Silent Version of DRACULA (1931)

Started by CountWolkoff, September 13, 2021, 04:58:04 AM

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It's known that in addition to the 1931 Bela Lugosi movie getting an alternate Spanish version, there was also a silent edition made for theaters that had yet to make the jump to talkies. I've seen a short clip of it in a documentary on the film, but did any more of it survive the decades?

Is it worth watching, if it survives? Sure it would lack the mesmerizing accent which has forever become associated with Dracula, but apparently it didn't cut away when Van Helsing staked him.
"...the superstition of yesterday can become the scientific reality of today."

--Prof. Abraham Van Helsing
Dracula (1931, English version)


I would really like to see the silent version of Dracula (1931)
    "They come from the bowels of hell; a transformed race of walking dead. Zombies, guided by a master plan for complete domination of the Earth."