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of the movie This script is a transcript that was painstakingly
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This script was originally transcribed by BJ Kuehl.
D R A C U L A
Conde Dracula.................Carlos Villarias
Eva Seward.....................Lupita Tovar
Juan Harker.....................Barry Norton
Renfield..............Pablo Alvarez Rubio
Van Helsing................Eduardo Arozamena
Dr. Seward..............Jose Soriano Viosca
T R A N S Y L V A N I A
In a Coach in the Carpathian Mountains
A young woman (Sara) reads from a travel brochure
to four passengers
SARA: "Near Bistriz, the road turns toward the heart of the
Carpathians, one of the most barren and least known places in
Sara is knocked from her seat
by the jostling coach
MAN: Allow me.
SARA: Thank you very much.
LADY: What was that, Sara?
SARA: "...one of the most barren and least known places in
LADY: Keep reading.
SARA: Crumbling castles are scatted among the rugged summits.
They belong to a remote era..."
Sara is again knocked from her seat
by the jostling coach
RENFIELD: Coachman, you should go a little slower.
MAN: No, no! We must get to the inn before nightfall!
MAN: Today is Walpurghis Night, the night of bad omen!
MAN'S WIFE: (places her hand over his mouth)
MAN: The dead come out from their tombs and suck the blood of
MAN: You would not laugh at it, if you lived here. Tonight all
the doors will be locked, and we shall pray to the Virgin.
LATER THAT AFTERNOON
A Village Inn
Villagers anxiously greet the coach
VILLAGER: What was the journey like?
PASSENGER: Very good, thank you.
VILLAGER: Well, I am glad to hear it.
RENFIELD: Lad, get my luggage. I must continue to the Borgo
PORTER: (speaks in Hungarian to the Innkeeper)
INNKEEPER: I must warn you that today is the day of St.
Walpurga, which is considered as bad omen in this area. And the
coachman, who is a good fellow, wishes to know whether you do
not mind continuing the journey after sunrise.
RENFIELD: I'm very sorry, but at midnight a carriage will be
waiting for me at the Borgo Pass.
INNKEEPER: Whose carriage?
RENFIELD: Conde Dracula's.
INNKEEPER: Dracula's castle?
RENFIELD: Si, that is my destination.
INNKEEPER'S WIFE: Look, he wants to go tonight to the Borgo
INNKEEPER: I beg you to stay the night here.
RENFIELD: But all of this is mere superstition. I mean, in a
mountainous area like this one...I do not understand how...After
all, what I try to say is that I'm not afraid. I have already
told him that it is business matter. I must go there, really.
INNKEEPER'S WIFE: Wait! Since you want to leave, put this on.
Put it on for your mother's sake.
Innkeeper's wife places crucifix around Renfield's neck
INKEEPER'S WIFE: It will protect you.
INKEEPER'S WIFE: You are very welcome.
RENFIELD: Buenas noches.
INNKEEPER'S WIFE: Buenas noches. And I wish you a good journey.
VILLAGERS: Buenas noches. Buenas noches and good luck.
Exit coach carrying Renfield
SARA: Tell me, do you really believe there are vampires who
come out of their tombs and roam about looking for blood?
INNKEEPER: I have seen the victims.
LADY: Nonsense! Come, Sara.
The Crypt at Castle Dracula
Dracula and three vampiresses awaken from their coffins
A carriage waits at the Borgo Pass
Renfield's coach arrives
Renfield dismounts and the coach speeds away
Renfield approaches awaiting carriage
RENFIELD: Conde Dracula's carriage?
DRIVER: (nods and takes Renfield's luggage)
RENFIELD: (enters carriage)
The carriage speeds away
RENFIELD: (peers out the carriage window)
A bat leads the driverless carriage
LATER THAT NIGHT
The entrance to Castle Dracula
The driverless carriage arrives at Castle
Renfield disembarks cautiously
A door opens into the Castle
The door closes
Inside Castle Dracula
A bat flies over his head and up a flight of stairs
A man appears halfway up the stairs
DRACULA: I am...Dracula.
RENFIELD: You have come at the right time. I have no idea what
happened to the coachman and to my luggage. With all those
things, I thought I was at the wrong house.
DRACULA: The walls of my castle are cracked. The shadows are
many. But come in. Feel yourself at home.
Dracula heads upstairs
Offstage: Wolf call
DRACULA: Listen to them...they are the children of the night.
What beautiful music they make!
Dracula passes through a spiderweb
Renfield breaks a hole in spiderweb to pass through
A spider scurries up the web
DRACULA: The eternal fight for survival. Every living creature
needs blood to keep on living. The spider weaves his web to
catch the unwary fly. The blood...is the life, Senor Renfield.
Enter Dracula and Renfield
DRACULA: I guess that you will find this part of the castle
RENFIELD: It sure is!
