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CREEPY CLASSICS MOVIE NIGHT: From Saturday May 26, 2012 - MOVIE - Melodrama "DRACULA'S DAUGHTER" (1936) Van Helsing is arrested after staking Dracula. But Dracula's daughter is still on the loose on the foggy streets of London. Well-acted and atmospherically filmed at Universal. Suggested by Bruce Tinkel, Edison, NJ.
First saw this one of Creature Feature on Channel 5, WNEW New York back in the late sixties or early seventies. My oponion of this one is still about the same as it was when I was a kid. While it has great atmoshere and photography, it still feels disappointing. You're hoping and hoping for an appearance of Lugosi, but all you get it a wax figure of him in a coffin for a few seconds before it's burned up. I kind of felt the wax figure was scarier and more intriguing than Gloria Holden in the title role.
I know I'm going against the grain of a lot of critical opinion over the years....but I just didn't find Holden, scary or interesting...just kind of flat. I felt Edward Van Sloan and other chracter actors do a fine job, including Margaurite Churchill. Irving Pitchell, is a bit creepy as Holden's servant....but I never got his "look." Pasty make-up, dark (red?) lips and bizarre manor....he's seems like a vampire, but we find out that he is a human servant who wants to be a vampire. Now, Otto Kruger. Oh, Otto Kruger. I want to like his character, but he just seems miserable and never likeable. Some of his attitude would have been good for humor in the releationship with Curchill....but, I never find any shred of care for his charcter which hurts the film as a whole. I wanted Pitchell to dispose of him. Kruger always seems unlikeable to me, in everything I've seen him in...COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK, JUNGLE CAPTIVE, and others films. But, he's the most unlikable here.
I guess that's what I find as the biggest flaw. You don't care about ANY of the primary characters. No sympathy for anyone but Edward Van Sloan as "Von Helsing" (not "Van" here) and the poor police, comedy-relief guy at the beginning. Also, Nan Grey is sympathetic as Kruger's bedside manner basically kills her. But, I feel zero all of the major characters.
My least favorite Universal horror film of the 1930s. But, I understand that others seem to love it. Sorry, I respectfully step back from this one.
-Ron Adams, Ligonier, PA
I saw "Dracula's Daughter" on "SvenGOOLie" last month. Good to see BELA "DRAC" back &
-Your "Fiend", David ROCK Nelson, Des Plaines, IL
DRACULA'S DAUGHTER was the last Universal under the Laemmle regime
DRACULA'S DAUGHTER has some great atmosphere and sets. It sure
It's always nice to see EE Clive
Rating : ***1/2
Jay50smonstakid Maggio, Kingsman, AZ
Watched Dracula"s Daughter over the weekend. Saw this when I was a kid and didn't think a whole lot about it. It wasn't like the other Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man movies that I looked forward to watching on Nightmare Theater. But as I got older I began to appreciate it. I could see where it fit in with all the other classics of the golden age of horror (1931-1936). It was one of the last made during that period and the sequel to Dracula.
Even though Bela Lugosi was not in it, it does a good job taking up where Dracula left off. Gloria Holden is great as the daughter and you can see the torment she goes through as a vampire. I thought the rest of the cast did a great job especially Otto Kruger and Margaret Churchill. There is also Edward Van Sloan who always does a fine job in anything he is in. Irving Pichell as Sandor handles the evil assistant role with an eerieness you don't see very often. This may not be up there with the other classics of that period but it is a very enjoyable film . To me it is a classic that gets better with age.
Thanks Dave Myers, Bryant,In
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