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Director:
Writers:
Anthony Hinds
Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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Release Date:
7 June 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
DRINK A PINT OF BLOOD A DAY See more »
Plot:
Three middle-aged distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring bourgeois... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Good Dracula Film...BUT not Great See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Geoffrey Keen ... William Hargood
Gwen Watford ... Martha Hargood
Linda Hayden ... Alice Hargood

Peter Sallis ... Samuel Paxton

Anthony Higgins ... Paul Paxton (as Anthony Corlan)

Isla Blair ... Lucy Paxton
John Carson ... Jonathon Secker

Martin Jarvis ... Jeremy Secker
Ralph Bates ... Lord Courtley

Roy Kinnear ... Weller
Michael Ripper ... Inspector Cobb
Russell Hunter ... Felix
Shirley Jaffe ... Betty - Hargood's Maid
Keith Marsh ... Father
Peter May ... Son
Reginald Barratt ... Vicar
Madeline Smith ... Dolly (as Maddy Smith)
Lai Ling ... Chinese girl
Malaika Martin ... Snake girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amber Blare ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
Vicky Gillespie ... Bordello Girl (uncredited)
June Palmer ... Redhead Prostitute (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds  (as John Elder)

Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)

Produced by
Aida Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
James Bernard 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Bredin .... hairdressing supervisor
Gerry Fletcher .... make-up supervisor
 
Production Management
Christopher Sutton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
Nick Granby .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Lindsey Vickers .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Ron Barron .... sound recordist
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Tony Lumkin .... recording supervisor
Dennis Whitlock .... dubbing mixer
Keith Batten .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brian Johnson .... special effects (as Brian Johncock)
Bob Archer .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Terry Schubert .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Mike Tilley .... special effects team (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Les Bowie .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Brace .... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bob Jordan .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Owen-Smith .... wardrobe master
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Philip Martell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Geraldine Lawton .... continuity
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexual content/nudity and brief violence (re-rating) (2004)
Runtime:
USA:91 min | UK:95 min (uncut)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2005) | Finland:(Banned) (1970) | Ireland:15 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:GP (certificate #22364) (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (2004)

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Trivia:
The film was originally not going to feature Dracula at all, much like The Brides of Dracula (1960), due to Christopher Lee becoming increasingly reluctant to reprise the role and the producers not expecting to be able to convince him to do so. Lee's increasing salary demands were also a factor. Ralph bates would have played the lead. The script was rewritten to include Dracula after the producers were finally able to coax Lee back to the role after Warner-Seven Arts refused to back the film without the actor's participation.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Paul carries Lucy's dead body from the lake, her arm reaches out to prevent her from falling.See more »
Quotes:
Dracula:Alice...
Alice Hargood:Who are you? How d'you know my name?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Madeline Smith: Vampire Lover (2013) (V)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Good Dracula Film...BUT not Great, 28 December 2000

The story concerns three middle-aged men seeking thrills, making a pact with a devil's disciple, backing out of that pact at the last moment, and then dying as well as their progeny for their lack of commitment. The story has some big holes, but is one of the better Dracula films in the Hammer series. You get what you generally can expect from Hammer: good character acting, lush cinematography, dutiful direction(ably done by Peter Sasdy), Christopher Lee(alas no Peter Cushing), beautiful young girls showing lots of cleavage, wonderful period costumes, and the film's shining grace is the score by James Hermann which is simply poetry put to music. Ralph Bates stands out as a Lord Courtly living a life of sin and debauchery. Good Hammer Fun!

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