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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Carlos Villarías As The Spanish "Drácula" (1931) (video)

In 1931, while Universal was filming "Dracula" with Bela Lugosi...

...they also made a Spanish-language version starring Carlos Villarías.

It was filmed at night using the same production elements.
Lost for many years, it was rediscovered and restored in the 1970s.

Director George Melford watched the daily rushes of the Tod Browning version...
...and, it is thought, tried to improve upon his work.

Some consider it to be the superior version.
Others prefer the work of Lugosi and Browning.

The lead performance by Carlos Villarías remains an acquired taste.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


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