DRACULA: I thought you might be hungry.
RENFIELD: You are very kind, Conde Dracula.
DRACULA: Sit down.
DRACULA: (pours a glass of wine)
RENFIELD: (drinks the wine)
DRACULA: I trust nobody knows about this visit?
RENFIELD: Definitely nobody, as you recommended.
DRACULA: I assume you have burnt all our correspondence.
RENFIELD: I have followed all your instructions to the letter.
DRACULA: Excellent, Senor Renfield, excellent.
Renfield cuts his finger on a breadknife
and squeezes out a drop of blood
DRACULA: (stealthily approaches Renfield)
Renfield's crucifix falls over the cut finger
DRACULA: (backs off quickly)
RENFIELD: It was nothing serious. Just a scratch.
DRACULA: (pours another glass of wine)
Renfield downs the entire glass
RENFIELD: Won't you have some?
DRACULA: I never drink...wine. And now, if you are all right,
I would like to talk about the lease of Carfax Abbey.
RENFIELD: But all the documents are in my briefcase.
DRACULA: I took the liberty of sending for your luggage.
RENFIELD: Everything is in order. You just needs to sign it.
I hope there are enough tags for all your bags.
DRACULA: I am only taking three boxes. We shall leave tomorrow
RENFIELD: Everything will be ready.
DRACULA: (pointing to bed) I wish you find it comfortable.
RENFIELD: Thanks. It looks appealing.
DRACULA: Now I shall leave you alone. I might dally away
tomorrow, during the day. In that case, we shall meet here at
dusk. Buenas noches, Senor Renfield.
RENFIELD: Well, buenas noches.
RENFIELD: (loosens his collar and stumbles to the window for
Enter three vampiresses
SEVERAL WEEKS LATER
Aboard the Vesta bound for England
On deck the crew battles a raging storm
In the hold Dracula rises from his coffin
THE NEXT MORNING
E N G L A N D
Officials examine the ghostship Vesta
MAN 1: Look! Fingers stiffened on the wheel as if they were
frozen. He must have died of fright.
MAN 2: What a terrible tragedy!
MAN 1: Not even a shred of the sails is left.
MAN 2: It must have been a terrible storm.
MAN 3: What about the sailors? Where are they?
In the hold
Renfield whispers to Dracula's coffin
RENFIELD: Master! Master, we have arrived. Can you hear me,
MAN 1: What is that?
MAN 2: Let us open that hatchway!
Hatchway opens to reveal Renfield
RENFIELD: (laughs like a maniac)
From the Whitby Newspaper
CREW OF CORPSES IN ABANDONED SHIP
A terrible storm may have caused it.
A madman is the only survivor.
Maritime authorities will deliver
the shipment to the consignees.
Dracula rises from his coffin at Carfax Abbey
SEVERAL EVENINGS LATER
A Theatre in London
An usherette leads Dracula inside
DRACULA: You will tell Dr. Seward, who is sitting in the next
box, that there is a phone call for him. Once you have given
him this message, you will not remember anything.
The Sewards' box
Seward, Harker, Eva and Lucia listen to the symphony
USHERETTE: Dr. Seward, there is a phone call for you.
SEWARD: Excuse me.
Seward steps from the box
DRACULA: Will you excuse me?
DRACULA: By chance I heard your name. Are you the Dr. Seward
who has a sanitarium at Whitby?
SEWARD: That's right.
DRACULA: I'm Conde Dracula. I have just rented Carfax Abbey.
I understand it is next to the gardens of your sanatarium.
SEWARD: Correct. It lies next to my property. It is a great
pleasure to meet you, Conde. Would you like to join us? Conde,
allow me to introduce my my daughter Eva...
Dracula kisses Eva's hand
SEWARD: ...Senorita Weston...
Dracula kisses Lucia's hand
SEWARD: ...Senor Harker. Conde Dracula has just rented Carfax
LUCIA: It will be a joy to see those dark windows illuminated
SEWARD: Conde, I beg you to excuse me. There is a phone call
for me. In the meantime, please be seated.
DRACULA: Mucho gusto.
HARKER: A pretty house could be built out of those Carfax
ruins. Of course, a lot of money is needed.
DRACULA: I shall barely touch them. They remind me of the
crumbling walls of my own castle in Transylvania.
LUCIA: What they remind me of is that old toast: "Majestic
lives upon deserted walls beat with the echo of our laughter as
if the dead whispered through them."
HARKER: How sweet!
LUCIA: Wait. There is something even sweeter. "For those who
are already dead, let us empty our glasses. And let us cheer
for the one who must die first."
EVA: You can create the rest, Lucia.
DRACULA: To really die...to be really dead...must be sublime.
EVA: But Conde!
DRACULA: Something worse than death lies in wait for the living.
