Cinema: The New Pictures: Feb. 23, 1931

Dracula (Universal). Director Tod Browning, who had charge of the best Lon Chaney pictures, has a talent for creating macabre atmosphere by the use of "interiors." He is a director who never, if he can help it, photographs a scene out of doors and then only at night or in a fog. Bram Stoker's famous novel about a vampire who survives hundreds of years after his death by drinking human blood and who is killed at last by a professor who drives a stake through his heart as he lies in his coffin provides ideal material for Browning. He has done...

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