Bela Lugosi, Jr.: “My father was very urbane and cultured, and he always tried to teach me something”

In Robert Cremer’s 1976 publication “Lugosi: The Man Behind the Cape” (Henry Regnery Company, Chicago), Lugosi’s son Bela Lugosi, Jr., writes in his introduction: ‘It is difficult for me to believe that Dad has been gone for twenty years. My memory is still very clear of the sound of his voice, the look of his eyes, his long stride when he was walking, his interest in me, and the magnitude of his feelings – of elation, depression, joy, and sorrow. People even recognized him walking in a dark street just by the sound of his voice.”

The father – and acting legend – he refers to, is Béla Ferenc Dezsõ Blaskó, a.k.a. Bela Lugosi (1882-1956), formerly a stage actor who first appeared before the camera in his native Austria-Hungary exactly one hundred years ago and who, a decade after his arrival in the US 1920), made film history when playing the title role in Universal’s groundbreaking screen classic “Dracula” (1931), directed by Todd Browning.

The film launched the studio’s series of horror films in February 1931, and when later that year “Frankenstein” starring Boris Karloff was released, Universal with then 22-year-old studio head Carl Laemmle, Jr., put itself further on the map: the ‘Universal Monsters’ with Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr., became both a trademark and a landmark in the early sound cinematic landscape of the 1930s.

The trailer of “Dracula” (1931) with Bela Lugosi playing Count Dracula

Bela Lugosi worked as a stage and screen actor in his native country (where he worked with director Mihály Kertése who later became Michael Curtiz), before moving to Berlin and finally making his way to America to work as an actor on stage and screen on the East Coast. A decade later he played Count Dracula before the camera, a role he would always be identified with.

I met his son Bela Lugosi, Jr. (b. 1938) for an interview at his downtown LA office near Pershing Square about nine years ago. Then a 70-year-old lawyer – a reserved, very kind and highly intelligent gentleman – he generously took the time to talk about his father and about growing up as the son of a celebrity in the film community.

Mr. Lugosi, how do you look back to your father’s career and achievements ?

My father had a very long career before he came to America and a very lengthy career after he made “Dracula.” The difference is that his roles were very versatile the first half of his life – before “Dracula” – and were complying to the horror genre in later years, probably because he gave such a marvellous performance as Dracula, first on stage in 1927, and later on in the motion picture. When he was cast by Universal to appear in the screen version, the film marked the beginning of Universal’s horror movie success and it brought my dad a lot of attention. As a result he was cast in other horror pictures, also made at other studios, but he was never able to make the transition to other genres. I know he would have liked to have achieved success by playing a variety of roles, but he has become an icon because of his role as Count Dracula and he would have been so surprised and proud of his great popularity still today.

Studio portrait of Bela Lugosi. Photograph: Marvin Paige Motion Picture and Television Archive

That’s right. Yet, after “Dracula,” he played mostly doctors, professors or counts, often referring to his portrayal as Count Dracula.

Yes, but it’s also because his performance of Dracula is so iconic. Had he not made that motion picture, he would probably not be remembered by so many people, so to that extent it was a blessing. Somehow it was also a curse because of the typecasting, but it did keep him employed and who knows what his fate would have been had he not made “Dracula.” He was a wonderful actor, probably he would have benefited of quite a few years of wonderful roles, had he done such a good job in a non-horror genre film.

Did you ever see him at work on the set of a movie?

I did watch him prepare for motion picture roles. He would study the script, go over the lines over and over again till he perfected them. By the time he got to the studio and it was time for his scenes, he could do it in one take while the other actors in the same scene would need multiple takes. He was a viragous reader, studied current events and a variety of subjects, and he prepared his movie roles the same way he prepared his mind on a lot of different subjects. He was 56 when I was born, so he was way in his sixties when I first realized how he prepared for his work, and by the time I started observing him, he had a world of experience. That accounts for his ability to be prepared for a character or a scene. I remember when I was about ten years old, I was on the set of “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” [1948] and then I realized how unusual it all was. During their coffee break time, there I was sitting with Glenn Strange who played the Monster, and Lon Chaney Jr. who played the Wolf Man. That was a pretty remarkable experience. And when I look at his old movies now, I am still very interested to see how he mastered his craft.

You were born right here in Los Angeles. Did you also spend your childhood in LA?

I lived in Los Angeles up until I was six years old. I remember playing with some local neighbors. When I was six, I was transferred to a military school where I also lived. So that was from the first grade till the sixth grade, and then I went to public school in the same community. When my parents would visit me on Sundays, the attention of the whole school was on their arrival. Later, when my mom took my friends and me to see dad’s movies, they would be scared, but to me, it was just my dad on the screen.  When I moved back to Los Angeles, I was in the middle of the ninth grade. So I was pretty much a Los Angeles resident from the time I was fourteen, fifteen years old. While I was in high school, I didn’t want so much attention, I’d rather keep a low profile. But you have to know that when my father died in 1956, he wasn’t as popular as he is today. Now there’s this whole new generation that knows who he is, but he didn’t have this iconic status back then. My parents were also very much involved with the Hungarian community in Los Angeles, so we spent a lot of weekends at the clubhouse. Looking back, I can tell you that I had a very normal life as a child and I have great memories of playing in our Los Angeles home.

Bela Lugosi with his son Bela Lugosi, Jr. Photograph: Bela Lugosi, Jr.

What was your father’s circle of friends like?

They were primarily artists, dancers, musicians – that type of crowd – and not the typical actor-director-producer crowd. He’d have parties in his house, they’d smoke cigars, drink fine wine, dance, but not any names of Hollywood actors and stars. And a lot of his friends were Hungarians that he stayed in touch with. He lived in Los Angeles from 1930.

But the name Lugosi will always ring a bell?

I think so. Every day somebody comments about my name. He is so remembered. The fan mail that I get comes from various generations, people who have somehow been exposed to his films. I also have my own website [click here]. My father was very urbane and cultured, and he always tried to teach me something. He was a good father, very personable with people. He was not a boogie man at home, he did not bring his roles home. But it’s very unfortunate that a lot of people only remember him as he was in his later years, which were not the best years of his life. They focus on negative aspects of his life as they tend to overlook his glorious, early years when he was extremely successful. People think he was an addict, but he became addicted to morphine as a result of leg pains that he had resulting from an injury. Late in his life, he turned himself in to be cured, and when he left the hospital, he was completely cured. That was a very heroic effort, and I am very proud how he took control of his life again.

