Edward Van Sloan

Edward Van Sloan

  • Highest Rated: 100% Love Crazy (1941)
  • Lowest Rated: 55% Dracula's Daughter (1936)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • His Teutonic cadence has led many to assume that Edward Van Sloan was German-born, but in fact he hailed from San Francisco. After a lengthy career as a commercial artist, Van Sloan turned to the stage in the World War I years. He came to Hollywood in 1930 to repeat his stage role as dour vampire hunter Professor Van Helsing in Dracula (1930), a role he'd reprised in 1936's Dracula's Daughter. Surprisingly, this most famous of Van Sloan's screen characterizations was his least favorite: he considered himself hopelessly hammy as Van Helsing (even though he seems a model of restraint opposite the florid Bela Lugosi). Van Sloan went on to essay Van Helsing-type characters in Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), and Before I Hang (1940). He also was given a few opportunities to play the evil side of the fence as the "surprise killer" in such quickies as Behind the Mask (1932) and Death Kiss (1933). For the most part, Van Sloan's film career was limited to bit roles; he was especially busy during World War II, playing everything from resistance leaders to Nazi diplomats. Edward Van Sloan retired in 1947, emerging publicly only to grant an interview or two during his remaining 15 years on earth.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Sealed Verdict Priest 1948
No Score Yet Betty Co-Ed A.J.A. Woodruff 1946
No Score Yet Mask of Diijon Sheffield 1946
80% Wing and a Prayer Admiral 1944
86% The Song of Bernadette Doctor 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow German Diplomat 1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Children Chief Trial Judge 1943
100% Love Crazy Doctor 1941
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl Warden 1941
No Score Yet Before I Hang Dr. Ralph Howard 1940
No Score Yet The Doctor Takes a Wife Burkhardt 1940
No Score Yet Honeymoon in Bali Priest 1939
No Score Yet Danger on the Air Dr. Leonard Sylvester, Charlatan 1938
No Score Yet Penitentiary Dr. Reinewulf 1938
No Score Yet The Road Back President 1937
No Score Yet The Man Who Found Himself Doctor 1937
100% The Story of Louis Pasteur Chairman 1936
55% Dracula's Daughter Dr. Von Helsing 1936
No Score Yet Last Days of Pompeii Calvus 1935
No Score Yet The Black Room Doctor 1935
No Score Yet The Woman in Red Foxall 1935
No Score Yet Grand Old Girl Holland 1935
No Score Yet A Shot in the Dark Prof. Bostwick 1935
No Score Yet The Man Who Reclaimed His Head Munitions Board Director 1934
87% The Scarlet Empress Herr Wagner 1934
80% Manhattan Melodrama Yacht Skipper 1934
88% Death Takes a Holiday Doctor Valle 1934
No Score Yet The Life of Vergie Winters Jim Winters 1934
No Score Yet Murder on the Campus Professor Hawley, Chemist 1933
No Score Yet Deluge Prof. Carlysle 1933
100% Baby Face Jameston, the Director 1933
No Score Yet The Silk Express Mill Owner in Association (uncredited) 1933
No Score Yet The Working Man Briggs 1933
93% The Mummy Dr. Muller 1932
No Score Yet The Death Kiss Tom Avery 1932
No Score Yet The Last Mile Rabbi 1932
No Score Yet Thunder Below Doctor 1932
100% Frankenstein Dr. Waldman 1931
91% Dracula Van Helsing 1931

QUOTES FROM Edward Van Sloan CHARACTERS

Henry Frankenstein
I have discovered the great ray that first brought life upon the earth
Henry Frankenstein
I have discovered the great ray that first brought life upon the earth.
Doctor Waldman
oh you have?
Doctor Waldman
Dr. Frankenstein was not interested in animal lives, only human ones, and we were not to be too particular in how we obtained them.
Doctor Waldman
it's a monster, shoot it!
Doctor Waldman
It's a monster, shoot it!
Doctor Waldman
You have created a Monster and it will destroy you!
Henry Frankenstein
Nonsense, it's only a collection of bone and tissue
Henry Frankenstein
Nonsense, it's only a collection of bone and tissue.
Doctor Waldman
Dr. Frankenstien was interested only in human life, first to destroy it, then to restore it, that was his mad dream
Doctor Waldman
Dr. Frankenstien was interested only in human life, first to destroy it, then to restore it, that was his mad dream.
Doctor Waldman
it's a monster, shoot it!
Doctor Waldman
It's a monster, shoot it!
Dr. Van Helsing
We Know Why The Wolves Talk, Do We Not, Mr. Renfield?
Dr. Van Helsing
We know why the wolves talk, do we not, Mr Renfield?
Doctor Waldman
It Is One Of The Strangest Tales Ever Told, It Deals With The Two Great Mysteries Of Creation Life And Death, I Think It Will Thrill You, It May Shock You, It Might Even Horrify You, So If Any Of You Feel That You Do Not Care To Subject Your Nerves To Such A Strain, Now's Your Chance To Uh, Well, We Warned You.
Doctor Waldman
It is one of the strangest tales ever told. It deals with the two great mysteries of creation... life and death. I think it will thrill you. It might even... horrify you.
Doctor Waldman
How Do You? Mr. Carl Laemmle Feels It Would Be A LIttle Unkind To Present This Picture Without Just A Word Of Friendly Warning, We Are To Unfold The Story Of Frankenstein, A Man Of Science Who Sought To Create A Man After His Own Image Without Reckoning Upon God.
Doctor Waldman
How do you do? Mr. Carl Laemmle [the producer] feels it would be a little unkind to present this picture without just a word of friendly warning. We are about to unfold the story of Frankenstein, a man of science who sought to create a man after his own image without reckoning upon God.
Doctor Waldman
The Brain That Was Stolen From My Laboratory Was A Criminal Brain.
Doctor Waldman
The brain that was stolen from my laboratory was a criminal brain.
Dr. Van Helsing
Gentlemen, We Are Dealing With The Undead...Yes, Nosferatu, The Undead, The Vampire, The Vampire Attacks The Throat, It Leaves Two Little Wounds, White With Red Centers.
Dr. Van Helsing
Gentlemen, we are dealing with the undeadâ?¦Yes, Nosferatu, the undead, the vampire. The vampire attacks the throat. It leaves two little wounds, white with red centers.
Dr. Van Helsing
The Strength Of The Vampire Is That People Will Not Belive In Him.
Dr. Van Helsing
The strength of the vampire is that people will not believe in him.
Dr. Van Helsing
I May Able To Bring You Proof, That The Superstition Of Yesterday Can Become The Scientific Reality Of Today.
Dr. Van Helsing
I may be able to bring you proof , that the superstition of yesterday can become the scientific reality of today.
Doctor Waldman
Herr Frankenstein was interested only in human life. First to destroy it, then re-create it. There you have his mad dream.
Doctor Waldman
Here Frankenstein was interested only in human life. First to destroy it, then re-create it. There you have his mad dream.