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Hungarian-American Actor

Bela Lugosi

  • Oct 20, 1882 - Aug 16, 1956 (age 73)
  • 6' 1" (1.85 m)
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1959
Plan 9 from Outer Space
MovieJul 22, 1959

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Evil aliens attack Earth and …
Evil aliens attack Earth and set their terrible "Plan 9" in action. As the aliens resurrect the dead of the Earth to destroy the living, our lives are in danger.
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1956
Bela Lugosi
PersonalAugust 1956

Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi passed away.
The Black Sleep
MovieJun 1, 1956

The Black Sleep

The Black Sleep is a 1956 American independent horror …
The Black Sleep is a 1956 American independent horror film directed by Reginald LeBorg, and written by John C. Higgins from a story by Gerald Drayson Adams. It stars Basil Rathbone, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Bela Lugosi (in his final film role), and Akim Tamiroff in a role originally written for Peter Lorre. Tor Johnson appears in a supporting role. The film was produced by Aubrey Schenck and Howard W. Koch, as part of a four-picture finance-for-distribution arrangement with United Artists.
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1955
Hope Lininger
MarriageAugust 1955

Hope Lininger

Married Hope Lininger.
Bride of the Monster
MovieMay 11, 1955

Bride of the Monster

Rumours abound about what may go on at a creepy mansion …
Rumours abound about what may go on at a creepy mansion just out of town. The house is owned by Dr. Eric Vornoff who is conducting experiments to turn people into super-beings through the use of atomic power. Reporter Janet Lawton decides to look into what is going there and its possible connection to men that have disappeared in the area. When Vornoff takes her prisoner, he has definite plans for her.
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1953
Glen or Glenda
MovieApr 1, 1953

Glen or Glenda

Cross-dressing B-movie auteur Edward D. Wood Jr. was …
Cross-dressing B-movie auteur Edward D. Wood Jr. was unleashed upon an unsuspecting world with this purportedly sincere attempt at understanding transvestism rendered unintelligible by Ed Wood's unfathomable script, bizarre pantomime-esque vignettes and a visibly morphine-addled Bela Lugosi shouting about big green dragons.
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1952
Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla
MovieSep 4, 1952

Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla

One of the last films of Bela …
One of the last films of Bela Lugosi, the amazing thriller actor, takes a comedic role as the maniacal Dr. Zabor. Dr. Zabor is conducting experiments that attempt to combine humans with the indigenous animals of the isolated island of Cola-Cola. When two limelight entertainers from New York are accidentally dropped on the island by the military, they are met with mutant spectacles worthy of not just a laboratory, but a Broadway showcase. Some of the island mutants are fabulously beautiful island girls who enrage Dr. Zabor with their surprising interest in the island's guests.
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1948
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
MovieJun 15, 1948

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

The world of freight handlers …
The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens and escapes with the weakened monster, who he plans to re-energize with a new brain. Larry Talbot (the Wolfman) arrives from London in an attempt to thwart Dracula. Dracula's reluctant aide is the beautiful Dr. Sandra Mornay. Her reluctance is dispatched by Dracula's bite. Dracula and Sandra abduct Wilbur for his brain and recharge the monster in preparation for the operation. Chick and Talbot attempt to find and free Wilbur, but when the full moon rises all hell breaks loose with the Wolfman, Dracula, and Frankenstein all running rampant.
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1947
Scared to Death
MovieFeb 1, 1947

Scared to Death

From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the …
From a slab in the morgue, a dead young woman tells the bizarre tale of how she got there, through a maze of murder involving a hypnotist, a midget and a mysterious figure in a green mask.
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1946
Genius at Work
MovieOct 20, 1946

Genius at Work

Two actors who star in a radio detective show find …
Two actors who star in a radio detective show find themselves pitted against a villain calling himself the Cobra, who has an affinity for torture chambers.
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1945
The Body Snatcher
MovieFeb 16, 1945

