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Dracula - 1931

When Mr. Renfield (Dwight Frye) agrees to transact some legal business with Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), he ends up with a client that's a real pain in the neck! This classic 1931 movie defined this vampire character and holds a place in cinema history. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 75
Theater Release: 14 Feb 1931
Video Release: 17 Sep 2013
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Violence: Townsfolk talk about vampires drinking blood and turning themselves into bats or wolves. A hand creeps out from under a coffin lid. Blood from a paper cut is shown and the injured man sucks on his finger. Undead female characters are shown—they are looking for blood to drink. References are made to people who have died mysteriously, including the entire crew of a ship. Discussions occur about a character that eats the blood of rats and insects. Deaths of adults and children from vampire bites are discussed/implied. A vampire is shown biting various women’s necks. Bite marks are shown. Characters scuffle, fight and one is strangled then thrown down a staircase. It a character is impaled with a wooden stake (off screen).

Sexual Content:   Count Dracula is portrayed as very attractive to women, and seems to prefer female blood.

Language: None noted.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man drinks some wine. An herb is used to ward off vampires. A character uses a form of mind control to get others to do his biding.

Other: A character is given a crucifix for protection against evil beings.

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