Son of Dracula

1943

Carpathian Count Alucard is invited to the U.S. by a young "morbid" heiress (Katherine Caldwell). Her boyfriend (Frank Stanley) and local officials are suspicious of the newcomer, who is interested in the "virile" soil of the new world.

Cast:
Robert Paige .... Frank Stanley
Louise Allbritton .... Katherine 'Kay' Caldwell
Evelyn Ankers .... Claire Caldwell
Frank Craven .... Prof. Harry Brewster
J. Edward Bromberg .... Prof. Laszlo
Samuel S. Hinds .... Judge Simmons
Adeline De Walt Reynolds .... Madame 'Queen' Zimba
Pat Moriarity .... Sheriff Dawes
Etta McDaniel .... Sarah, Brewster's Maid
George Irving .... Col. Caldwell
Lon Chaney Jr. .... Count Alucard,

Louise Albritton

Date of birth (location)3 July 1920, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Date of death (details)16 February 1979

In a kinder world, vivacious film actress Louise Allbritton would have inherited the "screwball comedy" mantle vacated by the late Carole Lombard. Alas, Louise went straight from Pasadena Playhouse to the "B" mills of Universal Pictures, a studio notorious for its mishandling of unique talents. Her best starring assignment during her Universal years was the whimsical heroine in the captivating comedy San Diego I Love You (1945). By 1948, however, Louise was mired in "other woman" and secondary roles; she is quite good in this capacity in Universal's The Egg and I (1947), but the film's best lines and bits of business went to stars Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. Louise Allbritton retired from films in 1949, spending the rest of her life traversing the globe in the company of her husband, peripatetic CBS news correspondent Charles Collingwood. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide