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Release Date:
17 November 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Count is back, with an eye for London's hotpants . . . and a taste for everything See more »
Plot:
Johnny Alucard raises Count Dracula from the dead in London in 1972. The Count goes after the descendants of Van Helsing. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Work of accidental genius See more (81 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Lee ... Count Dracula

Peter Cushing ... Professor Van Helsing

Stephanie Beacham ... Jessica Van Helsing

Christopher Neame ... Johnny Alucard
Michael Coles ... Inspector
Marsha A. Hunt ... Gaynor (as Marsha Hunt)

Caroline Munro ... Laura Bellows
Janet Key ... Anna
William Ellis ... Joe Mitcham
Philip Miller ... Bob

Michael Kitchen ... Greg
David Andrews ... Detective Sergeant
Lally Bowers ... Matron Party Hostess
Constance Luttrell ... Mrs. Donnelly
Michael Daly ... Charles
Artro Morris ... Police Surgeon
Jo Richardson ... Crying Matron
Penny Brahms ... Hippy Girl
Brian John Smith ... Hippy Boy
Tim Barnes ... Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Sal Valentino ... Rockgroup Singer / Guitarist (as Stoneground)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Blakeley ... Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Brian Godula ... Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Lynne Hughes ... Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Deirdre La Porte ... Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Cory Lerios ... Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Lydia Mareno ... Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Steve Price ... Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Annie Sampson ... Rockgroup Member (as Stoneground)
Lewis Alexander ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Glenda Allen ... Girl (uncredited)
Jane Anthony ... Debby Girl (uncredited)
Flanagan ... Go-Go Girl (uncredited)
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Minister (uncredited)
Christopher Morris ... Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Alan Gibson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Don Houghton 
Bram Stoker  uncredited

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... executive producer
Josephine Douglas .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Vickers 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Bush 
 
Film Editing by
James Needs 
 
Casting by
James Liggat 
 
Production Design by
Don Mingaye 
 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Jill Carpenter .... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ron Jackson .... production manager
Roy Skeggs .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Lynn .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Bill Benton .... assistant art director
Ron Benton .... assistant art director
John Chisholm .... props
Bill Greene .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Roy Baker .... sound editor
Keith Batten .... boom operator
Claude Hitchcock .... supervising sound editor
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
 
Stunts
Rick Lester .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Birtles .... electrician
Bernard Ford .... camera operator (as Bernie Ford)
George Whitear .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Leon Spielberg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef
Philip Campbell .... unit runner (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dracula 1972" - International (English title) (informal title)
"Dracula 1972 D.C." - International (English title) (poster title)
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Runtime:
USA:96 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2005) | Finland:(Banned) (1972) | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) (2006) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1995) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1988) | USA:PG | West Germany:16 (VHS) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Paul Annett was offered the chance to direct this project.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Jessica refers to Lawrence Van Helsing as her great-grandfather. However, he was actually her great-great-grandfather.See more »
Quotes:
Joe Mitcham:Is there anybody down there wishing to talk to anyone up here? Ooh, it's for you, Sapphire!
Gaynor:That gig went out with mini-skirts, you schlep.
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27 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Work of accidental genius, 17 February 1999
Author: aled williams (al@fullgoat.freeserve.co.uk) from Cardiff, Wales

Although it feels a bit thrown together, with its day as night shots, total lack of continuity and dreadful soundtrack, this film succeeds as a comic masterpiece. It's difficult to describe the amount of pleasure that can be gained through Christopher Neame's outrageous performance as Johnny Alucard (Van Helsing's solving of the anagram is one of many magnificent unintentionally comic moments, worthy of Tom Baker at his most insincere).

Both Cushing and Lee try desperately to bring a sense of gravitas to the lunatic proceedings (how do vampires survive when it's raining?), but it does become apparent that the series was reaching its natural conclusion.

I've laughed so much it's been impossible to stand up during this. Memorable quotes include: "Dig the music, kids", "Foul, ghastly, horrible, obscene murder" and "A black mass? I mean, honestly." And while we're on it the black mass itself is absolutely wonderful.

How did they ever think this wouldn't date? By 75 it was hysterical.

Rush and see it, you'll be mightily rewarded.

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