUER.
Credits: Dir: Julius Szomogyt.
The legendary Golem is brought to life and put to use in the fields as cheap labour.
An early comedy.
DOROTHY AND SCARECROW IN OZ (1910/Selig) 1000 feet.
DOUBLE DOOR (1934/Paramount)
75mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Charles Vidor; Sc: Gladys Lehman & Jack Cunningham; Ph: Harry
Fischbeck. Based on the play by Elizabeth McFadden.
Cast: Mary Morris, Evelyn Venable, Kent Taylor, Guy Standing, Anne Revere, Colin
Tapley, Halliwell Hobbes.
"Frankenstein, Dracula and other screen monsters pale by comparison with this
fiendish, decadent woman!"
A wealthy, but spiteful spinster, (Morris), locks up her nephew's fiancee, (Venable), in a
vault, and ruins the lives of all the people around her in an insane quest for power.
A tedious melodrama with a suitably claustrophobic atmosphere. Initially made as a vehicle
for Mary Morris who repeats her role from the stage play, but it was her only screen
A DOUBLE LIFE (1912) see Convicted
DRACULA (1931/Universal) 84mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Tod Browning; Prod: Carl Laemmle Jnr.; A.Prod: E.M. Asher; Sc: Garrett Fort & Dudley Murphy; Ph: Karl
Freund; Ed: Milton Carruth; Sup.Ed: Maurice Pivar; Art: Charles
D. Hall; Des: Hermann Rosse & John Ivan Hoffman; Ph.Fx: Frank J. Booth; Mu: Jack Pierce; Rec.Sup: C. Roy Hunter; Mus: Tchaikovsky's
"Swan Lake". Arranged: Heinz Roemheld. Based on the play by Hamilton Deane &
John Balderston and loosely on the novel by Bram Stoker.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Helen
Chandler, David Manners, Dwight
Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston, Francis Dade,
Joan Standing, Charles Gerrard, Moon Carroll, Josephine
Velez, Michael Visaroff, Daisy Belmore, Nicholas Bela, Donald
Murphy, John George, Carla (Rebecca Beth) Laemmle,
Jeraldine Dvorak, Dorothy Tree, Cornelia Thaw. Voice of harbour-master: Tod Browning.
"The strangest passion the world has ever known."
"The strangest love a woman has ever known...a livid face bent over her in the
"Listen to them...children of the night...what music they make."- Dracula.
Count Dracula, (Lugosi), is a vampire who must sustain his immortality by feeding on the
blood of others. He enlists the help of estate agent Johnathan Harker, (Manners), to find
him a suitable residence in England, and mesmerises him to help him make the journey.
Together, with Dracula's fly-eating manservant Renfield, (Frye), who was another estate
agent sent by the same firm, Dracula sails to Whitby, where he takes up residence at
Carfax Abbey and meets Mina Steward, (Chandler), who he chooses to be his
"immortal" bride by sinking his fangs into her neck. Concerned neighbour, Dr.
Van Helsing, (Van Sloan), identifies the Count as a vampire and manages to destroy the
creature by hammering a wooden stake through his heart.
||A slow and pedantic film influenced mostly by the stage
play and not by the famous book. However, this remains interesting for the role it plays
in cinema history and for beingh the catalyst for a flourishing horror genre. By todays
standards the film is technically well made and there are some imaginative touches to be
had during Lugosi's first scene in the castle, but the main problem lies in the stilted
dialogue that has unimaginatively been taken from the stageplay which slows the film down
to a crawl.
Although this made Lugosi a star he was not the first choice for the part. The shortlist
also included Conrad Veidt, Paul Muni, Ian Keith, William Courtney and John Wray. The
first actor announced to play the Count was John Wray, but as Lugosi had already played
the part on stage in 1927 the producers opted for his more familiar face and paid him
$3,500 for his services.
Lugosi was born Bela Blasko in the town of Lugos, Hungary Oct.20th. 1888. A great success
in Hungary, he fled after serving with the Bela Kun when the Romanian armies crushed the
Kun forces. In New York he formed a company of Hungarian actors and resumed his career. He
used the name Arisztid Olt in some of his earlier roles.
