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Dark Shadows: Season 1: Episode 1245 -- The Collinses struggle to finally free themselves from the long-standing family curse.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
27 June 1966 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Detailing a tormented New England family's continuing involvement with ghosts, witches, werewolves, vampires, and other fearsome creatures, this was certainly unlike any other daytime TV soap opera ever made See more (54 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 171)

Jonathan Frid ... Barnabas Collins / ... (594 episodes, 1967-1971)

Grayson Hall ... Dr. Julia Hoffman / ... (475 episodes, 1967-1971)

Alexandra Isles ... Victoria Winters / ... (423 episodes, 1966-1968)

Nancy Barrett ... Carolyn Stoddard / ... (401 episodes, 1966-1971)

Joan Bennett ... Elizabeth Collins Stoddard / ... (389 episodes, 1966-1971)

Louis Edmonds ... Roger Collins / ... (321 episodes, 1966-1971)

Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Maggie Evans / ... (311 episodes, 1966-1970)

David Selby ... Quentin Collins / ... (307 episodes, 1968-1971)

David Henesy ... David Collins / ... (277 episodes, 1966-1970)

Lara Parker ... Angelique / ... (269 episodes, 1967-1971)
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Series Directed by
Lela Swift (588 episodes, 1966-1971)
Henry Kaplan (294 episodes, 1967-1971)
John Sedwick (252 episodes, 1966-1968)
Sean Dhu Sullivan (49 episodes, 1968)
Dan Curtis (20 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jack Sullivan (13 episodes, 1966-1968)
John Weaver (6 episodes, 1968)
Pennberry Jones (5 episodes, 1968)
Dennis Kane (5 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Writing credits
Dan Curtis (1,225 episodes, 1966-1971)
Art Wallace (1,202 episodes, 1966-1971)
Gordon Russell (371 episodes, 1967-1971)
Sam Hall (315 episodes, 1967-1971)
Ron Sproat (218 episodes, 1966-1969)
Malcolm Marmorstein (82 episodes, 1966-1967)
Violet Welles (82 episodes, 1969-1970)
Joseph Caldwell (62 episodes, 1967-1970)
Francis Swann (36 episodes, 1966)
Ralph Ellis (2 episodes, 1969)

Series Produced by
Dan Curtis .... executive producer (1,225 episodes, 1966-1971)
Robert Costello .... producer (843 episodes, 1966-1969)
Peter Miner .... producer (235 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lela Swift .... producer (126 episodes, 1970-1971)
Sy Tomashoff .... associate producer (64 episodes, 1971)
George DiCenzo .... associate producer (8 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Original Music by
Bob Cobert (1,225 episodes, 1966-1971)
 
Series Production Design by
Sy Tomashoff (1,225 episodes, 1966-1971)

John Dapper (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Ramsey Mostoller (1,093 episodes, 1966-1970)
Mary McKinley (131 episodes, 1970-1971)

Hazel Roy (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Vincent Loscalzo .... makeup artist / makeup (126 episodes, 1966-1967)
Irene Hamalin .... hair stylist (125 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack LeGoms .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1967)
Dick Smith .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1967)

Dennis Eger .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Edith Tilles .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Michael Brockman .... unit manager / production manager (129 episodes, 1966-1967)
Joe Adams .... unit manager (13 episodes, 1968)

Gary Blohm .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Patrick Plevin .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken McEwen .... associate director (570 episodes, 1968-1970)
Jack Sullivan .... associate director (173 episodes, 1966-1968)
Michael Stanislavsky .... associate director (13 episodes, 1968)
John Sedwick .... associate director (11 episodes, 1966)
John Weaver .... associate director (8 episodes, 1966-1967)
Patricia Bannon .... associate director (5 episodes, 1967)
Alan Pultz .... associate director / assistant director (4 episodes, 1966-1967)

Michael Ream .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Milt Honig .... graphic artist / graphic arts (90 episodes, 1966-1967)

Trevor Williams .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Ed Blainey .... sound effects (239 episodes, 1966-1968)
Frank Bailey .... sound / audio / ... (136 episodes, 1966-1968)
Tom McCue .... sound / audio / ... (126 episodes, 1966-1968)
Anthony Amodeo .... sound (20 episodes, 1966-1968)
Bernard Fambrough .... sound effects / sound effects editor (16 episodes, 1966-1967)
David Thuesen .... sound (14 episodes, 1967)
Dick Maitland .... sound effects editor (9 episodes, 1966-1969)
Morley Lang .... sound / audio (5 episodes, 1966)
Sy Chaiken .... sound (3 episodes, 1966)
Terry Ross .... sound effects (3 episodes, 1968)
Pete Prescott .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1968)