LATER THAT NIGHT
Lucia prepares for bed
LUCIA: You can laugh as much as you like. I find him
EVA: Lucia, the romantic girl. That explains it. That part
about the crumbling walls. I still prefer a more formal man.
LUCIA: Like Juan?
EVA: Si, my dear friend, si. Like Juan. Well, Countess, I am
very tired. I leave you with your Conde and his crumbling
abbey. May you have sweet dreams. Buenas noches.
LUCIA: Buenas noches.
LUCIA: (opens the windows)
In the street below Lucia's window
DRACULA: (strolls past a policeman)
POLICEMAN: The fog is getting thicker.
Dracula peers up at Lucia's open window
Lucia lies down on her bed
DRACULA: (materializes and approaches Lucia)
THE NEXT DAY
An autopsy theatre
DOCTOR: Another death! When was the last transfusion performed
on Senorita Weston?
SEWARD: About four hours before her death.
DOCTOR: The same symptoms in each one of the cases. A baffling
loss of blood that we hae been unable to avoid. Give me the
magnifying glass. And these two identical marks were found on
the neck of each of the victims.
S W I T Z E R L A N D
SEVERAL DAYS LATER
Dr. Van Helsing's Laboratory
Drs. Van Helsing, Seward and colleagues
analyze a blood sample
HELSING: Gentlemen, we must deal with vampires.
DOCTORS: Vampires? Nosferatu?
SEWARD: Si, the vampire of Transylvania.
HELSING: That is right. Nosferatu, the vampire. The vampire
attacks his victims in the neck and leaves two tiny white wounds
with a red dot in the centre.
DOCTOR: But Professor Van Helsing, that theory is
inconceivable. In these times, medical science does not accept
the existence of such a creature. That is just a myth. A
HELSING: Dr. Seward's patient Renfield, whose blood I have just
analyzed, has the obsession that he must eat other living
creaturs in order to feed his own life. I am going to England
with Dr. Seward to study Renfield's case. And perhaps I can
prove to you that the superstition of times gone by may become a
scientific truth in our time. Look.
The doctors peer into a microscope
E N G L A N D
A FEW EVENINGS LATER
The Grounds of the Seward Sanitarium near Whitby
In Renfield's Room
Renfield grabs deparately at a spider
Martin pulls Renfield away from the web
RENFIELD: No, don't take it away. Martin, don't take it away!
You are a good man. Don't!
MARTIN: Aren't you ashamed of yourself? Now you are interested
in spiders. Spiders! You are no longer content with flies.
RENFIELD: Flies? Wretched flies? Tiny flies. Who can be
content with flies?
MARTIN: You, a raving lunatic!
RENFIELD: When beautiful and plump spiders are not available,
MARTIN: All right, do as you please. But now come with me. The
Professor wants to talk with you again. Let us go!
In Seward's office
Van Helsing and Seward confer
SEWARD: It's a very strange case. The only thing Renfield has
craved for, so far, are small bugs. No human beings.
HELSING: That is what we think, Doctor. But you say that he
slips away from his room. That he spends hours on the outside.
Where does he go?
There is a knock on the door
SEWARD: Come in!
Enter Renfield and Martin
HELSING: Well, Senor Renfield, you look much better now than in
the morning when I got here.
RENFIELD: Thanks, Professor. I feel much better.
Seward motions Martin to give Renfield a chair
HELSING: I was told that you studied at Oxford University.
RENFIELD: That is true. I graduated from the School of Law.
In 1927. I was accepted in the Bar in 1928.
Renfield stalks a fly, catches it, but lets it go
RENFIELD: An inferior organism. Unworthy of my attention.
Renfield sits back down
HELSING: What would you have done with that fly, had we not
MARTIN: Eat it up.
HELSING: Tell me, Senor Renfield. What makes you eat flies?
RENFIELD: The wings of flies, gentlemen, represent the aerial
power of the psychic faculties.
MARTIN: There is more to this fellow than meets the eye, Doctor.
On the Terrace at the Seward House
Eva and Harker talk
HARKER: I've never seen you like this before, Eva. What is
wrong with you? Are you worried about something? Have I done
something to you?
EVA: You have not done anything to me, Juan. Do not worry.
HARKER: But there is something wrong. Tell me.
EVA: I do not know what it might be. I have been feeling
frightened lately. When the night begins to fall, I get this
feeling that something tightens around me. Oh, Juan.
The crypt at Carfax Abbey
Dracula rises from his coffin.
At the Seward House
Eva and Harker come inside from the terrace
Van Helsing attempts to draw a blood sample from Renfield
RENFIELD: Do not touch me with that disgusting device!
SEWARD: Come on, Renfield.
RENFIELD: You must let me out of here.
HELSING: Why is it so important to you?
RENFIELD: Because I scream at night. I could bother Senorita
Eva and even cause her to have nightmares.
