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Tudor Gates (screenplay)
Sheridan Le Fanu (based on characters created by)
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Release Date:
2 September 1971 (USA) See more »
Gory! Ghastly! Ghoulish! See more »
In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Lust Is There, Le Fanu Isn't! See more (47 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Jefford ... Countess Herritzen

Ralph Bates ... Giles Barton

Suzanna Leigh ... Janet Playfair

Yutte Stensgaard ... Mircalla / Carmilla Karnstein
Michael Johnson ... Richard Lestrange

Helen Christie ... Miss Simpson

Mike Raven ... Count Karnstein
Christopher Cunningham ... Coachman
Harvey Hall ... Inspector Heinrich
Michael Brennan ... Landlord
Pippa Steel ... Susan Pelley
Judy Matheson ... Amanda
Caryl Little ... Isabel
David Healy ... Raymond Pelley
Jonathan Cecil ... Biggs
Erik Chitty ... Proffessor Herz (as Eric Chitty)
Jack Melford ... Bishop

Christopher Neame ... Hans
Kirsten Lindholm ... Peasant Girl

Luan Peters ... Trudi

Nick Brimble ... First Villager
David Richardson ... Second Villager
Vivienne Chandler ... Schoolgirl
Erica Beale ... Schoolgirl

Mel Churcher ... Schoolgirl (as Melinda Churcher)
Melita Clarke ... Schoolgirl
Jackie Leapman ... Schoolgirl
Sue Longhurst ... Schoolgirl
Patricia Warner ... Schoolgirl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Valentine Dyall ... Count Karnstein (voice) (uncredited)
Christine Smith ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)

Fred Wood ... Villager (uncredited)

Directed by
Jimmy Sangster 
Writing credits
Tudor Gates (screenplay)

Sheridan Le Fanu (based on characters created by) (as J. Sheridan Le Fanu)

Produced by
Harry Fine .... producer
Michael Style .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Robertson  (as Harry Robinson)
Cinematography by
David Muir (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Spencer Reeve 
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... make-up supervisor
Pearl Tipaldi .... hairdressing supervisor
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bracknell .... assistant director
Terry Pearce .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Bill Greene .... construction manager
Michael Finlay .... painter (uncredited)
Wally Hockings .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Len Abbott .... dubbing mixer
Ron Barron .... sound recordist
Tony Lumkin .... recording director
Terry Poulton .... sound editor
John Hall .... boom operator (uncredited)
Len Shilton .... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Chic Anstiss .... camera operator (as R. Anstiss)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... wardrobe mistress
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Other crew
Betty Harley .... continuity
Babbie McManus .... choreographer
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Love for a Vampire" - USA (bowdlerized title)
"To Love a Vampire" - USA (TV title)
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95 min | USA:91 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Australia:R | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1971) | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:PG (cut) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1990) | USA:R (certificate #22674) | West Germany:16

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The film takes place in 1830.See more »
Continuity: Inspector Heinrich uses a rope to climb down a well to search for missing body. When rope is tied to top of well and thrown down the well it's straight. When Inspector climbs the rope it's knotted every 3 ft or so.See more »
Movie Connections:
Strange LoveSee more »


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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Lust Is There, Le Fanu Isn't!, 4 September 2001
Author: Boodikka from Brooklyn, USA

This definitely isn't the best Carmilla film (though the uncut version, unseen in the US, is highly erotic), yet it has a huge cult following largely due to the presence of Yutte Stensgaard. There are few one-hit wonder actresses in any genre who inspire such......lust. The edited US versions make this just another Hammer vampire film, the unedited version is definitely worth a look.

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