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Dracula movie poster Style F.jpg
1931 one sheet movie poster (Style F)
Directed by Tod Browning
Karl Freund
Produced by Tod Browning
Carl Laemmle, Jr.
Screenplay by Garrett Fort
Based on Dracula (novel) by Bram Stoker
Dracula (play) by Hamilton Deane & John L. Balderston
Starring Bela Lugosi
Helen Chandler
David Manners
Dwight Frye
Edward Van Sloan
Cinematography Karl Freund
Edited by Milton Carruth
Maurice Pivar
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
February 12, 1931 (1931-02-12) (New York)
Running time
85 minutes[1] (1936 Reissue: 75 minutes)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $355,000[2]

Dracula is a 1931 horror movie. It was directed by Tod Browning. It stars Bela Lugosi as the title vampire Count Dracula. The movie was produced by Universal Pictures.

It is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston. This play in turn is based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker.

In 2000, the movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


  1. "Dracula". The Film Daily (Volume 55) Jan-Jun 1931, February 15 Issue, Page 11.
  2. Michael Brunas, John Brunas & Tom Weaver, Universal Horrors: The Studios Classic Films, 1931-46, McFarland, 1990 p11