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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 Hammer's Best See more (89 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Dr. J. Van Helsing
Martita Hunt ... Baroness Meinster
Yvonne Monlaur ... Marianne Danielle
Freda Jackson ... Greta
David Peel ... Baron Meinster
Miles Malleson ... Dr. Tobler
Henry Oscar ... Herr Otto Lang
Mona Washbourne ... Frau Helga Lang
Andree Melly ... Gina
Victor Brooks ... Hans, a Villager
Fred Johnson ... The Cure, Father Stepnik
Michael Ripper ... Coachman
Norman Pierce ... Johann, Landlord
Vera Cook ... Landlord's Wife
Marie Devereux ... Village Girl (as Marie Deveruex)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Castle ... Elsa, School Maid (uncredited)
Michael Mulcaster ... Latour, 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 
 
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: When the coachman pulls the log out of the road, the thin end of it wobbles (revealing it to be a rubber mock-up).See more »
Quotes:
Marianne Danielle:[gasps] You locked him away? Your own son? Because he is... unholy? Oh, this I cannot understand. How can you be so cruel?
[dazed and exhausted, holding her head in her hands]
Baroness Meinster:[calmly] You are judging me, child. Sleep before you pass sentence.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sleepy Hollow (1999)See more »

FAQ

What is 'The Brides of Dracula' about?
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
One of Hammer's Best, 6 October 2012
Author: snicewanger

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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