Son of Dracula (1943)

80m, 2203.40 metres
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Robert Siodmak.

Plot Summary

Dr Brewster and Frank Stanley arrive at the station expecting to meet a Count Alucard who fails to turn up. They do find a large amount of luggage all with Alucard's crest and Brewster notices that Alucard is spelt backwards…


Directed by: Robert Siodmak
Copyright MCMXLIII [1943] by Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal presents a Universal picture
Produced by: Ford Beebe
Associate Producer: Donald H. Brown
Screenplay: Eric Taylor
Original Story: Curt Siodmak
Assistant Director: Melville Shyer
Director of Photography: George Robinson
Film Editor: Saul Goodkind
Music Score: H.J. Salter; Werner R. Heymann *; Charles Previn *; Frank Skinner *
Sound Director: Bernard B. Brown
Technician: Charles Carroll
Western Electric Recording
Gowns: Vera West
Special Make-up Effects: Jack P. Pierce *
Art Direction: John B. Goodman, Martin Obzina
Set Decorations: R.A. Gausman [real name: Russell A. Gausman], E.R. Robinson

Robert Paige (Frank Stanley)
Louise Allbritton (Katherine ‘Kay' Caldwell)
Evelyn Ankers (Claire Caldwell)
Frank Craven (Professor Harry Brewster)
J. Edward Bromberg (Professor Laszlo)
Lon Chaney as Count Dracula [Alucard]
Samuel S. Hinds (Judge Simmons)
Adeline DeWalt Reynolds (Madame ‘Queen' Zimba)
Patrick Moriarity (Sheriff Dawes)
Etta McDaniel (Sarah)
George Irving (Colonel Caldwell)

Alternative Titles

Destiny – working title
Draculan poika – Finnish television title
Draculas son – Swedish title
Il figlio di Dracula – Italian title
El hijo de Drácula – Argentinian title

Sequel to
Dracula (1931)
Dracula's Daughter (1936)

House of Frankenstein (1944)
House of Dracula (1945)
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Extracts included in
Coming Soon (1982)
Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991)
Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (1997)



  • We Belong Dead no.29 (Autumn 2021) pp.30-31 – illustrated article (Ansel's asylum for the psychotronic No.3 by Ansel Faraj)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.84
  • Censored Screams: The British Ban on Hollywood Horror in the Thirties by Tom Johnson p.176 – note
  • Cinematic by John L. Flynn pp.49-52
  • Count Dracula Goes to the Movies: Stoker's Novel Adapted (3rd Edition) by Lyndon W. Joslin pp.172-179
  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.29-30; 31
  • Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010 by John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart p.168
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.361-362
  • The Horror Factory by Bruce Dettman and Michael Bedford pp.96-99 – article
  • The Illustrated Vampire Movie Guide by Stephen Jones p.28 – credits, review
  • The Monster Movies of Universal Studios by James L. Neibaur pp.114-118 – illustrated credits, article
  • by Walt Lee p.450 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.131-133
  • Universal Horrors by Michael Brunas, John Brunas, Tom Weaver – article
  • Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory pp.54-56 – illustrated article

Other sources

  • BFI Southbank Guide November 2011 p.8 – illustrated listing
  • BFI Southbank Guide April 2015 p.30 – illustrated listing