Despite the film's “it was all a hoax” ending, these three people are the reasons we still come back to MARK OF THE VAMPIRE.Bela Lugosi’s presence as Count Mora helps too, but for my money its Gibbons, Howe, and Borland.Were there some moments that helped explain why the vampire actors are acting for apparently no one but the audience?Or, even more tantalizing, was there a flashback scene detailing the history of Count Mora, his incestuous rape and murder of his daughter Luna, and subsequent suicide?
The kid, who was driving the car, was only in high school but was already a giant—at least as tall as his uncle, who was plenty tall.
He recently wrapped production on his latest film, DOCTOR MABUSE: ETIOPOMAR.
Simply watch over a 688 acre patch of hilly farmland and feed a few cows, you get 300 a week and a nice 2 bedroom trailer, someone older and single preferred but will consider all, relocation a must, you must have a clean record and be trustworthy—this is a permanent position, the farm is used mainly as a hunting preserve, is overrun with game, has a stocked 3 acre pond, but some beef cattle will be kept, nearest neighbor is a mile away, the place is secluded and beautiful, it will be a real get away for the right person, job of a lifetime—if you are ready to relocate please contact asap, position will not stay open.
(Note that random bullet wound on Lugosi’s temple.) Unfortunately, that doesn't appear to be the case.
In Kim Newman and Steve Jones’ informative and entertaining commentary on Warner Home Video’s DVD of the film (paired with the also fascinating MASK OF FU MANCHU,) they claim the majority of the 20 minutes was comic relief featuring the maid Maria.
On a technical level, it's the movie DRACULA (1931) should have been.