Originally Posted by S.D. Bob Plissken
I still would also like a reason for Carradine playing Dracula instead of Lugosi. I have never really been able to find one. Especially since they ended up using Bela anyway in the Abbott & Costello film. I guess it is high time for me to pick up one of the many tomes on Universal's classic horror films. Been tempted to on many occasion before.
In McFarland Press' Universal Horrors
, all that's said on the subject is that "Lugosi was considered for the role, but it is said he had to bow out on account of other commitments." David Skal's Hollywood Gothic
hints at a different reason (but seems oblivious to/uninterested in hitting it head on) - "Lugosi changed agents frequently, and would frustrate them with periodic refusals to play Dracula at any price." It's noteworthy that Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
is his last speaking role for a major studio.
Originally Posted by Dragon Ma
It's a shame it wasn't included as a double disc set, I wouldn't have minded seeing it.
Are you referring to the Spanish language version? It's been on every DVD of the Lugosi Dracula