Battle of San Pietro/House of Dracula

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In Brief: The Hendersonville Film Society will be hosting a double feature this week starting with John Huston's second foray into Frank Capra's Why We Fight series of WWII documentaries, The Battle of San Pietro. If you've never seen any of Huston's documentary work this is great place to start, and it might have been seasonally appropriate had Army censors not cut it in half out of fear that its gritty realism would deal a crippling blow to morale. In honor of Halloween the second film on the bill is Universal's 1945 House of Dracula, the slightly better sequel to House of Frankenstein in which Count Dracula, the Wolfman and Frankenstein's Monster reunite for another round of the monster mash.
Genre: Documentary/Horror
Director: John Huston/Erle C. Kenton
Starring: John Huston (narrator)/Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine, Onslow Stevens
Rated: NR

The Hendersonville Film Society will show The Battle of San Pietro and House of Dracula on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. in the Smoky Mountain Theater at Lake Pointe Landing Retirement Community, 333 Thompson St., Hendersonville.


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