The Body Snatcher

In Edinburgh, renowned surgeon and now teacher of anatomy …
In Edinburgh, renowned surgeon and now teacher of anatomy Dr. MacFarlane, has been paying John Gray, a cabman, to clandestinely bring him exhumed bodies of the recently deceased for classroom demonstration purposes. With cemeteries being increasingly guarded, Gray turns to murder to provide MacFarlane with fresh bodies. Realizing that he will never be rid of Gray, who constantly taunts him with his knowledge of MacFarland's past indiscretions, MacFarlane engages the malevolent Gray in a hand-to-hand fight to the death, the ultimate results of which provide the victor with an episode of unprecedented psychological horror.
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1944
Return of the Ape Man
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MovieJun 24, 1944

Return of the Ape Man

While on an Arctic …
While on an Arctic expedition, two scientists find the frozen body of a prehistoric caveman. They bring him home to their laboratory, but decide that in order to fully utilize (and control)...
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Voodoo Man
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MovieFeb 21, 1944

Voodoo Man

Dr. Richard Marlowe uses a combination of voodoo rite …
Dr. Richard Marlowe uses a combination of voodoo rite and hypnotic suggestion, attempting to revive his beautiful, but long-dead, wife, by transferring the life essences of several hapless young girls he has kidnapped and imprisoned in the dungeon beneath his mansion.
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1943
The Return of the Vampire
MovieNov 11, 1943

The Return of the Vampire

In 1918, an English family …
In 1918, an English family are terrorized by a vampire, until they learn how to deal with it. They think their troubles are over, but German bombs in WWII free the monster. He reclaims the soul of his wolfman ex-servant, and assuming the identity of a scientist who has just escaped from a concentration camp, he starts out on a plan to get revenge upon the family.
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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
MovieMar 5, 1943

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man

Larry Talbot finds himself in …
Larry Talbot finds himself in an asylum, recovering from an operation performed by the kindly Dr. Mannering. Inspector Owen finds him there, too, wanting to question him about a recent spate of murders. Talbot escapes and finds Maleva, the old gypsy woman who knows his secret: when the moon is full, he changes to a werewolf. She travels with him to locate the one man who can help him to die - Dr. Frankenstein. The brilliant doctor proves to be dead himself, but they do find Frankenstein's daughter. Talbot begs her for her father's papers containing the secrets of life and death. She doesn't have them, so he goes to the ruins of the Frankenstein castle to find them himself. There he finds the Monster, whom he chips out of a block of ice. Dr. Mannering catches up with him only to become tempted to monomania while using Frankenstein's old equipment.
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1942
Bowery at Midnight
MovieOct 30, 1942

Bowery at Midnight

Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Karl …
Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Karl Wagner uses his soup kitchen as a front for a criminal gang who commit a series of daring robberies and murders. When things ...
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Night Monster
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MovieOct 20, 1942

Night Monster

Kurt Ingston, a rich recluse, invites the doctors who left him a …
Kurt Ingston, a rich recluse, invites the doctors who left him a hopeless cripple to his desolate mansion in the swamps as one by one they meet horrible deaths.
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The Corpse Vanishes
MovieMay 8, 1942

The Corpse Vanishes

A scientist, aided by an old hag and her two sons, kills virginal …
A scientist, aided by an old hag and her two sons, kills virginal brides, steals their bodies, and extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young.
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The Ghost of Frankenstein
MovieMar 13, 1942

The Ghost of Frankenstein

When Ygor brings the …
When Ygor brings the Monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the Monster's current criminal brain with a normal one.
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1941
The Wolf Man
MovieDec 9, 1941

The Wolf Man

Upon the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns from America …
Upon the death of his brother, Larry Talbot returns from America to his ancestral home in Wales. He visits a gypsy camp with village girl Jenny Williams, who is attacked by Bela, a gypsy who has turned into a werewolf. Larry kills the werewolf but is bitten during the fight. Bela's mother tells him that this will cause him to become a werewolf at each full moon. Larry confesses his plight to his unbelieving father, Sir John, who then joins the villagers in a hunt for the wolf. Transformed by the full moon, Larry heads for the forest and a fateful meeting with both Sir John and Gwen Conliffe.
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Spooks Run Wild
MovieOct 24, 1941

Spooks Run Wild

The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small …
The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,...
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The Black Cat
MovieMay 2, 1941

