The Curse of Dracula

The Curse of Dracula

Francis Lederer
Director: Paul Landres Cast: Francis Lederer
Francis Lederer
, Norma Eberhardt
Norma Eberhardt
, Ray Stricklyn
Ray Stricklyn
Paul Landres

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Originally released as The Return of Dracula (and also known by the irrelevant title The Fantastic Disappearing Man), this interesting vampire variant on Shadow of a Doubt finds the infamous Count (Francis Lederer) leaving his castle digs in Transylvania and departing for the United States after killing an artist and assuming his identity. Passing himself off as a distant relative, he settles in with the Mayberry family in California, where he begins seeking fresh victims. The suspicions of young Rachel Mayberry (Norma Eberhardt) regarding her pale visitor's eerie nocturnal habits prove well-founded after the mysterious death of her best friend, and she soon discovers her own ghastly role in the Count's master plan; her only hope lies with an expatriate police inspector, who may be familiar with the ways of the undead. Played refreshingly straight, this modest Universal production benefits from Lederer's compelling performance as the seductive Count and several unique plot twists (including a blind girl who becomes sighted on turning into a vampire).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2016
UPC: 0887090128513
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 10,289

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Francis Lederer Bellac
Norma Eberhardt Rachel
Ray Stricklyn Tim
Jimmy Baird Mickey
Greta Granstedt Cora
Virginia Vincent Jennie
John Wengraf Merriman
Gage Clarke Reverend
John McNamara Sheriff Bicknell
Harry Harvey Station Master
Hope Summers Cornelia
Robert Lynn Doctor

Technical Credits
Paul Landres Director
Pat Fielder Screenwriter
Gerald Fried Score Composer
Arthur Gardner Producer
Jules Levy Producer
Jack MacKenzie Cinematographer
Sherman A. Rose Editor
James D. Vance Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Return of Dracula
1. Chapter 1 [6:33]
2. Chapter 2 [11:27]
3. Chapter 3 [10:55]
4. Chapter 4 [9:46]
5. Chapter 5 [7:22]
6. Chapter 6 [9:24]
7. Chapter 7 [11:52]
8. Chapter 8 [9:47]
9. Chapter 9 [:11]

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