In DRACULA, Bela Lugosi's definitive performance as the compelling and hypnotic vampire count catapulted him to worldwide fame. Yet this was only one of many masterful portrayals that won him screen immortality. Among them:
The sinister Dr. Mirakle of MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
The haunted, heroic avenger of THE BLACK CAT
The master of the mystic arts in THE RETURN OF CHANDU;
The seagoing human derelict who rises to demonic fury on THE MYSTERY OF THE MARIE CELESTE
The surgical would-be superman undone by his own lust for sadistic torture in THE RAVEN
In Performed By Lugosi, these and other films are examined, along with the original classic tales that inspired them, with incisive and illuminating exploration of the screen artistry of Bela Lugosi. Even the most jaded Lugosi fan will find this work a treasure trove of fresh and penetrating insights into the man, the actor and his unique brand of theatrical magic.