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Horror of Dracula (1958)
"Dracula" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  8 May 1958 (USA)
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After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one ... See full summary »

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Carol Marsh ...
Olga Dickie ...
Gerda
John Van Eyssen ...
Valerie Gaunt ...
Janina Faye ...
Tania (as Janine Faye)
Barbara Archer ...
Inga
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
George Merritt ...
Policeman
George Woodbridge ...
Landlord
George Benson ...
Frontier Official
Miles Malleson ...
Undertaker
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After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost. Written by Anonymous

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Don't Dare See It...Alone! See more »

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8 May 1958 (USA)  »

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Dracula 1958  »

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£81,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to Christopher Lee's autobiography, he received only £750 for his portrayal of Dracula. He also states that the film eventually grossed US$25 million. See more »

Goofs

This film is set in 1885; however, when Dr. Van Helsing puts his fur coat on young Tania, he tells her she looks like a "teddy bear", a term that wasn't coined until 1902. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jonathan Harker: [narrating his diary] The Diary of Jonathan Harker... Third of May, 1885. At last, my long journey is drawing to its close. What the eventual end will be, I cannot foresee. But whatever may happen, I can rest secure that I will have done all in my power to achieve success.
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Sleep well, Mr. Harker.
31 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It just would not be Halloween with seen one of the Hammer Horror Films starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

And, what better one to watch than Dracula. Lee's Dracula is smooth and sophisticated and perfect for the role of a Count.

When he bends over the beautiful but helpless woman, she doesn't need to be naked, as you see her breasts heave and the short bursts of breath right before his penetration. Makes me want to roll over and have a cigarette afterwards.

Cushing is a magnificent Van Helsing, and he has a professional air about him that is quite endearing. He suffers fools as a gentleman.

There may be argument over the nest Dracula, but this is certainly in the running.


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