I cant understand why Chaney did not appear as the count more often after this film.
I'm wondering if the Wolfman role proved more lucrative for Universal. I can only think of one more movie after the Wolfman where Lon Chaney appeared without playing Talbot, besides Son of Dracula, and in it, he played Frankenstein. By the time the House movies came along, Lon had played all three of the major roles, yet it was as the Wolfman Universal cast him in. They went out and got Glenn Strange and John Caradine to play the other two. Interesting thought though. Of the two, I would have rather seen him reprise Dracula rather than Frankenstein.
...I never liked the way Caradine played the part. He seemed more like someone's frale grandfather then lord of the undead to me.
I never liked the way Caradine played the part. He seemed more like someone's frale grandfather then lord of the undead to me.
Lon also played The Mummy three times.
One character Chaney did reprise quite often was Kharis the Mummy, a role he grew to detest.
Can't have been Dracula's son as Dracula died without issue " in the accepted sense of the word" Klove.
Vlad Dracula actually had four legitimate heirs: Radu and Vlad IV from his first marriage, and Mihnea and Mihail from his second marriage. The vampire Count Dracula would have selected an heir from those he "turned," although it's unlikely he would've bothered, as he would never have thought it conceivable that he'd be destroyed.
That brought an interesting thought. Has Dracula ever turned a male? I've seen wives and daughters but Lon is the only son I have heard of. My ignorance does not know what to think of Renfield.
Although Renfield is not fully turned Dracula has given him the vampire's "kiss", one can assume that his biting of Renfield is more to have a controllable (at least in theory) henchmen than it is to have the accompaniment of women as his brides may provide.