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Condemned to Live (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 15 September 1935 (USA)
After a series of unsolved murders, a man finds out that his mother was bitten by a vampire bat during her pregnancy, and he believes that he may be the vampire committing the murders.

Director:

Frank R. Strayer

Writer:

Karen DeWolf (story and screenplay) (as Karen De Wolfe)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ralph Morgan ... Prof. Paul Kristan
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 Frazer ... Dr. Duprez (as Robert Frazier)
Ferdinand Schumann-Heink Ferdinand Schumann-Heink ... Franz Kristan (as Ferdinand Schuman-Heink)
Heidi Shope Heidi Shope ... Anna, the Maid (as Hedi Shope)
Marilyn Knowlden ... Maria, the Young Girl
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After a series of murders, a man finds out that his mother was bitten by a vampire bat during her pregnancy, and he believes that he may be the vampire committing the murders. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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SAINT OR SATAN! MAN OR MONSTER! (original poster - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Demon of Doom See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Reuses some costumes and set dressings from Bride of Frankenstein (1935). See more »

Goofs

We're told that Anders Bizet (Pedro de Cordoba) was Paul Kristan's (Ralph Morgan) foster father and raised him after his mother's death, but the two actors look the same age on screen. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Paul Kristan: We can never be afraid of what we love.
Prof. Paul Kristan: If we love our brother, how can we fear him?
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Featured in Vampira and Me (2012) See more »

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Fairly enjoyable movie
21 March 2004 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

"Condemned to Live" is one of those movies that make you feel sorry for the monster. An unfortunate creature caught up in circumstances beyond it's control. The creature seemed to me to be a cross between a vampire and a werewolf although which one it actually is, is really unimportant to the movies plot. There is a nice assortment of characters and a romantic theme that goes along with the horror story. I thought that it was a pretty enjoyable movie. You do have to consider that it is a 1935 movie made by Invincible Pictures Corp. Old and probably a low budget film. You do have to like older movies to enjoy this one. I thought that it should have a rating of 5+ or a low 6 and decided on voting for the 6. It is worth seeing.


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