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Blacula -- An old victim of Count Dracula's bite is loose and stalking the streets of 20th-century Los Angeles.

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Director:
Writers:
Joan Torres (screenplay) and
Raymond Koenig (screenplay)
Contact:
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Release Date:
25 August 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Blacula! - Dracula's Soul Brother! See more »
Plot:
An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
William Marshall lifted this film... See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Marshall ... Blacula / Mamuwalde

Vonetta McGee ... Tina / Luva

Denise Nicholas ... Michelle
Thalmus Rasulala ... Dr. Gordon Thomas

Gordon Pinsent ... Lt. Jack Peters
Charles Macaulay ... Dracula
Emily Yancy ... Nancy
Lance Taylor Sr. ... Swenson
Ted Harris ... Bobby McCoy
Rick Metzler ... Billy Schaffer
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Skillet (as Jitu Cumbuka)
Logan Field ... Sgt. Barnes
Ketty Lester ... Juanita Jones

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Sam (as Elisha Cook)
Eric Brotherson ... Real Estate Agent
The Hues Corporation ... The Hues Corporation
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Adolph Caesar ... Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice) (uncredited)
Leanna Johnson Heath ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jan Stratton ... Policewoman Kirby (uncredited)
Jeffrey L. Tandy ... Extra (uncredited)

David Westberg ... LA Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
William Crain 
 
Writing credits
Joan Torres (screenplay) and
Raymond Koenig (screenplay)

Produced by
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Joseph T. Naar .... producer
Norman T. Herman .... producer (uncredited)
Mark L. Rosen .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Gene Page 
 
Cinematography by
John M. Stephens (director of photography) (as John M. Stevens)
 
Film Editing by
Allan Jacobs 
 
Casting by
Joe Scully (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Walter Scott Herndon  (as Walter Herndon)
 
Makeup Department
Lola Kemp .... hairdresser
Fred B. Phillips .... makeup artist (as Fred Phillips)
 
Production Management
Salvatore Billitteri .... post-production manager
Jack Bohrer .... production manager
Norman T. Herman .... executive production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Cook .... assistant director
 
Art Department
C. Randall Berkeley .... property master (as Ted Berkeley)
 
Sound Department
Dean Hodges .... boom man
Sam Horta .... effects editor
Charles T. Knight .... sound mixer (as Charles Knight)
 
Special Effects by
Roger George .... special effects
 
Stunts
George Fisher .... stunt coordinator
Gene LeBell .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Minor .... stunts (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Gilhooly .... gaffer (as Lawrence Gilhooly)
John Kiser .... camera operator
Larry Milton .... key grip
Phil Segura .... stillman
Earl C. Williman .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ermon Sessions .... wardrobe man
Sandra Stewart .... wardrobe woman (as Sandy Stewart)
 
Editorial Department
Tom Neff Jr. .... assistant editor (as Tom Neff)
Bruce Schoengarth .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gene Page .... conductor
Al Simms .... music coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Alan Falco .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Sandy Dvore .... title designer
Julian F. Myers .... publicity man
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
David Sheldon .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1998) (2008) | USA:PG

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Trivia:
While the film was in its production stages, William Marshall worked with the producers to make sure his character had some dignity. His character's name was changed from Andrew Brown to Mamuwalde and received a background story about his being an African prince who had been turned into a vampire.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the opening fight scene, some candles are knocked out of a candelabra on the table only to return in the next shot.See more »
Quotes:
Waitress:[to Mamuwalde] Hi! What'll you have?
Mamuwalde:Make it a Bloody Mary.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Nosferatu (1922)See more »
Soundtrack:
There He Is AgainSee more »

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25 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
William Marshall lifted this film..., 25 September 2004
Author: Look_The_Other_Way from United States

...from the standards of Blaxploitation movies of the time. The movie itself is more comical than scary (which is why I love it), but William Marshall brought a sense of dignity to his role of Mamawalde. In fact, it was his idea to change the main character from a jive-talking Black vampire to a tormented former king with a rich and tragic past. In the end, you actually feel sorry for him. This is an underrated film that is much better than it's avertizements would suggest. Though it may not be the best vampire/horror flick in the world, and it takes liberty with historical facts (a slave trade in Transylvania?!) it does contain a rather touching love story. With that being said, I have to admit that this movie also contains some of the most hilarious dialogue I've heard in a monster movie.

"Hey, man, that's a baaad cape!"

"A bat! A BAT! A GIANT BAAAT!!"

"Hey, where's that big dude with the cape?......AAAAH!"

"Suddeny I find your Congnac to be as...distasteful as your manner!"

And a load of others that, for censorship reasons, I probably cannot repeat here.

I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to have a spooky, retro good time.

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