The Black Cat

Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her …
Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her housekeeper and beloved cats. As her health fails, her greedy relatives gather in anticipation of her death.
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Invisible Ghost
MovieApr 25, 1941

Invisible Ghost

The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his …
The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him.
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1940
You'll Find Out
MovieNov 22, 1940

You'll Find Out

Kay Kyser and his orchestra are hired to entertain at the …
Kay Kyser and his orchestra are hired to entertain at the birthday party of a young heiress at a creepy old mansion, where they uncover a plot against her life. Who is the villain? The sinister judge? The phony medium? The skeptical psychologist? You'll find out.
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The Devil Bat
MovieNov 11, 1940

The Devil Bat

The Devil Bat is a 1940 black-and-white American horror film …
The Devil Bat is a 1940 black-and-white American horror film produced by Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) and directed by Jean Yarborough. The film stars Bela Lugosi along with Suzanne Kaaren, Guy Usher, Yolande Mallott and the comic team of Dave O'Brien and Donald Kerr as the protagonists. It was the first horror film from PRC.
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Black Friday
MovieFeb 29, 1940

Black Friday

When his friend Professor Kingsley is at deaths door, brain …
When his friend Professor Kingsley is at deaths door, brain surgeon Dr. Sovac saves his life by means of an illegal operation that transplants part of injured gangster Red Cannon's brain. Unfortunately, the operation has a disastrous Jeckll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars the gangster has hidden away. He attempts to find the money through the manipulation of his friend, an attempt that brings Kingsley closer to madness as he alternates between a meek professor of English and a brutal gangster out for murderous revenge on those who tried to kill him.
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1939
The Human Monster
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MovieOct 19, 1939

The Human Monster

When, a disfigured resident of a blind home begins to murder …
When, a disfigured resident of a blind home begins to murder some of the local men in the area, a doctor comes up with a plan to take advantage of these murders. Sub-lighting as an insurance agent, he decides that he can collect on the insurance policies of the men that were killed by his patient.
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Ninotchka
MovieOct 6, 1939

Ninotchka

Only the royal suite at the grandest hotel in Paris has a safe …
Only the royal suite at the grandest hotel in Paris has a safe large enough for the jewels of the Grand Duchess Swana. So the three Russians who have come to sell the jewels settle into the suite until a higher ranking official is dispatched to find out what is delaying the sale. She is Ninotchka, a no nonsense woman who fascinates Count Leon who had been the faithful retainer of the Grand Duchess. The Grand Duchess will give up all claim to the jewels if Ninotchka will fly away from the count.
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The Gorilla
MovieMay 26, 1939

The Gorilla

When a wealthy man is threatened by a killer known as The …
When a wealthy man is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive.
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Son of Frankenstein
MovieJan 13, 1939

Son of Frankenstein

One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a …
One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge.
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The Phantom Creeps
MovieJan 7, 1939

The Phantom Creeps

The Phantom Creeps is a 1939 serial starring Bela Lugosi as …
The Phantom Creeps is a 1939 serial starring Bela Lugosi as a mad scientist who attempts to rule the world by creating various elaborate inventions. In a dramatic fashion, foreign agents and G-Men try to seize the inventions for themselves. A 78-minute feature film version of the film, cut down from the serial's original 265 minutes, was released for television showing in 1949.
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1938
Bela G. Lugosi
Child1938

Bela G. Lugosi

Bela George Lugosi (born January 5, 1938) is an American …
Bela George Lugosi (born January 5, 1938) is an American attorney and the son of actor Béla Lugosi. His legal actions in Lugosi v. Universal Pictures led to the creation of the California Celebrities Rights Act.
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1936
Postal Inspector
MovieAug 16, 1936

Postal Inspector

Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad …
Postal inspectors track down money stolen from a railroad car.
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The Invisible Ray
MovieJan 20, 1936