Poster of “The Black Cat” (1934), the first of eight films with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi

Your father made several films with Boris Karloff who also became one of Universal’s legendary horror stars [“Frankensten”]. Was there ever any rivalry between the two of them?

No, none whatsoever. This was only created by the media, which made it interesting for selling tickets for their films.

Did you ever consider acting?

No, I never did. I chose for an entirely different profession. I am practicing law, I still do, every day (laughs). I’m 70 now, it keeps me mentally focused.

Do people still ask you about Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood” [1994] with Martin Landau portraying your father?

All the time. I liked Martin Landau’s performance, but as I told you, it is disappointing to me that people often focus on the end of his life. That’s why “Ed Wood” doesn’t do justice to my dad as he really was. Unlike the character in this film, my dad was a gentleman, he was brave and he held on to his work ethics until he passed away in 1956.

Los Angeles,
March 27, 1998

FILMS

 

NÁSZDAL, a.k.a. THE WEDDING SONG (1917) DIR Alfréd Deésy SCR Ignác Balla, Nándor Újhelyi CAST Bela Lugosi (Bertram) [as Arisztid Olt], Károly Lajtay, Klára Peterdy, Irén Barta, Richard Kornay

LEONI LEO (1917) DIR Alfréd Deésy SCR József Pakots (novel by George Sand) CAST Bela Lugosi (Leoni Leo) [as Arisztid Olt], Annie Góth, Lajos Gellért, Lilla Bársony, Marel Rolla, Gusztáv Turán

AZ EZREDES, a.k.a. THE COLONEL (1917) DIR Mihály Kertése [Michael Curtiz] SCR Richárd Falk (play by Ferenc Herczeg) CAST Sándor Góth, László Z. Molnár, Károly Huszár, Bela Lugosi [as Arisztid Olt], Géza Boross

LILI (1918) DIR Cornelius Hintner SCR Jenö Faragó CAM Károly Vass CAST Ida Andorffy, Irén Barta, Sándor Góth, Károly Huszár, Richard Kornay, Claire Lotto, Bela Lugosi (Plinchard / General) [as Arisztid Olt], Ila Lóth

AZ ÉLET KIRÁLYA, a.k.a. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY (1918) DIR Alfréd Deésy SCR József Pakots (novel by Oscar Wilde) CAST Norbert Dán, Bela Lugosi (Lord Henry Wotton) [as Arisztid Olt], Annie Góth, Lila Lóth, Gusztáv Turán

ÁLARCOSBÁL, a.k.a. MASKED BALL (1918) DIR Alfréd Deésy SCR Francesco Maria Piave, Antonio Somma, Eugène Scribe CAM Károly Vass CAST Annie Góth, Bela Lugosi (René) [as Arisztid Olt], Norbert Dán, Gyula Fehér, Richard Kornay, Lajos Gellért

99, a.k.a. NINETY-NINE (1918) DIR Mihály Kertése [Michael Curtiz] SCR Iván Siklósi (novel by R.F. Foster) CAM István Eiben CAST Victor Varconi, Lajos Réthey, Jenö Balassa, Bela Lugosi (Kurt Lingner) [as Albert Lugesi], Zoltán Szerémy, Claire Lotto

KÜZDELEM A LÉTÉRT, a.k.a. STRUGGLE FOR LIFE (1918) DIR Alfréd Deésy SCR Alphonse Daudet CAM  ED  MUS  CAST Bela Lugosi (Orlay Paál) [as Arisztid Olt], Annie Góth, Ila Lóth, Klára Peterdy, Ferenc Virágh

TAVASZI VIHAR, a.k.a. SPRING TEMPEST (1918) DIR Alfréd Deésy SCR László Békeffi CAST Myra Córthy, Bela Lugosi (Renner Fölbirtokos) [as Arisztid Olt], Bogyó Bánóczi, Norbert Dán, Lajos Gellért, Alice Rónay, Aladár Fenyõ

LULU (19) DIR Mihály Kertése [Michael Curtiz] SCR Iván Siklósy CAST Bela Lugosi [as Arisztid Olt], Klára Peterdy, Norbert Dán, Rózsi Ilosvay

A LEOPÁRD (1918) DIR Alfréd Deésy SCR Alphonse Daudet CAST Bela Lugosi (Orlay Pál építész) [as Arisztid Olt], Annie Góth, Klára Peterdy, Ila Lóth, Gusztáv Turán, Péter Konrády

CASANOVA (1919) DIR Alfréd Deésy CAST Alfréd Deésy, Camilla von Hollay, Norbert Dán, Sandy Igolits, Richard Kornay, Annie Góth, Bela Lugosi [as Arisztid Olt]

NACHENSCHNUR DES TOT, a.k.a. NECKLACE OF THE DEAD (1919) CAST Bela Lugosi

SKLAVEN FREMDEN WILLENS, a.k.a. HYPNOSIS and SLAVES OF A FOREIGN WILL (1920) DIR Richard Eichberg PROD Richard Eichberg SCR Karl Schneider CAM Joe Rive CAST Lee Parry, Gertrud de Lalsky, Karl Halden, Bela Lugosi (Professor Mors), Marga Köhler, Violetta Napierska

DER FLUCH DER MENSCHHEIT, US title DAUGHTER OF THE NIGHT (1920) DIR – PROD Richard Eichberg SCR Arthur Teuber CAM Joe Rive CAST Lee Parry, Violetta Napierska, Robert Scholz, Bela Lugosi (Andre Fleurot), Gustav Birkholz

DER FLUCH DER MENSCHHEIT 2, US title DAUGHTER OF THE NIGHT (1920) DIR – PROD Richard Eichberg SCR Arthur Teuber CAM Joe Rive MUS Mark Kaplan CAST Lee Parry, Violetta Napierska, Robert Scholz, Bela Lugosi (Andre Fleurot), Gustav Birkholz