RENFIELD: Si, Doctor, si. Nightmares.
Offstage: Wolf call
HELSING: It sounds as a wolf howling.
SEWARD: Si, it sure does. But I cannot believe that wolves
come so close to men.
MARTIN: This one thinks that they do. And I have heard howling
at night. He says that they talk to him, and he screams back at
the top of his voice. He is crazy!
HELSING: I should have thought about it. You know well why the
wolves talk. Isn't that true, Senor Renfield? And you also
know how to shut them up.
Van Helsing holds up a sprig of aconite (wolfbane)
RENFIELD: (screams and turns away) You know too much to keep
HELSING: We cannot get another word out of him at the moment.
SEWARD: You can take him, Martin.
MARTIN: Get up, blockhead.
RENFIELD: I warn you again, Dr. Seward. If you do not let me
go, you will be responsible for whatever happens to your
Exit Martin and Renfield
SEWARD: What kind of herb got him so excited?
HELSING: It is aconite. The peasants in central Europe use it
to drive vampires away.
SEWARD: And Renfield reacted as soon as he smelt it.
HELSING: Si. He must be watched closely day and night, mainly
LATER THAT EVENING
The Seward Parlour
Eva and Harker sit on couch
HARKER: You were saying that you went to sleep.
EVA: Si. I was reading and fell asleep. I began to dream. A
dog barked, and it looked as if the whole room was wrapped in
mist. It was so thick that I could hardly see the light by my
bedside. It looked like a tiny spark lost amidst the fog.
Enter Van Helsing and Seward
EVA: I saw two red eyes staring at me and a livid white face
through the fog. He came closer and closer. I could feel his
breath on my face...and his lips...Ah!
HARKER: Eva, it was just a dream.
EVA: The next morning, I felt very weak, as if I had lost my
HELSING: When did you have that dream, Senorita Eva?
EVA: The night when father left for Switzerland. That is to
say, the night after Lucia was buried.
HELSING: Wait. Think for a moment. Can you remember what
might have caused that nightmare?
HARKER: There is something in Eva's mind, something she does
not want to tell us.
HELSING: And that face that you saw in your dream...are you
saying that it was getting closer and closer? That those lips
EVA: (Recoils from Van Helsing's touch)
EVA: No, no, papa. Por favor.
SEWARD: What do you have on your neck?
EVA: Por Dios, papa!
Seward and Van Helsing examine Eva's neck
HELSING: Since when have you had those marks?
EVA: Since the day after that dream.
MAID: Conde Dracula is here.
DRACULA: It is a pleasure to see you again, Doctor. I already
knew that you were back. Senorita Seward.
Dracula kisses Eva's hand
SEWARD: Excuse me, Conde Dracula. This is Professor Van
DRACULA: Van Helsing, the distinguished man of science whose
fame has even reached the mountains of Transylvania.
HELSING: Doctor, I beg you to excuse me, but your daughter had
better go to her room immediately.
DRACULA: Aren't you feeling well? I hope it is nothing serious.
EVA: I had a terrible dream a few nights ago, and I have not
been able to push it away from my mind.
DRACULA: Maybe you have taken my stories too seriously?
DRACULA: I have humbly tried to cheer up your fiancee by
telling her legends, though somewhat gloomy, about my distant
SEWARD: Daughter, I am sure Conde Dracula will excuse you. It
is imperative that you go to your room as Professor Van Helsing
has advised you to do.
EVA: But, father, I want you to know that I'm feeling quite
DRACULA: You had better do as your father says.
EVA: Muy bien.
SEWARD: Buenas noches, my dear daughter.
DRACULA: I must go, Doctor.
HELSING: I hope I shall have the pleasure of seeing you again.
EVA: Buenas noches, Juan.
DRACULA: Senor Harker.
Van Helsing notices that Dracula casts no reflection
in the mirror of an open cigarette case
DRACULA: I shall come by later to ask how you are feeling.
DRACULA: Buenas noches, Senorita Seward.
EVA: Buenas noches.
DRACULA: I am very sorry that my visit was so untimely.
SEWARD: Not at all.
HELSING: On the contrary, it could be of great importance.
Moreover, before you leave, you can be helpful to us.
DRACULA: It will be a pleasure to do whatever I can.
HELSING: Just a moment ago, I discovered an amazing
phenomenon...something so incredible that I do not trust my own
eyes. And I want you to help me prove it.
Van Helsing holds mirror to Dracula
DRACULA: (angrily smashes mirror with his cane) Dr. Seward,
please accept my apologies. I could not avoid it.
Dracula turns to Van Helsing
DRACULA: Considering that you have not lived an entire life
yet, you know a lot, Professor.
HARKER: Did you see the expression on his face? He looked like
an enraged beast!
HELSING: Dracula is our vampire.
SEWARD: Vampire? For God's sake, Professor.
