Movies from 1940-1949

Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Also released as Meet the Ghosts; Abbot and Costello Meet the Ghosts;Abbot et Costello contre Frankenstein (French); Deux Nigauds contre Frankenstein (French); and Abbot et Costello et les Frankenstein (Belgium).
Released in 1949 [Universal-International]
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Bud Abbot, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Glenn Strange.
Director: Charles T. Barton

Crime Doctor's Courage
Dr. Ordway investigates a dance team that is suspected of being vampires.
Released in 1945 [Columbia], in black and white.
Cast: Anthony Caruso, Lupita Tovar, Warner Baxter, Hillery Brooke, Jerome Cowan.
Director:Georgr Sherman.

Dead Men Walk
Also realeased as Creatures of the Devil.
Zucco plays a vampire with a non-vampire twin.
Cast: George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young, Dwight Frye.
Director: Sam Neufield.

The Devil Bat
The mad scientist Lugosi sets his two creations loose on those who have done him wrong.
Released in 1940 [Producer's Releasing Corp.]
Also released as Killer Bats, and Devil Bats.
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Karen Dave O'Brien, Hal Price.
Director: Jean Yarbrough.

Devil Bat's Daughter
Sequel to The Devil Bat
Released in 1946 [PRC].
Cast: Nolan Leary, Rosemary le Planche, John James, Michael Hale, Molly Lamont.
Director: Frank Wisbar.

Face of Marble
A mad doctor revives a dog with supernatural powers.
Released in 1946 [Monogram].
Cast: John Carradine, Claudia Drake, Robert Shayne.
Director: William Beaudine.

Gandy Goose in Ghosttown
An animated film. Released in 1944 in color [20th Century Fox].
Director: Mannie Davis.

House of Dracula
Also released as La Casa Degli Orrori in Italy. When a scientist tries to help our universal fave monsters become human again, Drac decides to put the bite on him.
Released in 1944 [Universal].
Cast: John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr., Glenn Strange, Onslow Stevens, Jane Adams. Director: Erle C. Kenton.

House of Frankenstein
The original gathering of Drac, Frankie, and our favorite Moon Doggie. It marks John Carradine's first role as Dracula. A condensed version was released as Doom of Dracula.
Released in 1944 [Universal].
Cast: John Carradine, Boris Karloff, Lon ChaneyJr., J. Caroroll Naish, Glenn Strange.
Director: Eric C. Kenton.

Isle of the Dead
A military commander believes a vampire (Vrykolakas) is killing the residents of a Balkan village.
Released in 1945 [RKO].
Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Jason Robards.
Director: Mark Robson.

Return of the vampire
Released in in 1944 [Columbia].
Cast: Bela Lugosi(non-Dracula role), Matt Willis, Frieda Inescort, Roland Varnon.
Director: Lew Landers.

Son of Dracula
Released in 1943 [Universal].
Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., Louise Albritton, Robert Paige, Frank Craven, Adeline Reynolds.
Director: Robert Siodmak.

Spooks Run Wild
Lugosi as a stage magician that's mistaken for a vampire.
Relreased in 1941 [Monogram].
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan.
Director: Phil Rosen.

Valley of the Zombies
An undertaker returns from the grave in this one, folks.
Released in 1945 [Republic].
Cast: Ian Keith, Robert Livingston, Adrian Booth, Thomas Jackson.
Director: Phillip Ford.

Le Vampire
A documentary.
Released in 1945 in France [La Cinegraphic Documentaire].
Director: Jean Painlevé.

The Vampire's Ghost
Based on John Polidori's The Vampyre.
Released in 1945 [Republic].
Cast: John Abbot, Charles Gordon, Peggy Stewart, Grant Withers.
Director: Lesley Selander.

Les Vampires
Released in France, circa 1947.
Cast: Boris Vian.
Director: Henri Gruault.

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