DAS GANZE SEIN IST FLAMMEND LEID (1920) DIR Ottmar Ostermayr SCR Alfred Schirokauer CAST Fritz Greiner, Bela Lugosi, Alice Matay, Ernst Rückert, Carl Sick, Ruth von Maers

DIE SKLAVENHALTER VON KANSAS CITY (1920) DIR Wolfgang Neff SCR Jane Bess CAST Ludwig Rex, Grete Weixler, Fritz Falkenberg, Marte Stern, Bela Lugosi (George Corvin), Josef Reithofer

NAT PINKERTON IM KAMPF, 1. TEIL: DAS ENDE DES ARTISTEN BARTOLINI (1920) DIR Wolfgang Neff SCR Jane Bess CAM Herrmann Saalfrank CAST Olaf Storm, Joe Nestor-Pridum, Marian Alma, Sybill de Brée, Bela Lugosi (Gang Leader), Eduard van Meghem

DER JANUSKOPF, a.k.a. THE JANUS HEAD and THE TWO-FACED MAN (1920) DIR F.W. Murnau PROD Erich Pommer SCR Hans Janowitz (novel by Robert Louis Stevenson) CAM Karl Freund, Carl Weiss, Carl Hoffman CAST Conradt Veidt, Magnus Stifter, Margarete Schlegel, Bela Lugosi (Dr. Warren’s Diener), Margarete Kupfer, Danny Guertler

LEDERSTRUMPF, 1. TEIL: DER WILDTÖTER UND CHINGACHGOOK, a.k.a. THE DEERSLAYER AND CHINGACHGOOK (1920) DIR – PROD Arthur Wellin SCR Robert Heymann (novel by James Fenimore Cooper) CAM Ernest Plhak CAST Emil Mamelok, Herta Heden, Bela Lugosi (Chingachgook), Gottfried Kraus, Edward Eyseneck, Margot Sokolowska

DIE FLUCH DER MENSCHHEIT – 1: DIE TOCHTER DER ARBEIT, a.k.a. THE CURSE OF MAN (1920) DIR – PROD Richard Eichberg SCR Arthur Teuber, William Merkel CAM Joe Rive CAST Lee Parry, Violetta Napierska, Robert Scholz, Gustav Birkholz, Willy Kaiser-Heyl, Reinhold Pasch, Bela Lugosi (Reckless Saboteur)

DER FLUCH DER MENSCHHEIT – 2: IM RAUSCHE DER MILLIARDEN, a.k.a. IN THE ECSTASY OF BILLIONS (1920) DIR – PROD Richard Eichberg SCR Arthur Teuber, William Merkel CAM Joe Rive CAST Lee Parry, Violetta Napierska, Felix Hecht, Robert Scholz, Willy Kaiser-Heyl, Reinhold Pasch, Bela Lugosi, Paul Ludwig

AUF DEN TRÜMMERN DES PARADIESES (1920) DIR Josef Stein PROD Marie Luise Droop, Fritz Knevels SCR Erwin Baron, Marie Luise Droop (novel by Karl May) CAM Josif Rona CAST Carl de Vogt, Meinhart Maur, Gustav Kirchberg, Dora Gerson, Claire Lotto, Tronier Funder, Erwin Baron, Bela Lugosi

DUE FRAU IM DELPHIN, ODER 30 TAGE AUF DEM MEERESGRUND, a.k.a. THE WOMAN IN THE DOLPHIN (1920) DIR Artur Kiekebusch-Brenken SCR Jan Gramatzki CAM Karl Freund CAST Emilie Sannom, Magnus Stufter, Rudolf Hilberg, Bela Lugosi (Tom Bill), Ernst Pittschau, Jacques Wandryck

LEDERSTRUMPF, 2. TEIL: DER LETZTE DER MOHIKANER, a.k.a. LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1920) DIR – PROD Arthur Wellin SCR Robert Heymann (novel by James Fenimore Cooper) CAM Ernest Plhak CAST Emil Mamelok, Herta Heden,  Bela Lugosi (Chingachook), Gottfried Kraus, Edward Eyseneck, Margot Sokolowska

DIE TODESKARAWANE, US title CARAVAN OF DEATH (1920) DIR Josef Stein PROD Mary Luise Droop SCR Erwin Baron, Marie Luise Droop (novel by Karl May) CAM Gustave Preiss, Otto Stein CAST Carl de Vogt, Meinhart Maur, Erwin Baron, Gustav Kirchberg, Dora Gerson, Claire Lotto, Maximilian Werrak, Bela Lugosi (Scheik)

DIE TEUFELSANBETER, a.k.a. THE DEVIL WORSHIPPERS (1920) DIR Mary Luise Droop SCR Mary Luise Droop (novel by Karl May) CAST Carl de Vogt, Meinhart Maur, Tronier Funder, Bela Lugosi, Fred Immler, Ilja Dubrowski, Erwin Baron

APACHENRACHE, 3. TEIL: DIE VERSCHWUNDENDE MILLION, a.k.a. JOHN HOPKINS THE THIRD (1921) DIR Wolfgang Neff PROD Liddy Hegewald SCR Jane Bess CAM Herrmann Saalfrank CAST Curt Cappi, Sybill de Brée, Fritz Falkenberg, Harry Frank, Frydel Fredy, Bela Lugosi, Ludwig Rex

IHRE HOHEIT DIE TÄNZERIN (1922) DIR – PROD Richard Eichberg SCR Helmuth Orthmann CAM Paul Adler, Erich Grimmler CAST Lee Parry, Robert Scholz, Violetta Napierska, Bela Lugosi, Syme Delmar, Rudolf Klein-Rhoden, Paul Ludwig

THE SILENT COMMAND (1923) DIR J. Gordon Edwards SCR Anthony Paul Kelly (story by Rufus King) CAM George W. Lane, Bennie Miggins CAST Edmund Lowe, Alma Tell, Martha Mansfield, Betty Jewel, Florence Martin, Bela Lugosi (Hisston), Carl Harbaugh

THE REJECTED WOMAN (1924) DIR Albert Parker SCR John Lynch (also story) CAM J. Roy Hunt CAST Alma Rubens, Conrad Nagel, George MacQuarrie, Wyndham Standing, Bela Lugosi (Jean Gagnon), Frederick Burton, C. Aubrey Smith

HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (1924) DIR Victor Seastrom [Victor Sjöström] PROD Irving G. Thalberg, Victor Seastrom [Victor Sjöström] SCR Victor Seastrom [Victor Sjöström], Carey Wilson, Leonid Andreyev CAM Milton Moore ED Hugh Wynn MUS William Axt CAST Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Ruth King, Marc McDermott, Ford Sterling, Tully Marshall, Edward Arnold, Bela Lugosi (Clown)

THE MIDNIGHT GIRL (1925) DIR Wilfred Noy PROD I.E. Chadwick SCR (adaptation by Wilfred Noy, Jean Conover; story by Garrett Fort) CAM G.W. Bitzer, Frank Zukor ED Paul F. Maschke CAST Lila Lee, Gareth Hughes, Dolores Cassinelli, Charlotte Walker, Bela Lugosi (Nicholas Harmon), Ruby Blaine, John D. Walsh, William Harvey, Sidney Paxton

DAUGHTERS WHO PAY (1925) DIR George Terwilliger SCR (story by  William B. Laub) CAM Edward Paul CAST Marguerite De La Motte, John Bowers, J. Barney Sherry, Joseph Stricker, Bela Lugosi (Serge Romonsky)

HOW TO HANDLE WOMEN (1928) DIR William James Craft SCR Carl Krusada (story by William James Craft, Jack Foley) CAM Arthur L. Todd ED Charles Craft CAST Glenn Tryon, Marian Nixon, Raymond Keane, Mario Carillo, George Herriman, Bull Montana, Cesare Gravina, Bela Lugosi (Diplomat’s Aide)

THE VEILED WOMAN (1929) DIR Emmett J. Flynn SCR Douglas Z. Doty (story by Lia Torá, Julio De Moraes) CAM Charles G. Clarke CAST Lia Torá, Paul Vincent, Walter McGrail, Joseph Swickard, Kenneth Thomson, André Cheron, Ivan Lebedeff, Lupita Tovar, Bela Lugosi (Murdered Suitor)

PRISONERS (1929) DIR William A. Seiter PROD Walter Morosco SCR Forrest Halsey (novel by Ferenc Molnár) CAM Lee Garmes ED LeRoy Stone CAST Corinne Griffith, Ian Keith, Otto Matieson, Baron Hesse, Julanne Johnston, Anne Schaefe, Bela Lugosi (Brottos), Charles Clary

THE LAST PERFORMANCE (1929) DIR Pál Fejös SCR James Anthony Creelman (also story) CAM Hal Mohr ED Robert Carlisle, Edward L. Cahn, Robert Jahns CAST Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Leslie Fenton, Fred MacKaye, Eddie Boland, Walter Brennan, Bela Lugosi (voice only in Hungarian-language version)

THE THIRTEENTH CHAIR (1929) DIR – PROD Tod Browning SCR Elliott J. Clawson (play by Bayard Veiller) CAM Merritt B. Gerstad ED Harry Reynolds CAST Conrad Nagel, Leila Hyams, Margaret Wycherly, Helene Millard, Holmes Herbert, Mary Forbes, Bela Lugosi (Inspector Delzante), John Davidson, Charles Quatermaine

SUCH MEN ARE DANGEROUS (1930) DIR Kenneth Hawks ASSOC PROD Al Rockett SCR Ernest Vajda (story by Elinor Glyn) CAM L. William O’Connell ED Harold D. Schuster CAST Warner Baxter, Catherine Dale Owen, Hedda Hopper, Claud Allister, Albert Conti, Bela Lugosi (Dr. Goodman)

KING OF JAZZ (1930) DIR John Murray Anderson PROD  SCR Harry Ruskin CAM  ED  MUS  CAST Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff, Glenn Tyron, William Kent, Slim Summerville, Carla Laemmle, Walter Brennan, Bing Crosby, Bela Lugosi (Emcee, only in Hungarian-language version)

WILD COMPANY (1930) DIR Leo McCarey ASSOC PROD Al Rockett SCR Bradley King (story by Bradley King, John Stone) CAM L. William O’Connell ED Clyde Carruth MUS James V. Monaco, Cliff Friend, Jack Meskill CAST Frank Albertson, Joyce Compton, Sharon Lynn, H.B. Warner, Richard Keene, Frances McCoy, Kenneth Thomson, Bela Lugosi (Felix Brown), Oscar Apfel

RENEGADES (1930) DIR – PROD Victor Fleming SCR Jules Furthman (novel by André Armandy) CAM L. William O’Connell ED Harold D. Schuster MUS Arthur Kay CAST Warner Baxter, Myrna Loy, Noah Beery, Gregory Gaye, George Cooper Bela Lugosi (The Marabout), Noah Beery Jr.

VIENNESE NIGHTS (1930) DIR Alan Crosland SCR Oscar Hammerstein II CAM James Van Trees ED Harold McLernon CAST Vivienne Segal, Alexander Gray, Jean Hersholt, Walter Pidgeon, Louise Fazenda, Bert Roach, Bela Lugosi (Count von Ratz)

OH, FOR A MAN! (1930) DIR – ASSOC PROD Hamilton McFadden EXEC PROD William Fox SCR Philip Klein, Lynn Starling (story ‘Stolen Thunder’ by Mary T. Watkins) CAM Charles G. Clarke ED Alfred DeGaetano MUS Peter Brunelli CAST Jeanette McDonald, Reginald Denny, Marjorie White, Warren Hymer, Alison Skipworth, Albert Conti, Bela Lugosi (Frescatti)

DRACULA (1931) DIR Tod Browning PROD Tod Browning, Carl Laemmle, Jr. SCR (play by Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston; novel by Bram Stoker) CAST Bela Lugosi (Count Dracula), Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Edward Van Sloan, Herbert Bunston, Carla Laemmle

FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN (1931) DIR Lloyd Bacon SCR (adaptation by Joseph Jackson, Eddie Welch; play by Cole Porter, Herbert Fields, E. Ray Goetz) CAM Devereaux Jennings ED Robert O. Crandall CAST Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, William Gaxton, Helen Broderick, John Halliday, Claudia Dell, Lester Crawford, Bela Lugosi (Orizon)