Dracula cost $441,984 and premiered at The Roxy, New York on February
Originally the film had an epilogue featuring Van Helsing in a curtain speech warning the
audience of the existence of vampires. The epilogue was deleted for subsequent re-issues
and has only been recently restored for video. One of Bela Lugosi's ambitions was to
re-make DRACULA and utilize the colour and 3-D process that became popular after the
sucess of THE HOUSE OF WAX (1953).
Helen Chandler's second husband was Bramwell Fletcher who appeared in Universal's The Mummy and The Undying Monster. In 1940 she
was committed to a sanitarium.
Dwight Frye, a versatile actor, became typecast as a
monster's assistant and died of a heart attack on November 7th. 1943.
Garrett Fort committed suicide with sleeping pills on Halloween 1945. John L. Balderston
died in Beverly Hills in 1954 and Carl Laemmle Jnr. died September 24th.1979, exactly
forty years to the day of the death of his father.
DRACULA was re-released on video in 1999 with a new music score by Philip Glass.
Sequel: Dracula's Daughter (1936).
DRACULA [Spanish language version]. (1931/Universal)
90mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: George Melford; Prod: Carl Laemmle Jnr. & Paul Kohner; Dialogue: B.
Fernandez Cue; Ph: George Robinson; Ed: Arturo Tavares & Maurice Pivar; Art: Charles
From the novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker and the 1927 stageplay by Hamilton Deane
& John L. Balderston.
Carlos Villarias Llano, Carmen Guerrero, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton, Pablo Alvarez
Rubio, Manuel Arbo, Eduardo Arozamena, Jose Soriano Viosca, Amelia Senisterra, John George.
Dracula, (Villarias), who with his accomplice Renfield, (Rubio), plans to make Mina,
(Tovar), his undead bride.
It was common practice for the studios to shoot the same film for Spanish audiences either
simultaneously, or after the American film was finished. Usually this practice was
reserved for films with successful prospects only.
Kohner, Melford and Robinson worked closely as a team determined to improve upon the
American version utilising more fluid camerawork and enhanced lighting.
Norton portrayed Juan Harker and Arozamena portrayed Van Helsing. Villarais was instructed
to look as much like Lugosi as possible in his role of the Count allowing him to use
The filming began on October 10th. 1930 and was filmed on the same sets as the Browning
version after the crew left work for the day. At midnight they would have dinner.
Shooting was completed on November 8th. after 22 days at a fi nal cost of $66,069, $2,700
under budget. Neither version used the same footage although Melford did use some of the
discarded negative from the Browning version.
The third reel negative had fallen prey to nitrate decomposition by the time the American
Film Institute struck a stunning, but incomplete print from the Library of Congress in
1977. The only complete print, including the rare third reel, is in the possession of the
Cuban Film Archives in Havana and was finally released onto the home video market in
America on the MCA. label in 1992.
Paul Kohner died March 16th. 1988.
DAUGHTER (1936/Universal) 70mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: Lambert Hillyer; Prod: Carl Laemmle Jnr.; A.Prod: E.M. Asher; Sc: Garrett Fort & John Balderston; Ph: George Robinson; Ed:
Maurice Pivar & Milton Carruth; Sfx: John P.Fulton; Art: Albert D'Agostino; Mu: Jack P. Pierce;
Mus: Heinz Roemheld. Based on the story "Dracula's Guest" by Bram Stoker.
Cast: Gloria Holden, Irving Pichel, Edward Van Sloan, Otto Kruger, Marguerite Churchill, Hedda
Hopper, Nan Grey, E.E. Clive, Gilbert Emery, Claude
Allister, Billy Bevan, Halliwell
Hobbes, Eily Malyon, Christian Rub, Guy Kingsford, Edgar
Norton, George Kirby, David Dunbar, Gordon Hart, Joseph E. Tozer, Douglas Wood, Fred
Walton, Paul Wei g el, George Sorel, William Von Brincken, Douglas Gordon, William
Schramm, Hedwigg Reicher, Eric Wilton, Agnus Anderson, Owen Gorin, Elsie Janssen, Bert
Spotte, John Blood, Clive Morgan, Hedwigg Reicher, John Power.
"She gives you that weird feeling!"
"More sensational than her unforgettable father!"