HELSING: Vampires are not reflected in mirrors. That is why
Dracula shattered that mirror.
HARKER: Look Professor, that makes no sense whatsoever.
HELSING: Dracula is the monster who killed Lucia Weston. The
same one who left those marks on Senorita Eva's neck.
SEWARD: Is it him?
HARKER: Well, believe me, I do not want to offend you, but your
words seem more appropriate for one of the patients here.
HELSING: Si, and the physicians of this country as well as the
police will believe that. Vampires get stronger when people
refuse to believe in them.
Outside the Seward House
Eva enters the garden where Dracula awaits her
In the Seward Parlour
Van Helsing, Seward and Harker talk on
SEWARD: But professor, according to your own theory, the
vampire must go back to his grave before dawn. He must go back
to his native land which is the place where he was buried. Now
Conde Dracula's native land is Transylvania!
HELSING: Then he must have brought the earth with him. Perhaps
in boxes big enough to serve as his bed.
Offstage: Renfield laughs
Enter Renfield from the terrace
SEWARD: Come on. Come on. Renfield? What were you doing over
there? Come on. Come with me. Renfield, did you hear what we
RENFIELD: Pay attention to what he is telling you. That is the
only salvation you have left. And the same is true for her.
Renfield kneels before Van Helsing
RENFIELD: Save me. Save my soul. Save me, save me, save me!
I am weak, you are strong. I am crazy, you are sane.
HELSING: I will save you, but you must tell us whatever you
RENFIELD: Fool. Fool. And I thought you were a wise man.
What do I stand to gain by telling you everything? That
physician keeps me locked in here all day. And when I behave
nicely, he gives me a bit of sugar so that I can catch flies.
But if I serve the Master...An intelligent madman would rather
serve the one who can grant him life.
HELSING: Him? Who are you talking about?
RENFIELD: Why should we mention names among friends, Professor?
HELSING: What kind of ties do you have with Dracula?
RENFIELD: Dracula? I had never heard that name before.
HELSING: You are lying.
RENFIELD: Crazy people, Professor, do not have the faculty to
distinguish between what is true and false. For this reason, I
do not take offense.
Renfield turns to Dr. Seward
RENFIELD: I begged you to let me out, but you did not want to.
Now it is too late. It has already happened.
HARKER: What has happened?
RENFIELD: I dare not say it. I dare not. I would die in
torment if I tried to.
HELSING: And you shall die in torment if you let innocent blood
stain your soul.
RENFIELD: No! God will not condemn the soul of a poor madman.
He knows that the power of evil is too big for the poor in
spirit to get rid of it.
HELSING: Then, Renfield, trust me. Tell me what I want to know.
RENFIELD: What do you want to know?
HELSING: The name of the creature that has deranged your mind.
The one you call 'Master'.
RENFIELD: No! Don't ask me that! Don't ask me that! No!
Don't ask me that! No! No!.
HELSING: You must tell us.
RENFIELD: Leave me alone. Leave me alone.
HELSING: Renfield, tell us before it is too late. Before your
soul is damned forever.
RENFIELD: I shall tell you. I shall tell you.
RENFIELD: Master, master. I was not going to tell them
anything. I have not told them anything. I am faithful to you,
Master. I am faithful.
Offstage: Maid screams
Enter Maid onto the Terrace
MAID: Dr. Seward! Dr. Seward! Senorita Eva...over
Exit Harker, Van Helsing and Seward to garden
Renfield crawls to maid
and peers at her exposed throat
On the Sanatarium Lawn
Van Helsing and Seward find Eva
HARKER: (carries Eva to her room)
A FEW MOMENTS LATER
In Eva's Bedroom
Seward, Harker and Van Helsing stand at Eva's bedside
SEWARD: Thank God, she is still alive.
HELSING: She is alive, but she is at great risk. She is under
SEWARD: That would be terrible. I cannot believe it.
HELSING: Nevertheless, that is true. We must put an end to it.
We must confront it.
LATER THAT EVENING
On the terrace
MARTIN: Is Dr. Seward around?
HARKER: No, what do you need?
MARTIN: That blockhead has fled again. And he is capable of
doing any foolishness.
HARKER: Dr. Seward and his famous scholar are in the abbey
MARTIN: Vampires. Blockheads. Look, Senor Harker, if there is
a brave man after my job, let him have it. I am going to look
for work at another sanatarium where the crazy people are nice
and reasonable. Let them think they are Napoleon or kings.
Something worthy of my time.