The Invisible Ray

Visionary scientist Janos Rukh convinces a group of …
Visionary scientist Janos Rukh convinces a group of scientists and supporters to mount an expedition to the African continent to locate and study an ancient meteorite of great significance. He exposes himself to the highly toxic radiation of the meteorite, and while an antidote devised by Dr. Benet saves him from death by radiation poisoning, his naked touch causes instant death to others. Back in London, the benefits of the meteorite's controlled radiation offer Dr. Benet an opportunity to restore eyesight to the blind. The antidote's toxicity excites Prof. Rukh into paranoid rages as he seeks revenge against the members of his expedition, who he accuses of stealing his discovery for their own glory.
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1935
Murder by Television
MovieOct 1, 1935

Murder by Television

James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which …
James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send ...
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The Raven
MovieJul 8, 1935

The Raven

The Raven is a 1935 American horror film directed by Lew …
The Raven is a 1935 American horror film directed by Lew Landers (billed under his real name, Louis Friedlander) and starring Boris Karloff and Béla Lugosi. The picture revolves around Edgar Allan Poe's homonymous poem, featuring Lugosi as a Poe-obsessed mad surgeon with a torture chamber in his basement and Karloff as a fugitive murderer on the run from the police. Lugosi had the lead role but Karloff received top billing, using only his last name, Universal Studio's publicity strategy during much of the decade while Karloff's career was at its height.
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Phantom Ship
MovieApr 27, 1935

Phantom Ship

The Mystery of the Mary Celeste is a 1935 film directed by …
The Mystery of the Mary Celeste is a 1935 film directed by Denison Clift and starring Béla Lugosi, Shirley Grey and Arthur Margetson. It is one of the early films from Hammer Film Productions. It is based on the story of the Mary Celeste, a sailing ship that was found adrift and deserted in the Atlantic Ocean in 1872, and is an imagined explanation of the disappearance of the crew and passengers.
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Mark of the Vampire
MovieApr 26, 1935

Mark of the Vampire

Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a …
Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a vampire believed to haunt the local village. Now his daughter Irena is the count's next target. Enter Professor Zelen, an expert on vampires who's sent in to prevent her death. At the same time, secrets are revealed surrounding the circumstances of Sir Karell's death.
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1934
The Return of Chandu
MovieOct 1, 1934

The Return of Chandu

The Black Magic cult of Ubasti, based on the isle of Lemuria, …
The Black Magic cult of Ubasti, based on the isle of Lemuria, believes that Nadji, a princess of Egypt, is a reincarnation of their long-dead goddess, Ossana, and intend to sacrifice Nadji ...
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The Black Cat
MovieMay 3, 1934

The Black Cat

Honeymooning in Hungary, Joan and Peter Allison share their …
Honeymooning in Hungary, Joan and Peter Allison share their train compartment with Dr. Vitus Verdegast, a courtly but tragic man who is returning to the remains of the town he defended before becoming a prisoner of war for fifteen years. When their hotel-bound bus crashes in a mountain storm and Joan is injured, the travellers seek refuge in the home, built fortress-like upon the site of a bloody battlefield, of famed architect Hjalmar Poelzig. There, cat-phobic Verdegast learns his wife's fate, grieves for his lost daughter, and must play a game of chess for Allison's life.
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1933
International House
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MovieMay 27, 1933

International House

A Chinese scientist invents television, and Agents from …
A Chinese scientist invents television, and Agents from all countries gather in the remote Chinese city of Wu-Hu to buy the rights. American Tommy Nash is in trouble with fiancée Carol because his illnesses keep postponing their wedding; playgirl Peggy evades jealous ex-husband Petronovich and pursues rich American Professor Quail. Much of the movie is comedy and musical acts from old-time radio, made visible by the "radioscope". Highlight: Cab Calloway performing "Reefer Man".
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Night of Terror
MovieApr 24, 1933

Night of Terror

The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance …
The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance at the spooky old family mansion. However, throughout the night members of the family are being killed off one by one.
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The Whispering Shadow
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MovieApr 18, 1933

The Whispering Shadow

A mysterious criminal known …
A mysterious criminal known as The Whispering Shadow commits crimes by means of a gang he controls by television and radio rays. Jack Norton, whose brother was murdered by The Whispering ...
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Lillian Lugosi
Marriage1933

