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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 »
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User Reviews:
Very enjoyable and different 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)
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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
Dominic Fulford .... second assistant director
John Peverall .... assistant director
 
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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Additional Details

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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

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Trivia:
The only werewolf movie made by Hammer Studios.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 Perfect Scary Movie (2005) (TV)See more »

FAQ

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Is 'The Curse of the Werewolf' based on a book?
How did Leon become a werewolf?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Very enjoyable and different, 6 January 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This was a highly unusual werewolf film and I am actually surprised that Hammer films went on to make many Dracula sequels but not werewolf ones, since this film was well made and quite enjoyable.

The film begins with a very long prologue--telling a sad tale about an evil man who was responsible for the curse that eventually made poor Oliver Reed become a werewolf. The entire story was quite interesting and VERY different from the Universal Studios vision of how one becomes a werewolf. Instead of being bitten by another werewolf, it was a rather convoluted curse. The only problem with this story, though, is logical. You see, Oliver Reed's adoptive father narrates the prologue BUT how he knew most of the details is quite impossible--as Reed's mother was a mute and didn't have communication skills to explain most of the story. Plus, parts of it she couldn't have known! I guess the narrator just read the script, because there was no other way he could have been privy to the information! Despite this serious logical flaw, the rest of the film was very compelling--with Reed making a very sympathetic creature. Plus, like the old Universal films, Hammer did a good job of not showing too much--only letting you see the creature near the very end of the film.

Excellent acting and production values combined with a very interesting though flawed script make this an excellent movie for fans of Gothic horror.

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