Countess Marya Zaleska, (Holden), realises the gravity of the curses he has inherited and
tries her best to cure herself for the love of Jeffrey Garth, (Kruger). However, she is
not above using her vampiric powers to put a spell on Garth's fiancee, (Churchill), so she
can have him all to herself. Meanwhile, Van Helsing, (Van Sloan), is trying to prove his
innocence when he was caught holding the stake that killed Dracula. Eventually, the
Countess' servant, Sandor, (Pichel), jealous of Garth, shoots at him with an arrow, but
the Countess throws herself in front of her lover catching the wooden arrow in her heart.
A muddled sequel to Dracula (1931), with a moody atmosphere and a
subtle lesbian undertone.
The final horror film produced at Universal while the studio was still run by the
Laemmles, before the Standard Capital Corporation assumed control.
Sequel: Son of Dracula (1943).
DRAGON MURDER CASE (1934/Warner)
Credits: Dir: H. Bruce Hunberstone. From the character created by S.S. Van Dine
Cast: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot, Eugene Pallette, Dorothy
Detective Philo Vance, (William), investigates a murder at an isolated mansion whose owner
believes the culprit is a mythical dragon.
A slickly paced entry to a film series begun by Paramount starring William Powell as
DRAGONWYCK (1946/Fox) 103mins.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Prod: Darryl F. Zanuck; Ph: Arthur
Miller; Mus: Alfred Newman. Based on a novel by Anya Seton.
Cast: Vincent Price, Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Glenn Lanagan, Jessica Tandy, Anne Revere, Henry
Morgan, Trudy Marshall, Reinhold Schunzel, Jane Nigh, Ruth Ford, David Ballard, Scott
Elliott, Boyd Irwin, Maya Van Horn, Spring Byington, Connie Marshall, Keith Hitchcock,
Francis Pierlot, Vivienne Osbourne.
In America, during 1840, Nicholas Van Ryan resides in a huge estate in the Hudson Valley,
and becomes angry when his wife gives birth to a daughter and not a son as he had wished.
A distant relative, Miranda Wells, arrives to look after the daughter, but Nicholas falls
in love with her and kills his wife. When Miranda becomes pregnant and the unborn child
dies, Ryan becomes a brooding sadistic madman.
Mankiewicz's directorial debut is an old fashioned romantic melodrama with some macabre
DRAKULA (1920) BW. Silent. Hungary.
||Credits: Dir: Karoly Lajthay; Ph: Lajos Gasser. From the novel 'Dracula' by Bram
No other information seems to be available as horror films were banned by the Communist
party at this time. This curio would have only had a short life-span before it was
UN DRAMA AU CHATEAU D'ACRE; OU, LES
(1912) BW. Silent. France.
Credits: Dir: Abel Gance.
The title translates as "A Drama of the Castle; or, Do the Dead Return?".
THE DRAMA OF HUMANITY (1912) see Satan
THE DREAM DANCE (1915/Lubin) 3 reels. BW. Silent.
A man suffering from nightmares dies in his sleep.
THE DREAM OF A RAREBIT FIEND (1906) 4mins. (24fps.)
BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Edwin S. Porter; Sc: Winsor McCay.
After overeating a man suffers a terrible nightmare.
An early example of trick cinematography.
THE DREAM OF OLWEN (1947) see While
DREAM OF THE MOON (1905) see Revee a la Lune
DRUMS OF FU MANCHU (1940/Republic) BW.
Serial: 15 Episodes. US.
Credits: Dir: William Witney & John English. From the stories by Sax Rohmner.
Cast: Henry Brandon, William Royle, Robert Kellard, Gloria Franklin, Olaf Hytten, Luana Walters, Dwight Frye.
The arch criminal Fu Manchu, (Brandon), and his followers seek the long lost sceptre of
Ghengis Kahn that will enable him to rule the eastern tribes.
A lively adventure serial reminiscent of The Mask of Fu Manchu
Re-edited to feature length and released in 1945.
DRUMS OF JEOPARDY (1923/Truart/Hoffman) 7 reels. BW.
Credits: Dir: Edward Dillon; Prod: M.H. Hoffman; Sc: Arthur Hoerl. From a story by
Cast: Elaine Hammersmith, Jack Mulhall, Wallace Beery, David Torrence.
Some emeralds have a strange and mysterious influence over their owner.
DRUMS OF JEOPARDY (1931/Tiffany
Pictures Inc.) 68mins. BW. US.
Reissued as MARK OF TERROR.
