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Director:
Writers:
Jimmy Sangster (screenplay) &
Peter Bryan (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
5 September 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 the best Hammer vampire flicks See more (90 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)
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:
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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 ending was to have originally had the vampires destroyed by a swarm of bats. This ending proved too expensive to stage and shoot. The concept of this ending was recycled three years later for the climax of Hammer's The Kiss of the Vampire (1963).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Marianne opens the window of her room to go on the terrace, it is an ordinary window whose ledge is one yard above floor; when she arrives on the terrace, the window goes down to the ground.See more »
Quotes:
Narrator:Transylvania, land of dark forests, dread mountains and black, unfathomed lakes. Still the home of magic and devilry as the nineteenth century draws to it's close. Count Dracula, monarch of all vampires, is dead, but his disciples live on, to spread the cult and corrupt the world.See more »
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Featured in The Public Eye (1972)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the best Hammer vampire flicks, 20 May 2011
Author: neunomad from Australia

This is an excellent entry in the Hammer studios series of vampire flicks. Almost everything that fans love about this particular vein of horror is here; the great Peter Cushing as Van Helsing, atmospheric sets and lighting, a creepy baroness, direction from the celebrated Terence Fisher... damsels in danger and the various tropes of the genre. What could be considered missing is Dracula. This is potentially confusing since the film is titled 'The Brides of Dracula', but is clearly set after Dracula's first demise in the series time-line.

What sets this apart as a relatively very good film is the amount of events they managed to squeeze in - which allows actors such as Cushing to flex their ability in a few interesting scenarios. What hasn't aged so well is the writing/portrayal of the young 'heroine', who seems to spend most of her time stupidly wandering into dangerous situations - acceptable in some cases, but in this film it just makes you question what level of intelligence they were trying to impart to her character.

If you're a fan of 'modern' horror, which is more to do with exploitation, you will undoubtedly view this film as very dated with not much to frighten. If you like Hammer horror and understand what it's "all about", or have an interest in Gothic horror films from the 50s and 60s, this film will be a very enjoyable screening.

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