WOMEN OF ALL NATIONS (1931) DIR Raoul Walsh SCR Barry Conners (characters created by Maxwell Anderson, Laurence Stallings) CAM Lucien N. Androit ED Jack Dennis MUS Carli Elinor CAST Victor McLaglen, Edmund Lowe, Greta Nissen, El Brendel, Humphrey Bogart, Mischa Auer, Joyce Compton, Fifi D’Orsay, Bela Lugosi (Prince Hassan)

THE BLACK CAMEL (1931) DIR – PROD Hamilton MacFadden SCR Barry Conners, Philip Klein (novel by Earl Derr Biggers) CAM Joseph H. August, Daniel B. Clark ED Alfred DeGaetano CAST Warner Oland, Sally Eilers, Bela Lugosi (Tarneverro), Dorothy Revier, Victor Varconi, Murray Kinnell, William Post Jr., Robert Young

BROADMINDED (1931) DIR Mervyn LeRoy SCR Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby CAM Sidney Hickcox ED Alexander Hall MUS Herbert Taylor CAST Joe E. Brown, Ona Munson, William Collier Jr., Marjorie White, Holmes Herbert, Margaret Livingston, Thelma Todd, Bela Lugosi (Pancho Arango), Grayce Hampton

MURDERS IN THE RUE ROGUE (1932) DIR Robert Florey PROD Carl Laemmle, Jr. SCR Tom Reed, Dale Van Every (adaptation by Robert Florey; additional dialogue by John Huston; story by Edgar Allan Poe) CAM Karl Freund ED Milton Carruth CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. Mirakle), Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach, Betty Ross Clarke, Brandon Hurst

WHITE ZOMBIE (1932) DIR Victor Halperin PROD Edward Halperin SCR Garnett Weston (story by Garnett Weston; novel by William B. Seabrook) CAM Arthur Martinelli ED Harold McLernon CAST Bela Lugosi (‘Murder’ Legendre), Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer, John Harron, Brandon Hurst

CHANDU THE MAGICIAN (1932) DIR William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel SCR Barry Conners, Philip Klein (radio drama by Vera M. Oldham, Harry A. Earnshaw, R.R. Morgan) CAM James Wong Howe ED Harold D. Schuster CAST Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi (Roxor), Herbert Mundin, Henry B. Walthall, Weldon Heyburn, June Lang

ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1932) DIR Erle C. Kenton SCR Waldemar Young, Philip Wylie (novel by H.G. Wells) CAM Karl Struss CAST Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi (Sayer of the Law), Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Kathleen Burke, Arthur Hohl, Stanley Fields, Paul Hurst

THE DEATH KISS (1932) DIR Edwin L. Marin SCR George Kahn, Barry Barringer (book by Madelon St. Dennis) CAM Norbert Brodine ED Rose Loewinger CAST David Manners, Adrienne Ames, Bela Lugosi (Joseph Steiner), John Wray, Vince Barnett, Alexander Carr, Kingh Baggott

THE WHISPERING SHADOW (1933) DIR Colbert Clark, Albert Herman PROD Nat Levine, J. Laurence Wickland SCR Colbert Clark, Barney A. Sarecky, Wyndham Gittens, George Morgan, Norman S. Hall (story by Colbert Clark, Barney A. Sarecky, Wyndham Gittens, George Morgan, Norman S. Hall) CAM Ernest Miller, Edgar Lyons ED Ray Snyder, Gilmore Walker MUS Lee Zahler CAST Bela Lugosi (Professor Adam Anton Strang), Viva Tattersall, Malcolm McGregor, Henry B. Walthall, Robert Warwick, Ethel Clayton, Roy D’Arcy, Karl Dane, Yakima Canutt

NIGHT OF TERROR (1933) DIR Benjamin Stoloff PROD Bryan Foy SCR William Jacobs, Beatrice Van (story ‘The Public Be Damned’ by Willard Mack) CAM Joseph A. Valentine ED Arthur Hilton CAST Bela Lugosi (Degar), Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Tully Marshall, Bryant Washburn, Gertrude Michael, George Meeker

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE (1933) DIR A. Edward Sutherland SCR Francis Martin, Walter DeLeon (story by Louis E. Heifetz, Neil Brant) CAM Ernest Haller CAST Peggy Hopkins Joyce, W.C. Fields, Rudy Vallee, Stuart Erwin, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Sari Maritza, Bela Lugosi (General Nicholas Branovsky Petronovich), Sterling Holloway

THE DEVIL’S IN LOVE (1933) DIR Wilhelm Dieterle [William Dieterle] SCR Howard Estabrook (story ‘Consul of the Damned’ by Harry Hervey) CAM Hal Mohr ED Ralph Dietrich CAST Victor Jory, Loretta Young, Vivienne Osborne, David Manners, C. Henry Gordon, Herbert Mundin, J. Carrol Naish, Bela Lugosi (Military Prosecutor), Akim Tamiroff

THE BLACK CAT (1934) DIR Edgar G. Ulmer PROD Carl Laemmle, Jr. SCR Peter Ruric (story by Edgar G. Ulmer, Peter Ruric) ED Ray Curtiss MUS Heinz Roemheld CAST Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (Dr. Vitus Werdegast), David Manners, Julie Bishop, Egon Brecher, Harry Cording, Lucille Lund, Henry Armetta, Albert Cordi, King Baggott, John Carradine

GIFT OF GAB (1934) DIR Karl Freund PROD Carl Laemmle, Jr. SCR Rian James (adaptation by Lou Breslow; story by Jerry Wald, Philip G. Epstein) CAM George Robinson, Harold Wenstrom ED Ray Curtiss MUS Edward Ward CAST Edmund Lowe, Gloria Stuart, Ruth Etting, Phil Baker, Ethel Waters, Paul Lukas, Victor Moore, Chester Morris, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (French Apache Dancer), Andy Devine, Sterling Holloway, Dennis O’Keefe

