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Director:
Writers:
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay) &
Peter Bryan (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 September 1960 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He Turned Innocent Beauty Into Unspeakable Horror. See more »
Plot:
Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
One of Hammer's Best! See more (93 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Doctor Van Helsing
Martita Hunt ... Baroness Meinster
Yvonne Monlaur ... Marianne
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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Castle ... Elsa (uncredited)

Jill Haworth ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Michael Mulcaster ... The Man in Black (uncredited)
Harry Pringle ... Karl (uncredited)
Harold Scott ... Severin (uncredited)
Stephanie Watts ... Foxy Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
 
Writing credits
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay) &
Peter Bryan (screenplay) &
Edward Percy (screenplay)

Anthony Hinds  uncredited

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... executive producer
Anthony Hinds .... producer
Anthony Nelson Keys .... associate producer (as Anthony Nelson-Keys)
 
Original Music by
Malcolm Williamson 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Asher (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alfred Cox 
 
Casting by
Dorothy Holloway (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Art Direction by
Thomas Goswell (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist (as Freda Steiger)
 
Production Management
Don Weeks .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Hugh Harlow .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Eric Hillier .... props buyer (uncredited)
Don Mingaye .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Tom Money .... property master (uncredited)
Margaret Robinson .... model maker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jim Groom .... sound editor (as James Groom)
Jock May .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Sydney Pearson .... special effects
 
Stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Harris .... camera operator
Steve Birtles .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Tom Edwards .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
John Hollingsworth .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Tilly Day .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
85 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:PG | Finland:(Banned) (1960) | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Netherlands:12 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1960) | Norway:16 (1960) | Portugal:17 | Sweden:15 | UK:X | UK:12 (DVD rating) (2007) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16 (original rating)

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Trivia:
The film underwent rewriting by others including director Terence Fisher who made changes to the script on the set just prior to shooting scenes.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In a closeup of the Baron in the mill, the contact lenses that change his eye color are clearly visible.See more »
Quotes:
Hans, a Villager:Why can't she lie in peace, like all the rest?
The Cure, Father Stepnik:Because she is not *like* all the rest!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Bloodsucking Cinema (2007) (TV)See more »

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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
One of Hammer's Best!, 27 February 2000

Dracula is dead, and one of his disciples carries on his wicked ways in Eastern Europe. This time around it is the young Baron Meinster(played with credibility by David Peel). A young woman is invited to the Castle Meinster and unleashes the Baron from his shackles to allow him to slake his thirst through the living. This film lacks the star power of Christopher Lee in Hammer's second vampire outing, yet does not suffer greatly due to the wonderful performance of Peter Cushing reprising his role as Dr. Van Helsing and the incredible direction of Terrence Fisher. Fisher's ability to tell a story through film is not to be overlooked, nor is his use of subtle and bright colours to create wonderfully atmospheric sets and scenic centerpieces. Some of the scenes in this film are some of the best to ever come by way of Hammer, including the scene where a servant taps on a buried coffin to show a fledgling vampire the way, the incident with Van Helsing and his wound, and the windmill finale. The cast is very good with particular honors going to Cushing, Martita Hunt as the vampire's sympathetic mother, and Freda Jackson as the demented, crazed servant-nurse. Cushing is as ever implacable from his crusade to save the world from vampirism. Just a wonderful tale!

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