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(1940) see The Monster and the Girl

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.
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.

see Systeme du Docteur Goudron et du Professor Plume

DOCTOR HALLIN (1921/Lampel Film) BW. Silent. Austria.
Credits: Dir: Alfred Lampel; Sc: Alfred Lampel & J.C. Hoger.
Cast: Franz Herterich, Traute Carlsen, Karl Schopfer, Paul Kronegg.
A doctor attempts a brain transplant.






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(1908/Selig Polyscope Co.) 1 reel. BW. Silent.US.
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 Svangre Opfindelse

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: Herbert Brenon.
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 Stevenson.
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 social conventions.
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 Louis Stevenson.
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.
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 time.
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).

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.








(1925/Standard Cinema Corp./Film Booking Office) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Percy Pembroke; Prod: Joe Rock; Ph: Edgar Lyons; Titles: Tay Garnett.
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.
Cast: George Zucco, J. Carroll Naish, Lynne Roberts, Bert Roach, Jack Norton, John Sheppard, Eugene Borden, Mike Masurki, Sheppard Strudwick.
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 RX

DOCTOR SATAN'S ROBOT (1940) see The Mysterious Doctor Satan

DOCTOR SYN (1937/Gaumont) 80mins. BW. UK.
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 village vicar.
A lively pirate adventure and Arliss' last film. Remade by Hammer Studios as Captain Clegg (1962) and by Disney as Dr. Syn Alias The Scarecrow (1962).

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.
Cast: 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.

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. Silent. Italy.
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.
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. Silent. Italy.
Cast: Hesperia.
Features a suspended animation serum.

DER DORFGOLEM (1921/Sascha Film) BW. Silent. Austria.
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. BW. Silent.

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 appearance.

A DOUBLE LIFE (1912) see Convicted By Hypnotism


(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 ghostly mist!"
"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 14th.
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 D. Hall.
From the novel "Dracula" by Bram Stoker and the 1927 stageplay by Hamilton Deane & John L. Balderston.


























Cast: 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 Lugosi's hairpeice.
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.

DRACULA'S 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) 68mins.
Credits: Dir: H. Bruce Hunberstone. From the character created by S.S. Van Dine (Willard Wright).
Cast: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot, Eugene Pallette, Dorothy Tree.
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 Vance.

DRAGONWYCK (1946/Fox) 103mins. BW. US.
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 touches.

DRAKULA (1920) BW. Silent. Hungary.

Credits: Dir: Karoly Lajthay; Ph: Lajos Gasser. From the novel 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker.
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 destroyed.

(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. US.
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 I Live








(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 (1932).
Re-edited to feature length and released in 1945.

DRUMS OF JEOPARDY (1923/Truart/Hoffman) 7 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Edward Dillon; Prod: M.H. Hoffman; Sc: Arthur Hoerl. From a story by Harold McGrath.
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 Hall.
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.
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, Pedro Lopez.
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 Barrymore".


(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.

(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. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: George D. Baker; Sc: Alan Campbell; Ph: Joe Shelderfer; Costumes: Jane Lewis. From the play by Alan Campbell.






On VHS in the US

Cast: 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 community.



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