THE RETURN OF CHANDU (1934) DIR Ray Taylor PROD Sol Lesser SCR (adaptation by Barry Barringer; radio drama by Vera M. Oldham, Harry A. Earnshaw, R.R. Morgan) CAM John Hickson ED Carl Himm, Louis Sackin CAST Bela Lugosi (Frank Chandler [Chandu]), Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Lucien Prival, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Baby Peggy

THE MYSTERIOUS MR. WONG (1934) DIR William Nigh PROD George Yohalem SCR Nina Howatt (adaptation by Lew Levinson; suggested by the story ‘The Twelve Coins of Confucius’ by Harry Stephen Keeler) CAM Harry Neumann ED Jack Ogilvie CAST Bela Lugosi (Mr. Wong, a.k.a. Li See), Wallace Ford, Arline Judge, E. Alyn Warren, Lotus Long, Robert Emmett O’Connor

THE BEST MAN WINS (1935) DIR Erle C. Kenton SCR Ethel Hill, Bruce Manning (story ‘Mud Turtle’ by Ben Grauman Kohn) CAM John Stumar ED Otto Meyer MUS Howard Jackson CAST Jack Holt, Edmund Lowe, Bela Lugosi (Doc Boehm), Florence Rice, Forrester Harvey, J. Farrell MacDonald, Richard Arlen, Oscar Apfel

MARK OF THE VAMPIRE (1935) DIR Tod Browning PROD Tod Browing, E.J. Mannix SCR Guy Endore, Bernard Schubert (story ‘The Hypnotist’ by Tod Browning) CAM James Wong Howe ED Ben Lewis CAST Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi (Count Mora), Lionel Atwill, Jean Hersholt, Donald Meek

THE RAVEN (1935) DIR Louis Friedlander [Lew Landers] ASSOC PROD David Diamond SCR David Boehm (poem by Edgar Allan Poe) CAM Charles J. Stumar ED Albert Akst MUS Clifford Vaughan CAST Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (Dr. Richard Vollin), Lester Matthews, Irene Ware, Samuel S. Hinds, Spencer Charters, Inez Courtney

CHANDU ON THE MAGIC ISLAND (1935) DIR Ray Taylor PROD Sol Lesser SCR Barry Barringer (radio drama by Vera M. Oldham, Harry A. Earnshaw, R.R. Morgan) CAM John Hickson ED Carl Himm CAST Bela Lugosi (Frank Chandler [Chandu]), Maria Alba, Clara Kimball Young, Dean Benton, Phyllis Ludwig, Murdock MacQuarrie, Wilfred Lucas

MURDER BY TELEVISION (1935) DIR Clifford Sanforth SCR Joseph O’Donnell (idea by Clarence Hennecke, Karl R. Coolidge) CAM Arthur Reed, James S. Brown Jr. ED Leslie F. Wilder MUS Oliver Wallace CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. Arthur Perry / Edwin Perry), June Collyer, Huntley Gordon, George Meeker, Henry Mowbray, Charles Hill Mailes, Hattie McDaniel

THE MYSTERY OF THE MARY CELESTE (1935) DIR Denison Clift PROD Henry Passmore SCR Charles Larkworthy (story by Denison Clift) CAM Geoffrey Faithfull, Eric Cross ED John Seabourne, Sr. CAST Bela Lugosi (Anton Lorenzen / A. Gottlieb), Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson, Edmund Willard, Dennis Hoey, George Mozart

THE INVISIBLE RAY (1936) DIR Lambert Hillyer PROD Edmund Grainger SCR John Colton (original story by Douglas Hodges, Howard Higgin) CAM George Robinson ED Bernard W. Burton MUS Franz Waxman CAST Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (Dr. Felix Benet), Frances Drake, Frank Lawton, Violet Kemble Cooper, Beulah Bondi

POSTAL INSPECTOR (1936) DIR Otto Brower ASSOC PROD Robert Presnell, Sr. SCR Horace McCoy (story by Horace McCoy, Robert Presnell Sr.) CAM George Robinson ED Philip Cahn MUS Clifford Vaughan CAST Ricardo Cortez, Patricia Ellis, Michael Loring, Bela Lugosi (Gregory Benez), Wallis Clark, Arthur Loft, David Oliver, Guy Usher, Gertrude Astor, Ann Gillis, Hattie McDaniel

SHADOW OF CHINATOWN (1936) DIR Bob Hill [Robert F. Hill] PROD Sam Katzman SCR Isodore Bernstein, Basil Dickey (original story by Rock Hawkey [Robert F. Hill]) CAM William Hyer ED Charles Henkel, Jr. MUS Lee Zahler CAST Bela Lugosi (Victor Poten), Herman Brix [Bruce Bennett], Luana Walters, Joan Barclay, Maurice Liu

SOS COAST GUARD (1937) DIR Alan James, William Whitney ASSOC PROD Sol C. Siegel SCR Barry Shipman, Franklin Adreon (original story by Ronald Davidson, Morgan Cox) CAM William Nobles ED Edward Todd, Helene Turner MUS Alberto Colombo CAST Ralph Byrd, Bela Lugosi (Boroff), Maxine Doyle, Richard Alexander, Lee Ford, Herbert Rawlinson, John Picorri, Yakima Canutt

SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939) DIR – PROD Rowland V. Lee SCR Wyllis Cooper (suggested by the story written in 1816 by Mary Shelley) CAM George Robinson ED Ted J. Kent MUS Frank Skinner CAST Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (Ygor), Lionel Atwill, Josephine Hutchinson, Donnie Dunagan, Emma Dunn, Edgar Norton, Perry Irvins

THE GORILLA (1939) DIR Allan Dwan ASSOC PROD Harry Joe Brown SCR Rian James, Sid Silvers (play by Ralph Spence) CAM Edward Cronjager ED Allen McNeil MUS David Buttolph CAST Jimmy Ritz, Harry Ritz, Al Ritz, Anita Louise, Patsy Kelly, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi (Peters), Joseph Calleia, Edward Norris, Wally Vernon

THE PHANTON CREEPS (1939) DIR Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind ASSOC PROD Henry MacRae SCR Basil Dickey, George H. Plympton, Mildred Barish (original story by Wyllis Cooper) CAM Jerome Ash, William A. Sickner ED Irving Birnbaum, Alvin Todd, Joseph Gluck MUS Charles Previn CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. Alex Zorka), Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold, Edwin Stanley, Regis Toomey, Jack C. Smith