Credits: Dir: George B. Seitz; Sc: Florence Ryerson; Ph: Arthur Reed; Ed: Otto
Ludwig; Art: Ralph M. DeLacy; Mus: Val Burton. From a story by Harold McGrath.
Cast: Warner Oland, June Collyer, Lloyd Hughes,
George Fawcett, Ernest Hilliard, Wallace MacDonald, Hale Hamilton, Florence Lake, Mischa
Auer, Clara Blandick, Ann Brody, Murdoch MacQuarrie, Harry Semels, Edward Homans, Ruth
In Czarist Russia, scientist Boris Karlov, (Oland), learns that his daughter Anya, (Lake),
has attempted suicide following the betrayal of her lover who Karlov discovers is a member
of the aristocratic Petrov family when he finds a necklace known as the Drums of Jeopardy
in his daughter's possession.
An independent production which possesses all the qualities of a big budget studio film.
DRUMS O'VOODOO (1934/International
Stageplay Pictures) 70mins. BW. US.
Aka: SHE DEVIL.
Credits: Dir: Arthur Hoerl; Prod: Robert Mintz & Louis Weiss; Sc: J. Augustus
Smith; Ph: Walter Strenge & J. Burgi Contner; Art: Sam Corso. Based on the play
"Louisiana" by J. Augustus Smith.
Cast: J. Augustus Smith, Laura Bowman, Gus Smith, Morris McKinney, Edna Barr,
Lionel Monagas, Thomas Catt, A.B. C omathiere, Alberta Perkins, Fred Bonny, Paul Johnson,
Trixie Smith, Carrie Huff, James Davis, Ruth Morrison, Harriet Daughtry, Bennie Small,
The voodoo priestess Hagar, (Bowman), holds sway over a superstitious black community and
places a spell on a saloon owner because he is corrupting the village with liquor. Blinded
by a flash of lightning, the man stumbles into a swamp and is swallowed by quicksand.
Filmed with the all black stageplay cast accompanied by authentic negro spirituals and
traditional voodoo music. Actress Laura Bowman became known as "The Negro
THE DUALITY OF MAN (1909/Wrench) 580
feet. BW. Silent. UK.
Based on "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
THE DUEL IN THE DARK (1915/Thanhouser) BW. Silent. US.
Cast: Morris Foster, Florence LaBadie.
A person is hypnotised by someone from a distance.
DAS DUNKLE SCHLOSS-DER HUND VON
(1915/PAGU/ Union) 50mins. BW. Silent. Germany.
Credits: Dir: Willy Zehn.
Cast: Eugen Burg (as Holmes), Friedrich Zellnik, Hanni Weisse, Friedrich Kuehne.
Produced by Union after banning their competitor and former producer, Greenbaum's Das Unheimliche Zimmer-Der Hund...III for the duration of the war.
The ad campaigns denounced Greenbaum's film as not having the rights to the series, even
though it is doubtful that Union had official rights themselves.
Although unseen, Greenbaum's entry starred Neuss as Holmes who also portrayed the
character in Der Hund von Baskerville I & II and could be
considered by historians to be the official sequel to the Vitascope series. Interestingly
Kuehne continued to play the villain in both Union's and Greenbaum's versions.
The title translates as "The Dark Castle".
THE DUST OF EGYPT (1915/Vitagraph) 6 reels. BW.
Credits: Dir: George D. Baker; Sc: Alan Campbell; Ph: Joe Shelderfer; Costumes: Jane
Lewis. From the play by Alan Campbell.
Antonio Moreno, Edith Story, Hughie Mack, Charles Brown, Jay Dwiggins, William Shea,
Edward Elkas, J. Herbert Frank, Nicholas Dunaew, George Stevens, Jack Brawn, Mr. Sneeze,
Mr. Pluto, Cissy Fitzgerald, Naomi Childers, Ethel Corcoran.
The mummy of an Egyptian princess returns to life.
THE DYBBUK (1938) 125mins. Poland.
Credits: Dir: Michael Waszynsky. From the famous folktale by Sholom Anski.
Cast: Leon Liebgold, Lili Liliana, Max Bozyk, Abraham Morevsky, Dina Halpern.
The restless spirit of a man enters the body of the woman he was supposed to marry.
A beautifully detailed version of the story, notable mainly as an example of several
Yiddish language films made before Hitler's holocaust destroyed the Polish Jewish
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