Neil Bobrick .... sound (unknown episodes)
Nick Carbonaro .... sound (unknown episodes)
Leonard Hirshfield .... sound (unknown episodes)
Jack Kelly .... sound (unknown episodes)
Henry Plimack .... sound (unknown episodes)
Fred Rippel .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Alex Stevens .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 1968)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mel Handelsman .... lighting director (142 episodes, 1966-1968)
Andy Balint .... video (70 episodes, 1966-1967)
Rudy Piccirillo .... video (57 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ed Pontorno .... video (33 episodes, 1966-1967)
Michael Michaels .... video (32 episodes, 1966-1967)
Ross Skipper .... video (14 episodes, 1968)
Henry Behar .... lighting director (7 episodes, 1966)
Roz Bigelow .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1967)
Felix Trimboli .... first assistant camera / assistant camera (4 episodes, 1968-1970)
Lee Burton .... video (2 episodes, 1967)
Everett Melosh .... lighting director (1 episode, 1968)

Nicholas Besink .... video engineer (unknown episodes)
Alan Holden .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Howard Sharrott .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
June Puleo .... wardrobe mistress (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Sybil Weinberger .... music supervisor (1,224 episodes, 1966-1971)
Arthur De Cenzo .... music supervisor (24 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Other crew
Harriet Rohr .... production assistant / assistant to producer (275 episodes, 1966-1968)
J.J. Lupatkin .... technical director (234 episodes, 1966-1968)
John Devoe .... stage manager (131 episodes, 1966-1967)
Gloria Banta .... assistant to producer / assistant to the producers (60 episodes, 1966)
Bill Degenhardt .... technical director (27 episodes, 1966-1967)
George Whitaker .... technical director (19 episodes, 1968)
Ed Pontorno .... video (11 episodes, 1966)
Karen Kayser .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1968)
Deet Jonker .... technical director (8 episodes, 1967)
Diana Wenman .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1967)
John Olff .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1966-1967)
Syd Andrews .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1966-1967)
Bil Baird .... bat by (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Alfred Dillay .... stand-in (2 episodes, 1967)
Lou Marchand .... technical director (2 episodes, 1968)
Amber Brie .... stand-in (2 episodes, 1970)
George DiCenzo .... stand-in (2 episodes, 1970)

Andy Balint .... video (unknown episodes)
Patricia Bannon .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Melissa Foster .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Hector Kicelian .... video (unknown episodes)
Robert Livingston .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Edward Melton .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Michael Michaels .... video (unknown episodes)
Dick Moller .... video (unknown episodes)
Pat Moran .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Bill Morris .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Murdock Pemberton .... stage manager (unknown episodes)
Rudy Piccirillo .... video (unknown episodes)
Indra Sadoo .... video (unknown episodes)
Ross Skipper .... video (unknown episodes)
Michael Stanislavsky .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Dave White .... video (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (1225 episodes)
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Color:
Black and White (1966-1967) | Color (1967-1971)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bert Convy was considered for the role of Barnabas Collins.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Jeremiah Collins's headstone is misspelled "Jerimiah Collins."See more »
Quotes:
Angelique:You wish you'd never met me. But you did. And nothing can change it... Come to me. I command you to turn around. Look into my eyes. Deep into my eyes. You have no will of your own. You cannot resist me...See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Now and Then (1995)See more »

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37 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Detailing a tormented New England family's continuing involvement with ghosts, witches, werewolves, vampires, and other fearsome creatures, this was certainly unlike any other daytime TV soap opera ever made, 15 September 2000
Author: verna55 from cincinnati, ohio

This daytime television soaper-shocker serial has evolved into a cult classic since originally airing on ABC from 1966-71, and is certainly a contender for one of the most unusual television series ever made. In addition to its Gothic tales involving the supernatural, what set DARK SHADOWS apart from the other TV soap operas of its day was the remarkable cast, including famous and glamorous Hollywood screen star Joan Bennett as the aristocratic matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, Oscar-nominated actress Grayson Hall(THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA) as Dr. Julia Hoffman who tried to develop a cure for vampire Barnabas Collins but wound up falling in love with him instead. And of course, the superb Jonathan Frid as reluctant vampire Barnabas Collins himself. Incidentally, Frid's perpetually tormented character was what brought the show such tremendous success and remains the best remembered aspect of this enduringly popular series. Made on a noticeably low budget, DARK SHADOWS concentrated on plot and character rather than cheap thrills, though there were plenty of eerie, spooky moments and creepy Gothic atmosphere. The primetime revival of the ever-popular series in 1991 featured more elaborate settings and special effects but was less successful and lasted barely two months on the airwaves. Like it or not, DARK SHADOWS completely changed television history and remains one of the most well-remembered TV series of all time. The show's success led to two offshoot feature films starring a number of the series regulars. The first and most successful was HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS in 1970, followed by NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS in 1971.

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