Nukes really absorbed popular culture there for a while, didn't they? Unfortunately, I have to agree that The Story of Mankind wasn't too great and only stomached a bit of it.
Dracula's Daughter I found a lot more interesting. It had a neat take on the story and tackled it smartly. I thought the editing was almost modern with a lot of closeups, tracking shots, zooms, cuts and so on. It seemed a bit different than other films of the thirties. Gloria Holden really looked the part and Marguerite Churchill was quite the looker in this one as well.