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The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Unrated | | Horror, Romance | 7 June 1961 (USA)
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 overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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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Horror | Romance

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7 June 1961 (USA)  »

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The Curse of Siniestro  »

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Trivia

In Spain was only released in Barcelona (Méliès Cinemes), 44 years later. The film was projected 7 days and only in subtitled version. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits, which features a very tight close-up of the werewolf's eyes, the edges of the contact lenses can be clearly seen. See more »

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Featured in Monster Mania (1997) 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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