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Dracula (1920)


The first movie that attempted to bring the Dracula novel to the screen may have been a silent film made in the Russian Empire (1920).

The year 1920 is within the public domain, so I assume you are referring to the classic vampire character, Count Dracula, created by Bram Stoker. “Dracula” is a Gothic horror novel published in 1897, so by 1920, it had already been in circulation for more than two decades.

If you are looking for information on adaptations or cultural references to Dracula around the 1920s, one notable event is the release of the silent film “Nosferatu” in 1922. Directed by F. W. Murnau, this unauthorized adaptation of Stoker’s novel is considered a classic of German Expressionist cinema and one of the earliest vampire films.

The 1920s were a time when cinema was gaining popularity, and various interpretations of classic literary works, including Dracula, were being brought to the screen. If you have a specific aspect of Dracula in the 1920s you’re interested in, please provide more details, and I’ll do my best to assist you!

Release date: 1920
Directed by: Victor Tourjansky
Stars: N/A
Running time: 3 minutes
Country: The Russian Empire
Language: Silent