Condemned to Live (1935)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System), English

An American horror film directed by Frank R. Strayer.

Plot Summary

A small European village is being menaced by a vampire.


Directed by: Frank R. Strayer
Invincible Pictures Corporation presents
Produced by: Maury M. Cohen
Production Manager: Lon Young
Story and Screen Play by: Karen De Wolfe
Assistant Director: Melville Shyer
Photographed by: M.A. Andersen
Film Editor: Roland D. Reed
Recording Engineer: Richard Tyler
Art Director: Edward C. Jewell

Ralph Morgan [Professor Paul Kriston]
Pedro De Cordoba [Dr. Anders Bizet]
Maxine Doyle [Marguerite Mane]
Russell Gleason [David]
Mischa Auer [Zan, the hunchback]
Lucy Beaumont [Mother Molly]
Carl Stockdale [John Mane]
Barbara Bedford [Martha Kristan]
Robert Frazier [Dr Duprez]
Ferdinand Schuman-Heink [Franz Kristan]
Hedi Shope [Anna, the maid]
Marilyn Knowlden [Maria]

Alternative Titles

Demon of Doom – USA
Life Sentence – USA
A Marca do Vampiro – Brazil

Extracts included in
Vampira and Me (2012)



  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.2 no.23 (December 1935) p.192 – credits, review


  • After Dracula: The 1930s Horror Film by Alison Peirse pp.11, 13, 61
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.61 – credits, review
  • Golden Horrors: An Illustrated Critical Filmography, 1931-1939 by Bryan Sennp.322-328 – illustrated credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.91 – credits
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.90 – credits, review
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.173 – credits, review
  • Poverty Row Studios 1929-1940 by Michael R. Pitts pp.105-106 – credits, note
  • Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema: Traces of a Lost Decade by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Charlie Ellbé and Kristopher Woofter (eds.) pp.327
  • by Walt Lee p.72 – credits
  • Sound Films, 1927-1939: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.117