I watched the first Universal-directed movie by thriller specialist, Robert Siodmak (The Killers, The Dark Mirror, The Devil Strikes at Night), the 1943 Son of Dracula on Svengoolie. Lon Chaney Jr. plays Count Alucard (Dracula backward) in the third Universal Dracula show, the first two being Dracula and Dracula’s Daughter, and the first bringing the vampire to America. Lon Chaney Jr. played four of the Classic horror monsters in, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster and The Ghost of Frankenstein, The Mummy’s Tomb,
The Mummy’s Ghost and The Mummy’s Tomb. He was in lots of other horror and western flicks. The film also stars Robert Paige (The Monster and the Girl, Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, Bye Bye Birdie), Louise Allbritton (The Egg and I, Pittsburgh, Sitting Pretty),
Frank Craven (The Lady from Cheyenne, Pittsburgh), J. Edward Bromberg ( Jesse James, The Mark of Zorro, Invisible Agent, Phantom of the Opera, Pillow of Death), Patrick Moriarity (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, God’s Country and the Woman, Arizona),
Evelyn Ankers (The Wolf Man, Hold That Ghost, The Ghost of Frankenstein, Son of Dracula, and The Frozen Ghost), Adeline De Walt Reynolds (playing the grandmother of James Stewart in Come Live with Me), and Etta McDaniel (sister of Sam McDaniel (The Egg and I, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) and Hattie McDaniel (Gone With the Wind).