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The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Unrated | | Horror | 5 September 1960 (USA)
Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

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Cast

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Martita Hunt ...
Baroness Meinster
Yvonne Monlaur ...
Freda Jackson ...
Greta
David Peel ...
Baron Meinster
Miles Malleson ...
Dr. Tobler
Henry Oscar ...
Herr Lang
Mona Washbourne ...
Frau Lang
Andree Melly ...
Gina
Victor Brooks ...
Hans
Fred Johnson ...
Cure
Michael Ripper ...
Coachman
Norman Pierce ...
Landlord
Vera Cook ...
Landlord's Wife
Marie Devereux ...
Village Girl (as Marie Deveruex)
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Storyline

A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr Van Helsing is already on his way. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The most evil Dracula of all! See more »

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5 September 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las novias de Drácula  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Actor David Peel wore lifts in his shoes to make him the same height as actor Peter Cushing in the film. Peel, according to his bio at the time, was 5 foot 10. Cushing was six feet tall. See more »

Goofs

Despite the fact the characters are all wearing winter clothes, in several night scenes crickets and frogs can loudly be heard as if it is summer. See more »

Quotes

Marianne Danielle: [gasping in disbelief] Then that poor prisoner, in the tower. He is your son?
Baroness Meinster: He was my son. Now he is only... a beast of the night.
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One of Hammer's Best
6 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

Brides of Dracula is certainly one of the best of the Hammer Horror features. Terry Fisher construct's a riveting story at a brisk pace and even though there are very few FX's he gets top performances out of his actors. Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, and Freda Jackson are old pros and can be counted on to deliver the goods. Of David Peel, all I can say is that it is a shame that he didn't do more horror films because he certainly had a knack for the gender. His Baron Meinster is handsome,charismatic, suave, sophisticated, sinister, aristocratic, and processes that sense of personal entitlement that ultimately makes him truly evil. It is the Baron that holds the story together and he is one of Hammer's most interesting monsters.

Yvonne Monlaur is a beautiful Hammer Glamour Gal of limited acting ability but she's bolstered by her talented co-stars. She is great eye candy, however, as are the two other "brides' Andree Melly and Marie Devereux.

No matter what your film viewing pleasure is,this is Hammer,Terrance Fisher, and Peter Cushing at their best and you won't miss Christophrt Lee at all.


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