A Park in London
Enter a lady dressed in white
THE NEXT MORNING
The Seward Sanatarium
Martin reads the newspaper to three nurses
MARTIN: "The mysterious lady in white, that merciless scourge
of childhood, once again played one of her tricks last night a
little after nightfall. The testimony given by two girls...they
both confirm that it is a beautiful lady dressed in white whose
modus operandi is to offer candy to her victim. Then she lures
her victim to a deserted corner where she bites the victim's
LATER THAT AFTERNOON, NEAR SUNDOWN
Eva's Sitting Room
Eva reads the newspaper
Van Helsing and Harker stand nearby
HARKER: What does she know about the lady in white? Why would
she know anything about it? She should not have read that.
HELSING: Por favor, Senor Harker.
Helsing turns to Eva
HELSING: And when did you see Lucia again after she was buried?
EVA: Once, when I was on the terrace. She came out of the
shadows. She came towards me. She stopped and stared at me. I
began to tell her something, and then I remembered that she was
dead. Her face took a horrible expression, the look of a hungry
beast, as if she were a wolf. She turned around, and she got
lost again amidst the fog.
HELSING: So, the woman dressed in white was...
HELSING: Senorita, I promise you that from this day on Lucia
will rest in peace. Her soul will be forever freed of that
EVA: Since you can save Lucia's soul after her death, promise
me that you will save mine, too.
HARKER: But you will not die, my love. You will live.
EVA: No. No, Juan, you must not touch me. And you must not
kiss me. Never, ever.
HARKER: What are you talking about?
EVA: Professor, explain it to him. Tell him. I can't.
Exit Van Helsing
EVA: Juan, it is all over between the two of us. Our love, our
wedding projects. Please, Juan, don't look at me like that. I
love you. I love you more than anything else. But this
terrible thing! He wants it to be this way. And I must obey.
Harker turns to Van Helsing
HARKER: Do you know what you are doing? You are driving her
Van Helsing opens the terrace doors and points outside
HELSING: Senor Harker, you should be worried about that. The
last rays of sunshine are gone. The night is threatening us
Van Helsing closes the terrace doors
HELSING: We have already put aconite in this room and in your
bedroom to free you from Dracula, in case he comes back.
HARKER: She will be totally free of him. Either she goes back
to London with me or I call the police.
HELSING: Seward, my friend, I am in charge here or whatever I
do will be useless.
Enter Nursemaid Marta
Van Helsing shows her a twig of aconite
HELSING: Senorita Eva must keep this branch of aconite in her
sleep. Be careful. She must not drop it while she is asleep.
HELSING: These windows must remain locked at night, no matter
MARTA: I understand, Professor.
SEWARD: Come, my daughter. Come on.
Seward and Marta led Eva to her bedroom
The lawn on the Sanatarium grounds
Dracula looks up at Renfield's cell window
In Renfield's Cell
Renfield sits alone on his bed
RENFIELD: Si, Master. You have come back, Master. Are you
angry at me? No, no, Master. Por favor. Not her! Never
again. No, Master. No! Not her! No! No! Por favor! No,
Master. No, por favor!
LATER THAT EVENING
The Seward Parlour
Van Helsing, Harker and Seward stand talking
HELSING: Senor Harker, I have devoted my life to the study of
the strangest things...to little known facts that maybe the
world had better ignore. But I quietly accept vulgar things.
Dracula's name is associated to a legend that is still told
among Dracula's fellow countrymen. This legend alludes to an
old family that disappeared about five centuries ago and was
supposed to be formed by vampires. As I discovered, by chance,
that Dracula was not reflected in the mirror, and besides that
three big boxes had been sent to Carfax Abbey, and I also knew
that a vampire must sleep during the day in his native land. I
understood at once that Dracula had to be the person who
Renfield calls 'Master', a being who is not dead and has been
able to prolong his life beyond the natural limits, feeding
himself on the blood of other living creatures. We can only save
Eva if we find the place where the living corpse of the vampire
rests and we drive a stake through his heart.
Renfield is seen listening outside the terrace doors
Harker throws open the doors
He pulls Renfield into the parlour
RENFIELD: What a strange conversation for men who are not crazy.
SEWARD: Renfield, you will force me to put you in a
RENFIELD: I am afraid that it will be useless at this point.
In Eva's Sitting Room
Eva turns in her sleep
Her hand knocks the aconite twig from the pillow
Marta returns it to the pillow
The Sanitarium Ward
Martin speaks on the telephone
MARTIN: What? What are you saying, Doctor? Again? I am on my
way, Sir. Immediately, Senor Doctor. The doctor's favourite
lunatic is at large again.
Martin opens the door to Renfield's cell
MARTIN: My goodness! This Barbarian must be Hercules!
NURSE: What has he done now?
MARTIN: Come and see for yourself.
The bars on the cell window are bent
In Eva's Sitting Room
Dracula holds Marta entranced
DRACULA: From now on, any mental suggestion that you receive
from me must be executed. Whenever I want you to do something,
it has to be done.
MARTA: It has to be done.
DRACULA: When you come out of this state, you will remember
nothing of what I am telling you now. Do you understand?
MARTA: I understand.
