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Writer:
Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 April 1966 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Ladies' Man - And Lady Killer! See more »
Plot:
The movie chronicles the events of history's "man of mystery," Rasputin. Although not quite historically... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Hammer's best pseudo-historic epic See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Christopher Lee ... Grigori Rasputin
Barbara Shelley ... Sonia
Richard Pasco ... Dr. Zargo
Francis Matthews ... Ivan
Suzan Farmer ... Vanessa
Dinsdale Landen ... Peter
Renée Asherson ... Tsarina (as Renee Asherson)
Derek Francis ... Innkeeper

Joss Ackland ... The Bishop
Robert Duncan ... Tsarvitch
Alan Tilvern ... Patron
John Welsh ... The Abbot
John Bailey ... The Physician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Ripper ... Waggoner (voice)
Mary Barclay ... Superior Lady (uncredited)
Michael Cadman ... Michael (uncredited)

Helen Christie ... First Tart (uncredited)

Lucy Fleming ... Wide Eyes (uncredited)
Michael Godfrey ... Doctor (uncredited)
Fiona Hartford ... Tania (uncredited)
Prudence Hyman ... Chatty Woman (uncredited)
Bryan Marshall ... Vasily (uncredited)
Bridget McConnell ... Gossip (uncredited)
Jay McGrath ... Dancer (uncredited)
Robert McLennan ... Dancer (uncredited)
Bartlett Mullins ... Waggoner (uncredited)
Veronica Nicholson ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Mary Quinn ... Innkeepers Wife (uncredited)
Robert Rowland ... Bin Man / Bar Drunk (uncredited)
Celia Ryder ... Fat Lady (uncredited)
Cyril Shaps ... Foxy Face (uncredited)
Leslie White ... Cheeky Man (uncredited)
Brian Wilde ... Vassily`s Father (uncredited)
Maggie Wright ... Second Tart (uncredited)
Jeremy Young ... Court Messenger (uncredited)
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Directed by
Don Sharp 
 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder)

Produced by
Anthony Nelson Keys .... producer
 
Original Music by
Don Banks 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Reed (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Roy Hyde 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
 
Costume Design by
Rosemary Burrows (wardrobe)
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ross MacKenzie .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... assistant director
Hugh Harlow .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roy Baker .... sound editor
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist
 
Stunts
Peter Diamond .... fight arranger (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecil Cooney .... camera operator (as Cece Cooney)
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Don Banks .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lorna Selwyn .... continuity
 
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Runtime:
91 min
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Color:
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:(Banned) (1966) | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (VHS/DVD rating) (uncut) | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Rasputin has a confrontation with irate villagers in a small hut. This is the same hut Charles and Diana Kent took refuge in in Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When seen from the exterior, the front door of the Cafe Tzigane is different from that seen in the interior shots.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Doctor:No point in me staying here any longer. Keep her warm. If she recovers consciousness, give her a little brandy.
Innkeeper:And if she doesn't, doctor?
Doctor:Send for the priest.
Innkeeper:Oh God.
Doctor:Nothing more I can do.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Hammer's best pseudo-historic epic, 29 October 2002
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

Hammer Film's relatively unambitious adventure in historical exploitation is lifted above the norm by 2 major factors: the genius of set designer Robinson and the fine heavy styles of Chris Lee and Barby Shelley, pros of the genre in every sense. The scene with Rasputin smoking in bed while Shelley cowers in a gathering of blankets is a classic visual statement.

This film tells the story of Rasputin with more of an eye to screen exploitation values than truth (which I think is how it should be, as Plato said that truth is rarely a likely story), including a scarring incident with acid -- what Hammer Film would be complete without facial mutilations? Chris Lee's use of his body and hands is notable; Don Sharp's direction is fine. If only it wasn't quite so cheap, and thus confined (mostly to one or two houses, which is all Bray Studios was), this could have been a really good film. Mediocre script also helps drag it down, but Lee and Shelley's styles are so forceful that it is almost unnoticeable.

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