The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. When the radar-controlled Robot which he had ordered shipped...
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The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. When the radar-controlled Robot which he had ordered shipped to him is delivered instead to Mother Riley, the Vampire, through radar control, has the Robot transport itself as well as Mother Riley to the proper destination...as the old lady goes into a whirl of side-splitting action in a determined effort to frustrate the plans of the sinister Vampire.Written by
This was the only film in the series in which the main character is not called "Old Mother Riley" in the title. Still, many sources have incorrectly referred to this film as "Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire." See more »
During the climactic chase when Mother Riley is riding the motorcycle, the rod and wire that lifts her hat is clearly visible. See more »
Mother Riley drives the motor bike she is riding, off the deck of the ship. A lifebelt is thrown into the water and when she surfaces inside the lifebelt, 'THIS IS THE END' is printed around it. See more »
Some time after the film's UK release, American distributor Jack Harris and importer Richard Gordon contemplated a US release with new footage featuring Bela Lugosi; but this could not be accomplished because of Lugosi's deteriorated physical condition. The film did not make it to US screens until 1964, where it was given about 2 minutes of added footage ahead of the main title, featuring comic songster Allan Sherman and an unidentified sexy model. In the credits that followed, the names of Lugosi and Lucan were both omitted, though they were retained in the publicity materials. See more »
Mother Riley (Arthur Lucan in drag) must battle an evil "vampire" (Bela Lugosi) in this rather stupid but campy horror comedy. This film seems to have a fair amount of fan support but the thing is a tad bit too stupid for me to take too serious. I find Lucan and his Mother Riley character rather obnoxious so the comedy here never really works for me. Lugosi, on the other hand, delivers a pretty good performance as the crazed whatever you want to call his character. The scenes with him and the robot are very good and it's nice to see him given so much dialogue at this late stage of his career.
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