Directed by: Tod Browning
Starring: Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Helen Chandler
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Question: Does anyone know why there are armadillos running around inside Dracula's castle?
Chosen answer: If memory serves, that version was filmed in Mexico and they used the same sets to film the Spanish version AT THE SAME TIME. English crew on days, Mexican crew at night. Being the desert there would be armadillos and I'm sure the crew thought they'd make good rats or something. Wouldn't you find some sort of exotic wildlife living in Castle Dracula?
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Renfield: No, no, master. I wasn't going to say anything, I told them nothing. I am loyal to you master.
In the scene where Renfield enters Dracula's castle, it is past midnight and on the outside, it is dark. But there is a LOT of bright light streaming through the windows into the castle, throwing well-defined shadows.
To accommodate all sorts of viewers, the studio also made a silent version of the film (for cinemas without sound equipment) and a Spanish-speaking version (to be shown in Latin America). The Spanish version is considered a better film, because it was filmed after the English takes each day, so the Spanish director and actors would watch the English takes and decide how to improve on them.