The long-awaited DVD release of My Son The Vampire (aka Old Mother Riley Meets The Vampire) also contains the brief theatrical trailer for the film's American release (an inclusion not stated on the packaging). Previously available many years ago in an inferior VHS release, and undoubtably available elsewhere as a independently released video, the DVD transfer from the American print is beautiful!
Brit drag comedian Arthur Lucan stars as Irish scullery woman Old Mother Riley, a role he played in several "Riley" films over a course of fifteen years from 1937 to 1952 (when this film was released). Bela Lugosi actually co-stars as a mad scientist who believes he is a vampire, like a predecessor of his, and plans to rule the world with an army of 50,000 invincible robots...but only gets to create just one! Through an unfortunate hysterical mixup, Mother Riley ends up in the clutches of the pseudo-vampire, and slapstick farce ensues.
Directed by John Gilling, who went on to such films as Hammer Studio's THE MUMMY'S SHROUD (also on DVD), and featuring the title song written and performed by Alan Sherman (remember "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah?"). Sherman wrote the song for the American release, and appears in the short theatrical trailer which is also included on the DVD as a supplementary item (go to the main menu on the disc).