Dracula (1931 movie)

1931 film directed by Tod Browning

Dracula is a 1931 horror movie. It was directed by Tod Browning. It stars Bela Lugosi as the title vampire Count Dracula. The movie was produced by Universal Pictures.

1931 one sheet movie poster (Style F)
Directed byTod Browning
Karl Freund
Screenplay byGarrett Fort
Based onDracula (novel) by Bram Stoker
Dracula (play) by Hamilton Deane & John L. Balderston
Produced byTod Browning
Carl Laemmle, Jr.
StarringBela Lugosi
Helen Chandler
David Manners
Dwight Frye
Edward Van Sloan
CinematographyKarl Freund
Edited byMilton Carruth
Maurice Pivar
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • February 12, 1931 (1931-02-12) (New York)
Running time
85 minutes[1] (1936 Reissue: 75 minutes)
CountryUnited States

It is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston. This play in turn is based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.

In 2000, the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

References change

  1. "Dracula". The Film Daily (Volume 55) Jan-Jun 1931, February 15 Issue, Page 11.
  2. Michael Brunas, John Brunas & Tom Weaver, Universal Horrors: The Studios Classic Films, 1931-46, McFarland, 1990 p11