Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bela Lugosi: Film & TV List

He was one of the greatest and legendary stars of horror film history. Suave, debonair, and always the gentleman to his adoring public, Bela Lugosi was the boogeyman of many erotic nightmares with his most famous role and definitive portrayal of Count Dracula. However, Lugosi first began his acting career on the stage, appearing in nearly two hundred productions that would make just about any actor today quite envious. His early efforts as a film actor began in his native homeland of Hungry from 1917-1918, before continuing his career in Germany from 1919-1922. Ultimately, Lugosi made the United States his permanent home where he reached true stardom, becoming one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. From 1923 up until his death in 1956, Lugosi played everything from secret agents, mad doctors, villainous butlers, dashing vampires, and grotesque beings. The following is a list that spans Lugosi's entire film career and television appearances by year.

Alarcosbal (1917; a.k.a. Masked Ball) -- lost film
Az Elet Kiralya (1917; a.k.a. The King of Life/The Picture of Dorian Gray) -- lost film
Leoni Leo (1917) -- lost film
Lili (1917) -- lost film
A Regiseggyujto (1917; a.k.a. The Antiquarian) -- lost film
Az Ezredes (1918; a.k.a. The Colonel) -- lost film
Kilencvenkilenc (1918) -- lost film
A Leopard (1918; a.k.a. The Struggle for Life) -- lost film
A Naszdal (1918; a.k.a. The Wedding Song) -- lost film
99 (1918) -- lost film
Tavaszi Vihar (1918; a.k.a. Spring Tempest) -- lost film
Sklaven Fremdes Willens (1919; a.k.a. Hypnoses/Slave of a Foreign Will) -- lost film
Der Fluch der Menschheit (1920; a.k.a. The Curse of Man) -- lost film
Die Frau im Delphin (1920; a.k.a. The Woman in the Dolphin) -- lost film
Das Ganze Sein ist Flammend Leid (1920; a.k.a. The Whole of Being is a Flaming Misery) -- lost film
Der Januskopf (1920; a.k.a. The Head of Janus/Schrecken/The Terror) -- lost Jekyll & Hyde film
Johann Hopkins III (1920; a.k.a. John Hopkins the Third) -- lost film
Lederstrumpf (1920; a.k.a. Leatherstocking)
Der Sklavenhalter von Kansas-City (1920; a,k.a. The Slaveholder of Kansas City) -- lost film
Der Tanz auf dem Vulkan (1920; a.k.a. The Dance on the Volcano)
Die Teufelsanbeter (1920; a.k.a. The Devil Worshippers) -- lost film
Die Todeskarawane (1920; a.k.a. The Caravan of Death) -- lost film
Nat Pinkerton in Kampf (1920-1921; a.k.a. Nat Pinkerton in Combat) -- lost 2-part film
Ihre Hoheit die Tanzerin (1922; a.k.a. Her Highness, the Dancer) -- not released due to censorship
The Silent Command (1923)
The Rejected Woman (1924)
Daughters Who Pay (1925)
The Midnight Girl (1925)
Punchinello (1926) -- lost film
How to Handle Women (1928)
The Last Performance (1928) -- voice dubbed to Conrad Veidt's role for Hungarian distribution
The Veiled Woman (1928) -- lost film
Prisoners (1929) -- Bela's first sound film appearance
The Thirteenth Chair (1929)
King of Jazz (1930) -- Hungarian version of film
Oh, for a Man! (1930)
Renegades (1930)
Such Men Are Dangerous (1930)
Viennese Nights (1930)
Wild Company (1930)
The Black Camel (1931)
Broadminded (1931)
Dracula (1931)
Fifty Million Frenchmen (1931)
Women of All Nations (1931)
Chandu the Magician (1932)
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
White Zombie (1932)
The Death Kiss (1933)
The Devil's in Love (1933)
International House (1933)
Night of Terror (1933)
The Whispering Shadow (1933) -- 12-chapter serial
The Black Cat (1934)
Gift of Gab (1934)
The Return of Chandu (1934)
Best Man Wins (1935)
Mark of the Vampire (1935)
Murder by Television (1935)
The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1935)
Mystery of the Marie Celeste (1935)
The Raven (1935)
The Invisible Ray (1936)
The Postal Inspector (1936)
Shadow of Chinatown (1936) -- 15-chapter serial
SOS Coastguard (1937) -- 12-chapter serial
Dark Eyes of London (1939, a.k.a. The Human Monster)
The Gorilla (1939)
Ninotchka (1939)
The Phantom Creeps (1939) -- 12-chapter serial
Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Black Friday (1940)
The Saint's Double Trouble (1940)
You'll Find Out (1940)
The Black Cat (1941)
The Devil Bat (1941)
The Invisible Ghost (1941)
Spooks Run Wild (1941)
The Wolf Man (1941)
Black Dragons (1942)
Bowery at Midnight (1942)
The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Night Monster (1942)
The Ape Man (1943)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Ghosts on the Loose (1943)
Return of the Vampire (1943)
One Body Too Many (1944)
Return of the Ape Man (1944)
Voodoo Man (1944)
The Body Snatcher (1945)
Zombies on Broadway (1945)
Genius at Work (1946)
Scared to Death (1947)
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
The Milton Berle Show (1949) -- TV series episode
Suspense!: "The Cask of Amontillado" (1949) -- TV series episode
Celebrity Time: "The Eyes Have It" (1950) -- TV series episode
Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney Show: "Episode #1.3" (1950) -- TV series episode
Starlit Time (1950) -- TV series episode
Versatile Varieties (1950) -- TV series episode
Bela Lugosi Meets the Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)
Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (1952)
Glen or Glenda? (1953)
Spade Cooley Show (1953) -- TV series episode
You Asked for It (1953) -- TV series episode
Bride of the Monster (1955)
The Black Sleep (1956)
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957)
The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) 


  1. Great photos! Both Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff were fascinating men!!

  2. Yes! I look forward to doing more posts on Lugosi and Karloff.


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