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Uncle Was a Vampire (1959)

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Baron Osvaldo Lambertenghi is forced to sell his ancestral castle; when it's converted into a hotel, he stays on as a bellboy. His mysterious uncle arrives--and turns out to be a vampire. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renato Rascel ...
Il conte Osvaldo Lambertenghi
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Carla
Lia Zoppelli ...
Letizia
Kai Fischer ...
Kay - la rossa (as Kay Ficher)
Franco Scandurra ...
Il professore Stricker
Carl Wery ...
Il professore tedesco (as Carlo Very)
Antje Geerk ...
Susan
Federico Collino ...
Il commendatore Luigino Visnaghi
Susanne Loret ...
Liliana (as Susan Loret)
Angelo Zanolli ...
Paolo - il primo play boy
Antonio Mambretti
Ivana Gilli
Franco Giacobini ...
Il secondo play boy
Fiorella Ferrero
Francesco Tensi ...
(as Francesco Tenzi)
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Baron Osvaldo Lambertenghi is forced to sell his ancestral castle; when it's converted into a hotel, he stays on as a bellboy. His mysterious uncle arrives--and turns out to be a vampire. When his uncle vampirizes Osvaldo, the newly-minted blood-sucker gallops about the castle sipping from the necks of dozens of beautiful female guests. Written by Erewhon

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28 October 1959 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Hard Times for Dracula  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 30310 delivered on 24-9-1959. See more »

Connections

Featured in Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991) See more »

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Funny Italian Vampire Flic
18 May 2012 | by (Mannheim, Germany) – See all my reviews

This Italian Vampire comedy really delivers. The location is a beautiful castle turned Grand Hotel at sunny coast of Italy. Christopher Lee successfully revives his most famous role with a well timed comic twist. And there are lots of sexy 1950s girls (including the stunning Sylvia Koscina) that get bitten. Of course it does not get too sexy. It's still a 1950s movie and some comedy might feel a little bit dated. But that's also the charm of this enjoyable romp. They don't do it like that any more! It's a time capsule that deserves to be rediscovered. Although it's not (and never will become) a classic, I did not regret the spent time and money.


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