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cast, crew and summary of dracula's daughter - 1936

Otto Kruger - Dr. Jeffrey Garth
Gloria Holden - Countess Marya Zaleska
Marguerite Churchill - Janet Blake
Irving Pichel - Sandor
Edward Van Sloan - Dr. Von Helsing
Nan Grey - Lili
Hedda Hopper - Lady Esme Hammond
Gilbert Emery - Sir Basil Humphrey
Claud Allister - Sir Aubrey Vail
E.E. Clive - Sgt. Wilkes
Halliwell Hobbes - Constable Hawkins
Billy Bevan - Albert
Gordon Hart - Host
Douglas Wood - Dr. Townsend
Joseph R. Tozer - Dr. Graham
Eily Malyon - Miss Peabody
Fred Walton - Dr. Bemish
Christian Rub - Coachman
William von Brincken - Policeman
Edgar Norton - Hobbs
Guy Kingsford - Radio Announcer
David Dunbar - Motor Bobby
Paul Weigel - The Innkeeper
George Sorel - Police Officer
Douglas Gordon - Attendant
Eric Wilton - Butler
Agnes Anderson - Bride
William Schramm - Groom
Owen Gorin - Friend
Elsa Janssen - Guest
Bert Sprotte - Guest
John Blood - Bobby
Clive Morgan - Desk Sergeant
Hedwig Reicher - Wife
John Power - Police Official
Vesey O'Davoren - Butler
Edna Lyall - Nurse
Sylvia Chaldecott - Nurse
George Kirby - Shopkeeper
Vernon Steele - Squires
Paul Mitchell - Messenger
Pietro Sosso - Priest

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Lambert Hillyer

Garrett Fort - story by John Balderston, Oliver Jeffries, from Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker

E.M. Asher

George Robinson

Milton Carruth

Music Composer:
Heinz Roemheld

Art Direction:
Albert S. D'Agostino

Special Effects:
John P. Fulton

film summary
It’s a 1936 sequel, as the vampire-killer Dr. Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan) finds that everything isn’t as peachy as he expected – he’s in trouble with the law and soon on a desperate mission to save one damsel and investigate another.
Not the most exciting thing in the world, but it does provide insights into and perspectives on the foundation of early horror movies.
Dracula’s Daughter continues where the original Dracula left off. The Count is dead, a stake driven through his heart by Dr. Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), who believes he’s saved the world from vampires. But the world considers Von Helsing to be a nut, charging him with murder.
Countless similarities can be pulled from Dracula’s Daughter and applied to many of today’s films. While director Lambert Hillyer’s vision may have been a little more original back in 1936, it doesn’t hold up so well today. The pacing is slow, with long bouts of over-the-top dialogue. The so-called suspense scenes are anything but, due in large part to Heinz Roemheld’s overly melodramatic soundtrack.