Lillian Lugosi

Married Lillian Lugosi.
1932
The Death Kiss
MovieDec 5, 1932

The Death Kiss

While filming the closing scene of "The Death Kiss", leading …
While filming the closing scene of "The Death Kiss", leading man Myles Brent is actually killed. Having played around with, or been married to, most of the women connected with the movie studio, there are lots of suspects. When leading lady Marcia Lane is arrested for the killing, her suiter, a studio writer, starts to investigate the killing in order to prove her innocence.
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Island of Lost Souls
MovieDec 1, 1932

Island of Lost Souls

Rescued by a passing freighter after his ship sank, Edward …
Rescued by a passing freighter after his ship sank, Edward Parker is unceremoniously dumped on an island belonging to Dr. Moreau. He's made to feel welcome there though his host tells him not to judge too quickly, or harshly, anything he might see on the island. Moreau has been conducting genetic experiments, turning animals into creatures that are half man and half beast. Parker is repelled by what he's found out but Moreau decides he might be useful in some of his experiments. Meanwhile, Parker's fiancée travels to the island to get him to return. In the end, Dr. Moreau must pay the price for experiments he has conducted.
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Chandu the Magician
MovieAug 4, 1932

Chandu the Magician

When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes …
When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.
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White Zombie
MovieJul 28, 1932

White Zombie

Young couple Madeleine and Neil are coaxed by acquaintance …
Young couple Madeleine and Neil are coaxed by acquaintance Monsieur Beaumont to get married on his Haitian plantation. Beaumont's motives are purely selfish as he makes every attempt to convince the beautiful young girl to run away with him. For help Beaumont turns to the devious Legendre, a man who runs his mill by mind controlling people he has turned into zombies. After Beaumont uses Legendre's zombie potion on Madeleine, he is dissatisfied with her emotionless being and wants her to be changed back. Legendre has no intention of doing this and he drugs Beaumont as well to add to his zombie collection. Meanwhile, grieving 'widower' Neil is convinced by a local priest that Madeleine may still be alive and he seeks her out.
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Murders in the Rue Morgue
MovieFeb 21, 1932

Murders in the Rue Morgue

Young women in Paris are …
Young women in Paris are being killed and Pierre Dupin thinks he has the solution to the crimes. He and his fiancée, Camille L'Espanaye, had recently visited a carnival side show where Dr. Mirakle showed off his large ape. Mirakle has been taking women off the street to conduct experiments he hopes will prove that man evolved from apes. Mirakle takes a liking to the pretty Camille and uses his gigantic ape to kidnap her. Pierre manages with considerable difficulty to convince the police that he is telling them the truth and they set off to the Rue Morgue to stop the evil doctor and rescue his bride-to-be.
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1931
The Black Camel
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MovieJun 21, 1931

The Black Camel

Movie star Sheila Fayne is seeing wealthy Alan Jaynes while …
Movie star Sheila Fayne is seeing wealthy Alan Jaynes while filming in Honolulu, Hawaii, but won't marry him without consulting famed psychic Tanaverro first. Tanaverro confronts her about the unsolved murder of fellow film star Denny Mayo three years earlier, and she decides to reject Jaynes' proposal. When Sheila is found shot to death in her beach-front pavilion, Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police investigates.
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Dracula
MovieFeb 12, 1931

Dracula

After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in …
After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward who then calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina's health. Van Helsing, realizing that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina's fiance, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead.
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1929
The Thirteenth Chair
MovieOct 19, 1929

The Thirteenth Chair

Although his murdered friend was by all accounts a scoundrel a …
Although his murdered friend was by all accounts a scoundrel a true "bounder" Edward Wales is determined to trap his killer by staging a seance using a famous medium. Many of the 13 seance ...
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Beatrice Weeks
MarriageSeptember 1929

Beatrice Weeks

Married Beatrice Weeks.
1921
Ilona von Montagh
MarriageSeptember 1921

Ilona von Montagh

Married Ilona von Montagh.
1917
Ilona Szmick
MarriageJune 1917

Ilona Szmick

Married Ilona Szmick.
1882
Bela Lugosi
BirthOctober 1882

Bela Lugosi

Bela Lugosi was born.
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