DRACULA: I have alrady told you what you must do. Now, obey.
Dracula and Marta enter Eva's bedroom
Marta removes the aconite from Eva's pillow
Dracula bends over Eva's sleeping body
The Seward Parlour
Renfield talks to Van Helsing, Harker and Seward
HELSING: Renfield, you know where those boxes are. Tell us and
we shall protect you.
RENFIELD: But I no longer need your protection. the Master is
not angry with me. On the contrary, he is satisfied. He came
up to my window, under the moonlight, and he promised things to
me. Not to say them. To do them.
HELSING: To do them?
RENFIELD: Si. Trying to make it happen. A red mist spread on
the lawn, and came towards me as a raging fire. Then, the
Master tore open the mist and showed before my eyes thousands of
rats, their eyes enflamed as his, but smaller. He rose his
hand, and all of them stopped. I thought he was telling me:
Rats! Rats! Rats! Thousands, millions of rats! And in each
one of them, a life full with red blood. This is equivalent to
many years of life. I shall give you all these beings. Si, and
many more! For countless generations! But you have to obey.
HELSING: What did he want you to do?
RENFIELD: What has already been done.
HELSING: Dracula is in the house.
RENFIELD: Where else did you expect him to be?
Exit Harker to Eva's room
HELSING: He will not be able to do us harm. We have put the
MARTIN: Oh, here you are! Por Dios, this man is going to drive
me crazy. He has just twisted and broken the iron bars as if
they were mere toothpicks.
SEWARD: Come with me, Martin. Let me show you a place from
which he will not flee again. Let us go.
MARTIN: You might be right, but I shall quote Saint Thomas.
Exit Seward, Renfield and Martin
DRACULA: Van Helsing! Now that you have found out what you
have found out, it would be advisable that you go back to your
HELSING: I intend to stay and protect those you would like to
DRACULA: It is too late. Dracula's blood is already flowing in
Senorita Seward's veins. She will live for all eternity as I
HELSING: Suppose that you get away, Dracula, we know how to
save Senorita Eva's soul if not her life.
In Eva's Sitting Room
Enter Eva from the Bedroom
EVA: Of course, I am all right. I have never felt better in my
Harker stares at Eva
EVA: Tell me, why are you staring at me like that?
HARKER: You are so...it is almost unbelievable. You look like
somebody else. My love, you look great.
EVA: And I feel great. But it is stuffy in here. And this
smell. It is the wreath of flowers the Professor wanted me
MARTA: Si, Senorita?
EVA: Throw away that awful wreath of flowers, will you, Marta?
And do me a favour. Open the window to let air in.
MARTA: But, Senorita, the Professor will not approve of that.
HARKER: Do not worry about him.
Marta opens the terrace doors
and removes the aconite wreath
Eva and Harker stroll out onto the terrace
EVA: It's much better here.
HARKER: I am glad to see you like this. I was really worried
EVA: I do not know what was wrong with me. It is as if I were
coming out of a nightmare. Juan, the moonlight is beautiful,
isn't it? Look, have you ever seen so many starts. Millions
and millions, and they seem to be very close. As if it were
possible to reach them with your hand.
HARKER: Would you like me to offer you a handful of them?
In the Seward Parlour
Dracula and Van Helsing confront each other
DRACULA: Do not forget, Van Helsing, in the last years those
who crossed my path paid for it with their own lives. And some
of them in a very unpleasant way.
Van Helsing backs away
DRACULA: Come here.
Van Helsing attempts to reach into his pocket
DRACULA: Stop! You shall not move your hand unless I want you
Dracula points to an open box on a table
DRACULA: Take out whatever you have in there and put it in this
Van Helsing reaches into his pocket
Dracula shields his eyes with his cape
Van Helsing removes a crucifix
DRACULA: Hurry up.
Van Helsing closes the lid on the box
but holds onto the crucifix
DRACULA: Have you obeyed me?
HELSING: Si, I have.
Dracula unshields his face
Van Helsing holds up the crucifix
DRACULA: (snarls and turns away)
Exit Dracula through terrace doors
On Eva's Terrace
Eva and Harker sit together
HARKER: Si, you told me that.
EVA: Oh, no, Juan.
HARKER: What do you mean?
EVA: I could have never told you such a foolish thing. You
have made it up.
HARKER: No, you told me that the night frightened you.
EVA: And what is there at night that may frighten me? I love
nights. It is the only time when I really live, I guess.
HARKER: Be careful. A bat. It may get tangled in your hair.
EVA: Si, I shall do it. I shall do it.
HARKER: You will do what?
EVA: Me? I did not say anything.
HARKER: I thought you did. God, that bat is huge.
EVA: Juan, I want you to promise me something.
HARKER: Wahtever you want, my love. Whatever you ask for.
