Overview

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This page is a simple chronological list of all of Bela Lugosi’s known films, serials, shorts and newsreels. 

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The Films Of Bela Lugosi

Hungary

1917

  • Leoni leo
  • A régiséggyujto (The Antiquarian)
  • Lili
  • Álarcosbál (The Masked Ball)
  • Az élet királya (The King of Life) aka Dorian Gray Arckepe / Dorian Gray

1918

  • Nászdal (The Wedding Song)
  • Tavaszi vihar (Spring Tempest)
  • Kilencvekilenc (99)
  • Küzdelem a létért (The Struggle for Life)
  • Az ezredes (The Colonel)

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Germany

1919

  • Hypnose (Hypnosis) aka Sklaven fremden Willens (Slaves of a Foreign Will)

1920

  • Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan (The Dance on the Volcano)
  • Die Frau im delphin (The Woman in the Dolphin)
  • Schrecken (The Terror) aka Der Januskopf (The Head of Janus)
  • Johann Hopkins III (John Hopkins the Third)
  • Der Sklavenholder von Kansas-City (The Slaveholder of Kansas City)
  • Nat Pinkerton im Kampf (Nat Pinkerton in Combat)
  • Das ganze Sein ist flammend Leid (The Whole of Being is a Flaming Misery)
  • Die Teufelsanbeter (The Devil Worshippers)
  • Der Fluch der Menschheit (The Curse of Man)
  • Lederstrumpf (Leatherstocking)
  • Die Todeskarawane (The Caravan of Death)

1922

  • Ihre Hoheit die Tanzerin (Her Highness, the Dancer)

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America and England

1923

  • The Silent Command

1924

  • The Rejected Woman
  • He Who Gets Slapped (Unconfirmed)

1925

  • Daughters Who Pay
  • The Midnight Girl

1926

  • Punchinello (short)

1928

  • How to Handle Women

1929

  • The Last Performance (Lugosi dubbed Conrad Veidt’s performance into Hungarian)
  • The Veiled Woman
  • Prisoners
  • The Thirteenth Chair

1930

  • Such Men Are Dangerous
  • King of Jazz (Lugosi appeared in a specially prepared Hungarian language version)
  • Wild Company
  • Renegades
  • Viennese Nights
  • Oh, for a Man

1931

  • Dracula
  • Fifty Million Frenchmen
  • Women of All Nations
  • The Black Camel
  • Broadminded

1932

  • Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • White Zombie
  • Chandu the Magician
  • Intimate Interview (short)

1933

  • Island of Lost Souls
  • The Death Kiss
  • Night of Terror
  • International House
  • The Devil’s in Love
  • The Whispering Shadow (serial)
  • Hollywood on Parade #A8 (short)

1934

  • Black Cat Parade (newsreel)
  • The Black Cat
  • Gift of Gab
  • The Return of Chandu (serial)
  • Screen Snapshots #11 (short)
  • The Hollywood Movie Parade (short)

1935

  • Best Man Wins
  • The Mysterious Mr. Wong
  • Mark of the Vampire
  • The Raven
  • Murder by Television
  • Mystery of the Mary Celeste
  • San Diego Exposition Opened (newsreel)

1936

  • The Invisible Ray
  • Postal Inspector
  • Shadow of Chinatown (serial)

1937

  • SOS Coast Guard (serial)

1939

  • Son of Frankenstein
  • The Gorilla
  • Ninotchka
  • Dark Eyes of London
  • The Phantom Creeps (serial)

1940

  • The Saint’s Double Trouble
  • Black Friday
  • You’ll Find Out

1941

  • The Devil Bat
  • Invisible Ghost
  • The Black Cat
  • Spooks Run Wild
  • The Wolf Man

1942

  • Black Dragons
  • The Ghost of Frankenstein
  • The Corpse Vanishes
    Bowery at Midnight
  • Night Monster

1943

  • Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
  • The Ape Man
  • Ghosts on the Loose
  • Screen Snapshots (newsreel)

1944

  • Return of the Vampire
  • Voodoo Man
  • Return of the Ape Man
  • One Body Too Many

1945

  • The Body Snatcher
  • Zombies on Broadway

1946

  • Genius at Work

1947

  • Scared to Death

1948

  • Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

1951

  • Seeing Stars (newsreel)

1952

  • Mother Riley Meets the Vampire
  • Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla

1953

  • Glen or Glenda
  •  House of Wax Premiere (newsreel)

1955

  • Bride of the Atom aka Bride of the Monster

1956

  • The Black Sleep

1958

  • Plan 9 from Outer Space

1959

  • Lock Up Your Daughters 

2013

  • Extraordinary Tales

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11 responses to “Overview

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to put this together . I cannot imagine how many hours it has taken you . Fans like me really do appreciate your hard work. 🙂

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    • It certainly has taken some hours, and many more lie ahead, but it’s a labour of love. Glad you enjoyed it Bobbi Jo.

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    • Thanks for your question Tom. Plan 9 From Outer Space, or Grave Robbers from Outer Space as it was originally titled, was not written or filmed until after Bela Lugosi died. Ed Wood shot the footage of Lugosi he incorporated into Plan 9 shortly before the actor’s death in 1956. It’s not known which project or projects they were originally intended for. Ed Wood always had various ideas simmering at the same time and tended to shoot as and when he could get his hands on some money. Lugosi himself stated several times after his discharge from the Metropolitan State Hospital in August of 1955 that he was due to appear in an Ed Wood film named alternatively as The Phantom Ghoul and The Ghoul Goes West which never materialized. The footage which found its way into Plan 9 may have been intended for that aborted project. Interestingly, Plan 9 is always listed as being released in 1959, but as you can see from the advertisement from the Reading Eagle (https://beladraculalugosi.wordpress.com/bela-lugosi-filmography-part-3-1951-1959-the-twilight-years/), it was being screened at the Warner Stanley Theatre for a week in October, 1958.

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  2. Thanks for your work on this website. I have a new 80-year-old hospice patient in a nursing home where I volunteer; he said he can watch Bela Lugosi movies over and over! I printed out your list of movies. Maybe he’ll see a title or two he wasn’t familiar with. I’ll check out some of the titles on YouTube and see what I can manage to show him on my laptop. I’m not too tech savvy, but I can at least handle pulling something up on YouTube for him, IF wireless is available there! There is a t.v. in his room, but it just has basic cable. I laughed at myself for looking up at it, thinking, “Oh, darn, I wish it took VHS.” I know someone with a jackpot of old VHS movies! Too funny. Thanks again!

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    • Hi Jeane,
      It’s good to hear that Bela’s films are still providing pleasure. I hope that you can find a few titles that are unfamiliar for your patient. I built up a massive collect of VHS tapes before DVDs were introduced, all of which I had to leave in a friend’s mother’s garage when I moved from England to Japan. I’d hate to calculate how much they cost me, but they are probably unplayable by now and I’ve replaced them all with DVDs and Blu-rays now.

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  3. Really nice list — and helped me with my Lugosi checklist, just now. If only the Wikipedia Lugosi filmography were in the same format and detail as the Karloff one! Thanks! See you on the podcast or Monster Kid Radio.

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