THE DARK EYES OF LONDON (1939) DIR Walter Summers PROD John Argyle SCR John Argyle, Patrick Kirwan, Walter Summers (novel by Edgar Wallace) CAM Bryan Langley ED Ted Richards MUS Guy Jones CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. Feodor Orloff), Hugh Williams, Greta Gynt, Edmon Ryan, Wilfred Walter, Alexander Field

NINOTCHKA (1939) DIR Ernst Lubitsch PROD  SCR Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Walter Reisch (original story by Melchior Lengyel) CAM  ED  MUS  CAST Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire, Bela Lugosi (Commissar Razinin), Sig Ruman, Felix Bressart, Alexander Granach, Gregory Gaye, Bess Flowers, Ernst Lubitsch

THE SAINT’S DOUBLE TROUBLE (1940) DIR Jack Hively PROD Cliff Reid SCR Ben Holmes (story by Leslie Charteris) CAM J. Roy Hunt ED Theron Warth, Desmond Marquette MUS Roy Webb CAST George Sanders, Helene Whitney, Jonathan Hale, Bela Lugosi (Partner), Donald MacBride, John F. Hamilton, Thomas W. Ross

BLACK FRIDAY (1940) DIR Arthur Lubin ASSOC PROD Burt Kelly SCR Curt Siodmak, Eric Taylor CAM Elwood Bredell ED Philip Cahn MUS Hans J. Salter, Frank Skinner CAST Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (Eric Marnay), Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel, Anne Gwynne, James Craig, Virginia Brissac

THE DEVIL BAT (1940) DIR Jean Yarbrough PROD Jack Gallagher SCR John T. Neville (original story by George Bricker) CAM Arthur Martinelli ED Holbrook N. Todd CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. Paul Carruthers), Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O’Brien, Guy Usher, Yolande Donlan, Donald Kerr, Edmund Mortimer, Gene O’Donnell, Alan Baldwin

YOU’LL FIND OUT (1940) DIR – PROD David Butler SCR James V. Kern (story by David Butler, James V. Kern) CAM Frank Redman ED Irene Morra MUS Roy Webb CAST Kay Kyser, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (Prince Saliano), Helen Parrish, Dennis O’Keefe, Alma Kruger

INVISIBLE GHOST (1941) DIR Joseph H. Lewis PROD Sam Katzman SCR Helen Martin, Al Martin (story by Helen Martin, Al Martin) CAM Harvey Gould, Marcel Le Picard ED Robert Golden CAST Bela Lugosi (Charles Kessler), Polly Ann Young, John McGuire, Clarence Muse, Terry Walker, Betty Compson, Ernie Adams

THE BLACK CAT (1941) DIR Albert S. Rogell PROD Burt Kelly SCR Eric Taylor, Robert Lees, Robert Neville, Frederic I. Rinaldo (story by Edgar Allan Poe) CAM Stanley Cortez ED Ted J. Kent MUS Frank Skinner, Hans J. Salter CAST Basil Rathbone, Hugh Herbert, Broderick Crawford, Bela Lugosi (Eduardo Vigos), Gale Sondergaard, Anne Gwynne, Gladys Cooper, Cecilia Loftus, Claire Dodd, Alan Ladd

SPOOKS RUN WILD (1941) DIR Phil Rosen PROD Sam Katzman SCR Carl Foreman, Charles R. Marion (original story by Carl Foreman, Charles R. Marion) CAM Marcel Le Picard ED Robert Golden MUS Lew Porter, Johnny Lange CAST Bela Lugosi (Nardo), Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Ernest Morrison, Dave O’Brien

THE WOLF MAN (1941) DIR – PROD George Waggner SCR Curt Siodmak CAM Joseph A. Valentine ED Ted J. Kent MUS Charles Previn, Frank Skinner, Hans J. Salter CAST Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi (Bela), Maria Ouspenskaya, Evelyn Ankers, Lon Chaney Jr., Gertrude Astor

BLACK DRAGONS (1942) DIR William Nigh PROD Sam Katzman, Barney A. Sarecky SCR Harvey Gates (also original story) CAM Arthur Reed ED Carl Pierson MUS Johnny Lange, Lew Porter CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. Melcher / Monsieur Colomb), Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore, Robert Frazer, Edward Peil Sr., Robert Fiske

THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942) DIR Erle C. Kenton PROD George Waggner SCR Scott Darling (original story by Eric Taylor) CAM Elwood Bredell, Milton R. Kasner ED Ted J. Kent MUS Hans J. Salter CAST Lon Chaney Jr., Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi (Ygor), Evelyn Ankers, Janet Ann Gallow

THE CORPSE VANISHES (1942) DIR Wallace Fox PROD Sam Katzman, Jack Dietz SCR Harvey Gates (original story by Gerald Schnitzer, Sam Robins) CAM Arthur Reed ED Robert Golden CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. George Lorenz), Luana Walters, Tristram Coffin, Elizabeth Russell, Minerva Urecal, Angelo Rossitto, Joan Barclay

NIGHT MONSTER (1942) DIR – PROD Ford Beebe SCR Clarence Upson Young CAM Charles Van Enger ED Milton Carruth CAST Bela Lugosi (Rolf), Lionel Atwill, Leif Erickson, Irene Hervey, Ralph Morgan, Don Porter, Nils Asther, Frank Reicher

BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT (1942) DIR Wallace Fox PROD Sam Katzman, Jack Dietz SCR Gerald Schnitzer (also original story) CAM Mack Stengler ED Carl Pierson CAST Bela Lugosi (Professor Brenner / Karl Wagner), John Archer, Wanda McKay, Tom Neal, Vince Barnett, Anna Hope, John Berkes, J. Farrell MacDonald

THE APE MAN (1943) DIR William Beaudine PROD Sam Katzman, Jack Dietz SCR Barney A. Sarecky (story ‘They Creep in the Dark’ by Karl Brown) CAM Mack Stengler ED Carl Pierson CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. James Brewster), Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall, Minerva Urecal, Emil Van Horn, J. Farrell MacDonald, Wheeler Oakman

