Mark of the Vampire (1935): Tod Browning Horror Film, Starring Lionel Barrymore and Bela Lugosi

Tod Browning directed Mark of the Vampire (aka Vampires of Prague), a horror film, starring Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, and Jean Hersholt.

The film is a remake of Browning’s 1927 silent, London After Midnight, though it does not credit the older film or its writers.

Sir Karell Borotyn (Holmes Herbert) is found murdered in his house, with two pinpoint wounds on his neck. The attending doctor, Dr. Doskil (Donald Meek), and Sir Karell’s friend Baron Otto von Zinden (Jean Hersholt) are convinced that he was killed by a vampire.

They suspect Count Mora (Bela Lugosi) and his daughter Luna (Carroll Borland), while the Prague Police Inspector Neumann (Lionel Atwill) refuses to believe them.

Professor Zelen (Lionel Barrymore), an expert on vampires and the occult, arrives in order to prevent the death of Karell’s daughter Irena (Elizabeth Allan), who’s the Count’s next target.

Cast
Lionel Barrymore as Professor Zelen
Elizabeth Allan as Irena Borotyn
Bela Lugosi as Count Mora
Lionel Atwill as Inspector Neumann
Jean Hersholt as Baron Otto von Zinden
Henry Wadsworth as Fedor Vincente
Donald Meek as Dr. J. Doskil
Ivan F. Simpson as Jan
Carroll Borland as Luna

 

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