Van Helsing listens from behind the terrace door
EVA: That intrusive professor and his herbs. I cannot stand him
any longer. Will you do me a favour and take them away? And
the crucifix, take it away from him, too. He will say that he
wants to protect me again from the night, from Conde Dracula,
HARKER: I do not know what to believe. But he might be right.
He has told me terrible things about that Conde Dracula.
EVA: (laughs hysterically)
Dr. Seward joins Van Helsing at the terrace door
They continue to eavesdrop unnoticed
Eva entwines her arms around Harker's neck
HARKER: What is that? What is wrong with you?
HARKER: Your eyes! Your look is so strange.
Eva bends forward to bite Harker's neck
SEWARD: Don't, Eva!
Helsing runs forward with crucifix
EVA: (screams and faints)
SEWARD: Eva, my daughter!
HARKER: It is all right, Eva, my love.
EVA: The cross, Juan! After what happened, I cannot look at it.
HARKER: What happened?
EVA: I cannot tell you, I cannot.
HARKER: You must tell me. I have a right to know.
EVA: Dracula...he came. He cut open a vein in his arm, and he
forced me to drink.
Eva faints again
Offstage: Sound of gunshot
HELSING: (looking over terrace wall) What is that?
Out on the Lawn
Martin aims a gun
The Maid runs in circles
HELSING: Who is it, Martin?
MARTIN: A bat, Professor. Very big and very black.
HELSING: Don't waste your pellets. It is useless. That bat
will never be wounded.
MARTIN: What can we do?
MAID: (whispering to Martin) He is crazy.
MARTIN: They are all crazy. All of them except me and you.
And sometimes, I doubt even about you.
Maid exits in a huff
LATE THAT NIGHT
In Eva's Bedroom
Marta sits in a chair reading
Dracula peers in window
MARTA: (drops book, removes aconite and opens windows)
Dracula wills Eva to awaken
Offstage: A woman's scream rings out
The Front Gate of the Sanitarium
Van Helsing and Harker emerge from the fog
HELSING: It was a good deed to drive a stake through the heart
of that poor girl. Now her soul will rest in peace.
HARKER: Let us go to the Abbey.
Inside Carfax Abbey
Dracula carries Eva
RENFIELD: Master! Master, I'm here! Master! Master, here I
am! Here I am.
From offstage: Harker's voice
HARKER: Eva! Eva!
Outside Carfax Abbey
Van Helsing and Harker look for a way into the Abbey
HARKER: Look. An opening in the wall!
Harker shouts through the opening into the Abbey
HARKER: Eva! Eva!
Harker and Van Helsing follow grope along the Abbey wall
HARKER: He entered through here.
Inside Carfax Abbey
Renfield backs away from Dracula
RENFIELD: I haven't brought them here, Master! I swear! I
didn't know, Master. Master!
RENFIELD: Master! Master! I have always been faithful. I am
your slave. I did not betray you.
Dracula lays Eva on the stairs
and advances toward Renfield
RENFIELD: Do not kill me, Master! Punish me! Torture me! But
let me live! I cannot go before God with so many deaths on my
conscience and so much blood on my hands!
Dracula strangles Renfield,
throws his body over the stairs,
and returns to pick up Eva
In the Abbey Courtyard
Dracula enters the crypt, carrying Eva
The crypt door closes behind him
Harker and Van Helsing follow but find the door locked
HARKER: Eva! Eva!
HELSING: With that crowbar, Harker!
Harker picks up a crowbar and beats on the door
Inside the crypt
Dracula prepares to drink from Eva
Sunlight streams through a nearby window
EVA: (awakens and screams)
Outside the crypt
Harker finally breaks open the door
HARKER: I have got it!
Harker and Van Helsing rush into the crypt
HARKER: Eva, we are here! Eva! Eva! Eva! Eva!
HELSING: Harker! Harker! I have found them. Look.
Harker looks at Dracula lying in an open coffin
HELSING: His life as a vampire is coming to its end.
HARKER: And Eva?
HELSING: You must be brave. Go find a rock. Anything I can use
to drive the stake through his heart.
Harker brings back an iron bar
HARKER: And Eva? Is she...?
Van Helsing points to her empty coffin
HELSING: She is not here.
HARKER: Then she is still alive!
Harker runs deeper into the crypt
HARKER: Where are you?!
Offstage: The sound of pounding
followed by death gasps
HARKER: Eva! Eva! Where are you? Eva! Eva!
Eva runs into Harker's arms
HARKER: You are safe, Eva. You are safe.
EVA: Oh, Juan! You should have seen his horrible face when he
saw the sunlight!
HELSING: There is nothing to fear, now. Dracula is dead
Harker and Eva begin to leave the crypt
Van Helsing does not follow
HARKER: Aren't you coming with us?
HELSING: I am staying. I shall do good on my promise to
Exit Harker and Eva