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943) DIR Roy William Neill PROD George Waggner SCR Curt Siodmak CAM George Robinson ED Edward Curtiss MUS Hans J. Salter CAST Ilona Massey, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi (Monster), Lionel Atwill, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lon Chaney Jr., Jeff Corey, Martha Vickers

GHOSTS ON THE LOOSE (1943) DIR William Beaudine PROD Sam Katzman, Jack Dietz SCR Kenneth Higgins CAM Mack Stengler ED Carl Pierson MUS Edward J. Kay CAST Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Bela Lugosi (Emil), Ava Gardner, Rick Vallin, Ernest Morrison, William ‘Billy’ Benedict, Minerva Urecal

THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943) DIR Lew Landers PROD Sam White SCR Griffin Jay (idea by Kurt Neumann) CAM L. William Connell, John Stumar ED Paul Borofsky MUS Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco CAST Bela Lugosi (Armand Tesla / Dr. Hugo Bruckner), Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch, Miles Mander, Roland Varno, Matt Willis, Ottola Nesmith

VOODOO MAN (1944) DIR William Beaudine PROD Sam Katzman, Jack Dietz SCR Robert Charles (also story) CAM Parcel Le Picard ED Carl Pierson CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. Richard Marlowe), John Carradine, George Zucco, Wanda McKay, Louise Currie, Tod Andrews, Ellen Hall, Terry Walker, Mary Currier, Claire James

RETURN OF THE APE MAN (1944) DIR Philip Rosen PROD Sam Katzman, Jack Dietz SCR Robert Charles CAM Marcel Le Picard ED Carl Pierson CAST Bela Lugosi (Professor Dexter), John Carradine, George Zucco, Frank Moran, Teala Loring, Tod Andrews, Mary Currier, Eddy Chandler, Ernie Adams

ONE BODY TOO MANY (1944) DIR Frank McDonald PROD William H. Pine, William C. Thomas SCR Maxwell Shane, Winston Miller CAM Fred Jackman, Jr. ED Henry Adams MUS Alexander Laszlo CAST Jack Haley, Jean Parker, Bela Lugosi (Merkil), Blanche Yurka, Lyle Talbot, Douglas Fowley, Bernard Nedell, Fay Helm

THE BODY SNATCHER (1945) DIR Robert Wise PROD Val Lewton SCR Philip MacDonald, Carlos Keith [Val Lewton] (short story by Robert Louis Stevenson) CAM Robert De Grasse ED J.R. Whittredge MUS Roy Webb CAST Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi (Joseph), Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater, Russell Wade, Sharyn Moffett, Rita Corday, Donna Lee

ZOMBIES ON BROADWAY (1945) DIR Gordon Douglas PROD Benjamin Stoloff SCR Lawrence Kimble (adaptation by Robert E. Kent; original story by Robert Faber, Charles Newman) CAM Jack McKenzie ED Philip Martin MUS Roy Webb CAST Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Bela Lugosi (Professor Paul Renault), Anne Jeffreys, Sheldon Leonard, Frank Jenks, Russell Hopton, Louis Jean Heydt, Bess Flowers, Jason Robards Sr.

GENIUS AT WORK (1946) DIR Leslie Goodwins PROD Herman Schlom SCR Monte Brice, Robert E. Kent CAM Robert De Grasse ED Marvin Coil MUS Roy Webb, Paul Sawtell CAST Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Anne Jeffreys, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi (Stone), Marc Cramer, Ralph Dunn, Bonnie Blair, Eddie Borden

SCARED TO DEATH (1947) DIR Christy Cabanne PROD William B. David SCR Walter Abbott (also original story) CAM Marcel Le Picard ED George McGuire MUS Carl Hoefle, James Mayfield CAST Bela Lugosi (Professor Leonide), George Zucco, Nat Pendleton, Molly Lamont, Joyce Compton, Gladys Blake, Ronald Varno, Douglas Fowley

BUD ABBOTT AND LOU COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) DIR Charles Barton PROD Robert Arthur SCR Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, John Grant (characters created by Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley) CAM Charles Van Enger ED Frank Gross MUS Frank Skinner CAST Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi (Dracula), Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, Frank Ferguson, Vincent Price

OLD MOTHER RILEY MEETS THE VAMPIRE (1952) DIR – PROD John Gilling SCR Val Valentine (also original story; story idea by Richard Gordon) CAM Stanley Pavey ED Leonard Trumm MUS Lindo Southworth CAST Arthur Lucan, Bela Lugosi (Von Housen), Dora Bryan, Philip Leaver, Richard Wattis, Graham Moffatt, María Mercedes, Roderick Lovell, Laurence Naismith

BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA (1952) DIR William Beaudine PROD Maurice Duke SCR Tim Ryan CAM Charles Van Enger MUS Richard Hazard CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. Zabor), Duke Mitchell, Sammy Petrillo, Charlita, Muriel Landers, Al Kikume, Mickey Simpson, Milton Newberger

GLEN OR GLENDA (1953) DIR Edward D. Wood, Jr. PROD George Weiss SCR Edward D. Wood, Jr. (also story) CAM William C. Thompson ED ‘Bud’ Schelling CAST Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi (Scientist), Lyle Talbot, Timothy Farrell, Dolores Fuller, ‘Tommy’ Haynes, Charles Crafts, Conrad Brooks, George Weiss, Evelyn Wood

BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (1955) DIR – PROD Edward D. Wood, Jr. SCR Edward D. Wood Jr., Alex Gordon (original story by Edward D. Wood Jr., Alex Gordon) CAM Ted Allan, William C. Thompson ED Warren Adams, Igo Kantor MUS Frank Worth CAST Bela Lugosi (Dr. Eric Vornoff), Tor Johnson, Loretta King, Tony McCoy, Harvey Dunn, Dolores Fuller, Paul Marco, George Becwar, William ‘Billy’ Benedict

THE BLACK SLEEP (1956) DIR Reginald Le Borg PROD Howard W. Koch SCR John C. Higgins (story by Gerald Drayson Adams) CAM Gordon Avil ED Fred F. Schreyer MUS Les Baxter CAST Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Bela Lugosi (Casimir), Herbert Rudley, Patricia Blair, Phyllis Stanley, Tor Johnson