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|Directed by:||George Melford; Enrique Tovar Ávalos|
|Written by:||B. Fernandez Cue|
John L. Balderston
Hamilton Deane 
Dudley Murphy 
|Produced by:||Carl Laemmle, Jr.|
|Music by:||Heinz Roemheld|
|Edited by:||Arturo Tavares|
|Distributed by:||Universal Pictures|
|Released:||March 20th, 1931 (Spain)|
April 24th, 1931 (US)
|Running time:||104 min.|
Drácula is an American Spanish-speaking feature film of the horror genre. It is basically a remake of the American version of Dracula, released that same year, but with a Spanish-speaking cast. The remainder of the film follows the same script and set pieces, but with some mild differences in terms of directing and editing. While Tod Browning directed the American version of the film, this version was directed by George Melford with Enrique Tovar Ávalos as an uncredited co-director. The movie was produced by Universal Pictures and released in the United States on April 24th, 1931, two months after the release of the American film. Drácula stars Carlos Villar in the role of the main antagonist, Dracula, or Conde Drácula as he is also known. Actress Lupita Tovar takes on the part of the female lead as Eva Seward.
|Carlos Villar||Conde Drácula|
|Lupita Tovar||Eva Seward|
|Barry Norton||Juan Harker|
|Pablo Álvarez Rubio||Renfield|
|Eduardo Arozamena||Professor Van Helsing|
|José Soriano Viosca||Doctor Seward|
|Carmen Guerrero||Lucia Weston|
|Geraldine Dvorak||Bride of Drácula|
|Cornelia Thaw||Bride of Drácula|
|Dorothy Tree||Bride of Drácula|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- Director Enrique Tovar Ávalos also co-directed the Spanish version of The Cat Creeps, retitled La voluntad del muerto along with George Melford, but was uncredited in the film. Enrique's work with the cast was a vital element to the film since Melford could not speak or understand Spanish.
- This was Enrique Tovar Ávalos's final film work. He passed away in Los Angeles, California on June 22nd, 1936 at the age of fifty-one.
- Lupita Tovar appeared in an interview in 2004, which was included Disc 2 of the Dracula: The Legacy Collection DVD set.