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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:
A Typical Vampire Movie by Hammer See more (92 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 (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:
Besides Peter Cushing, Miles Malleson is the only actor to appear in both this film and Horror of Dracula (1958).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the opening scenes, the windows on the coach almost all alternate between open and closed from shot to shot.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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A Typical Vampire Movie by Hammer, 8 May 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Transylvania, the teacher Marianne Danielle (Yvonne Monlaur) is heading to a small village where she will teach French and etiquette for teenage girls. The stagecoach stops at a village and when Marianne is preparing to eat dinner, the coachman goes away and leaves her in the inn. Out of the blue, Baroness Meinster (Martita Hunt) comes to the place and invites Marianne to spend the night in her castle, where she lives with her servant Greta (Freda Jackson). During the night, Marianne sees a man in a balcony and she learns that he is Baron Meinster (David Peel), the insane son of the Baroness. Later Marianne believes that he will jump off the balcony and she goes to his room and finds that he is chained by his mother. Marianne decides to help him to escape and steals the key from the Baroness' room. Then she leaves the castle and is found by Dr. J. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing), who has been invited by the local priest to treat a disease. Soon Van Helsing learns that Marianne has unleashed a vampire that is murdering the dwellers of the village.

"The Brides of Dracula" is a typical vampire movie by Hammer, highly entertaining, with beautiful actresses but also with many flaws. Marianne is a silly woman that makes the movie happens with her stupid attitudes. The ham David Peel is awfully ridiculous in the role of the blonde vampire. It is not explained why the Baron Meinster does not turn into a bat to release from the chains. Who is the creepy man in the beginning of the movie that leaves a log on the road? Why people are so scared of the Baroness if they believe that her son is dead? Why the vampire did not kill Van Helsing and how a red-hot iron together with holy water avoids the victim to turn into a vampire? And the mysterious luggage of Marianne that is never seen? But the secret for enjoying movies from Hammer is to ignore the plot holes and have a good time with the silliness of the story. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "As Noivas do Vampiro" ("The Brides of the Vampire")

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