The 1943 Universal “Dracula” classic monster masterpiece production was directed by veteran director Robert Siodmak. Three years after “Son of Dracula,” Sidomak directed the classic Universal drama-crime-film noir screen masterpiece adaptation of Ernest Hemmingway’s “The Killers” (1946) with Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner and Albert Dekker (of “Dr. Cyclops” fame).
The original story treatment for Robert Siodmak’s Universal production of “Son of Dracula” (1943) was written by veteran science-fiction author and screenwriter Curt Siodmak, who was the younger brother of Robert Siodmak. Curt Siodmak wrote numerous screenplays for Universal’s classic monster/thriller/sci-fi masterpieces, including “The Invisible Man Returns” (1940), “The Invisible Woman” (1940), “The Wolf Man” (1941), “Invisible Agent” (1942), “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man” (1943), “House of Frankenstein” (1944) and “Curucu, Beast of the Amazon” (1956). Curt Siodmak’s original story was adapted for the screen by veteran screenwriter Eric Taylor. “Son of Dracula” (1943) was produced by veteran Universal producers Ford Beebe with associate producer Donald H. Brown and executive producer Jack J. Gross (Gross did not receive screen credit on the feature).
This will mark Sven’s sixth big broadcast of “Son of Dracula” (1943) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Siodmak’s classic 1943 Universal “Dracula” monster masterpiece installment back in April 2011*, Feb. 2012*, March 2013, Aug. 2014 and July 2015.
Who was in “Son of Dracula” (1943)?
The players who appeared in Robert Siodmak’s classic Universal monster masterpiece production of “Son of Dracula” (1943) are Lon Chaney Jr. (as Count Dracula, a.k.a. “Count Alucard”), Louise Allbritton (as Katherine Caldwell), Robert Paige (as Frank Stanley), Evelyn Ankers (as Claire Caldwell), Frank Craven (as Dr. Harry Brewster), Etta McDaniel (as Sarah), George Irving (as Col. Caldwell), J. Edward Bromberg (as Prof. Lazlo), Samuel S. Hinds (as Judge Simmons), Adeline De Walt Reynolds (as Madame Zimba) and Patrick “Pat” Moriarity (as Sheriff Dawes).