About Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Dark Prince
The story of Bela Lugosi is perhaps the most tragic of the horror icons. After years as a leading man on stage in his native Hungary, he was cast in the Broadway production of Dracula and its 1931 film adaptation. It was a performance that would forever typecast him, a devastating blow to an actor who prided himself on versatility. But it was the role Lugosi turned down after Dracula that he would regret forever.
This retrospective documents Lugosi’s life through interviews and rare footage, including his final chapter in the films of Z-grade director Ed Wood, voted some of the worst ever made.
Notable guest stars: Martin Landau, Ray Walston, Forest J. Ackerman, Robert Wise, Bela Lugosi Jr., Ronald V. Borst, Dick Sheffield
Produced and directed by Kevin Burns
Narrated by Richard Kiley