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The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Horror, Romance  |  7 June 1961 (USA)
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In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clifford Evans ...
Alfredo
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Leon
Yvonne Romain ...
Servant Girl
Catherine Feller ...
Cristina
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The Marques Siniestro
Josephine Llewellyn ...
The Marquesa
Richard Wordsworth ...
The Beggar
Hira Talfrey ...
Teresa
Justin Walters ...
Young Leon
John Gabriel ...
The Priest
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Pepe Valiente
Anne Blake ...
Rosa Valiente
George Woodbridge ...
Dominique
Michael Ripper ...
Old Soak
Ewen Solon ...
Don Fernando
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In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother dies giving birth and he is looked after by Don Alfredo. As a child Leon becomes a werewolf after having been taken hunting. As a young man, he works in a wine cellar and falls in love with the owner's daughter Cristina. One full moon, he again turns into a werewolf and terrifies the town. Written by Will Gilbert

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EVEN THOSE WHO LOVED HIM WERE NOT SAFE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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(RCA Sound Recording)

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According to the documentary Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror (1994) the Spanish setting for this film was forced up on writer Anthony Hinds after Michael Carreras had the studio back-lot dressed for a film about the Spanish Inquisition. This film was not produced because the Catholic League of Decency threatened to ban it. See more »

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The first 20 minutes of the movie are narrated by Don Alfredo. But since he did not witness the events depicted, there is no way he could have known what transpired. See more »

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Blood thirsty and relentless.
30 October 2000 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This is second only to the wonderful original starring Lon Chaney, Jr. twenty years earlier. Oliver Reed brings a more pronounced character to the ravenous tippy toed terror of the night. This is a top notch project from director Terence Fisher and one of the best from Hammer Studios.

Rounding out the play bill are Clifford Evans, Yvonne Romain, Hira Talfrey and Michael Ripper.


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