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Condemned to Live (1935)

Condemned to Live (1935)

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Movie Info

Ralph Morgan is a doctor who suffers from a vampire curse. His loyal assistant hides his master's affliction. Morgan's fiancee Doyle discovers his tendencies, but how can she break off her marriage plans to the vampire?
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Horror , Musical & Performing Arts , Mystery & Suspense
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Independent International Pictures Corp

Cast

Ralph Morgan
as Prof. Paul Kristan
Maxine Doyle
as Marguerite Mane
Mischa Auer
as Zan, the Hunchback
Pedro de Cordoba
as Dr. Anders Bizet
Lucy Beaumont
as Mother Molly
Carl Stockdale
as John Mane
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Critic Reviews for Condemned to Live

All Critics (1)

An endearing vampire tale.

Full Review… | June 2, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Condemned to Live

½

Haphazardly thrown together horror movies have been dripping out of Grindhouse theaters for decades; movies like this one which was shot in about a week and pushed out to make a quick buck. The acting is horrible and the actors look as if they are wearing found clothing; the picture is extra blurry and cuts in weird places as if they were filming it on scraps of reel tape. All of these quirks make it beautiful in its own way. When examining Condemned to Live it is apparent that Frank Strayer came right off of the success of Vampire Bat (1933) and decided to repackage the movie and put it out again. The movie has no real "Monster" to speak of, in fact the villain (known as "the Fiend" in this picture) is more of a repackaging of a psychotic with vampiristic overtones; Professor Kristen doesn't ever actually drink the blood of his victims but he does gnaw on their necks. The village in the movie is taken right out of "The Bride of Frankenstein" and they even throw in a hunchback to drive home the fact that this is a horror movie. He isn't even needed. The movie is pretty tame and most of the killings are done off screen and didn't hold up my interest very well. The movie is bland and feels like it needs a shot of something to keep it on its toes. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone, but I wouldn't complain if it fell into a horror movie marathon at a local theater. I am going to slip the movie a 5 out of 10. What good can there be in a hunchback? S!D

Brandon Siddall
Brandon Siddall

This is a good vampire movie, but it wasn't made very well.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

½

Interesting old classic, a bit heavy on the atmosphere but it held my interest for the most part. Nice cast, decent story. A bit melodramatic and hokey though.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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