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Director:
Writers:
Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
Guy Endore (novel)
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Release Date:
7 June 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
EVEN THOSE WHO LOVED HIM WERE NOT SAFE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
In Spain, Leon is born on Christmas day to a mute servant girl who was raped by a beggar. His mother... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Werewolf"ish" See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Clifford Evans ... Alfredo

Oliver Reed ... Leon
Yvonne Romain ... Servant Girl
Catherine Feller ... Cristina

Anthony Dawson ... The Marques Siniestro
Josephine Llewellyn ... The Marquesa
Richard Wordsworth ... The Beggar
Hira Talfrey ... Teresa
Justin Walters ... Young Leon
John Gabriel ... The Priest

Warren Mitchell ... Pepe Valiente
Anne Blake ... Rosa Valiente
George Woodbridge ... Dominique
Michael Ripper ... Old Soak
Ewen Solon ... Don Fernando

Peter Sallis ... Don Enrique
Martin Matthews ... Jose
David Conville ... Rico Gomez
Denis Shaw ... Gaoler
Charles Lamb ... Chef
Serafina Di Leo ... Senora Zumara
Sheila Brennan ... Vera
Joy Webster ... Isabel
Renny Lister ... Yvonne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kitty Atwood ... Midwife (uncredited)
John Bennett ... Policeman (uncredited)
Hamlyn Benson ... Landlord (uncredited)
Ray Browne ... Official (uncredited)
Rodney Burke ... 1st Customer (uncredited)
Max Butterfield ... Cheeky Farmer (uncredited)
Loraine Carvana ... Servant Girl as Child (uncredited)
Francis De Wolff ... Bearded Customer (uncredited)
Richard Golding ... 3rd Customer (uncredited)
Howard Lang ... Irate Farmer (uncredited)
Michael Lewis ... Page (uncredited)

Desmond Llewelyn ... 1st Footman (uncredited)
Alan Page ... 2nd Customer (uncredited)
Michael Peake ... Farmer in Cantina (uncredited)
Stephen Scott ... Another Farmer (uncredited)
Frank Sieman ... Gardener (uncredited)
Gordon Whiting ... 2nd Footman (uncredited)
Alister Williamson ... Policeman (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Angry Villager (Bottom Left) in Assembled Mob (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder)

Guy Endore (novel "The Werewolf of Paris")

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... executive producer
Anthony Hinds .... producer
Anthony Nelson Keys .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Benjamin Frankel 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alfred Cox 
 
Casting by
Stuart Lyons 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
Thomas Goswell (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist
Colin Garde .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Clifford Parkes .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Dominic Fulford .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jock May .... sound recordist
Alban Streeter .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
 
Stunts
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Harris .... camera operator
Tom Edwards .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Benjamin Frankel .... conductor
Leonard Salzedo .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tilly Day .... continuity
 

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Runtime:
91 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:(Banned) (1961) | France:-12 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (1995) | USA:Unrated

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In an interview, Richard Wordsworth stated that in the original screenplay his beggar character was a werewolf. Hammer told him that the censor had problems with the notion of a werewolf/rapist, so out it went.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Wolfman (2010)See more »

FAQ

How did Leon become a werewolf?
Why did they move the setting from Paris to Spain?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Werewolf"ish", 7 October 2003
Author: Andrew (specter@living-dead.com) from Toronto

A very involving Hammer production that chronicles the history and life of Leon (Reed) who becomes cursed at birth causing him to turn into a werewolf when the moon is full. This is a story driven movie. The action and violence is sparse, but that's not what this movie is about. Playing out like a historical drama, Curse of the Werewolf details werewolf mythology like I have never seen. The performances are fine, and the film has an ambient feel to it that makes it even more appealing. Don't sit down to this movie expecting a bloodbath, Curse of the Werewolf is a well written, brilliantly conceived, and nicely plotted thriller.

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