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Richard Matheson (written by)
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8 February 1974 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Palance ... Dracula

Simon Ward ... Arthur

Nigel Davenport ... Van Helsing
Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Westenra
Fiona Lewis ... Lucy
Penelope Horner ... Mina
Murray Brown ... Jonathan Harker
Virginia Wetherell ... Dracula's Wife (as Virginia Wetherall)
Barbara Lindley ... Dracula's Wife

Sarah Douglas ... Dracula's Wife
George Pravda ... Innkeeper
Hana Maria Pravda ... Innkeeper's Wife (as Hanna-Maria Pravda)
Reg Lye ... Zookeeper
Fred Stone ... Priest
Roy Spencer ... Whitby Inn Clerk
John Challis ... Stockton-on-Tees Clerk
Nigel Gregory ... Midvale Shipping Clerk
John Pennington ... Richmond Shipping Clerk
Martin Read ... Coastguard
Gita Denise ... Madam Kristoff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sandra Caron ... Whitby Inn maid (uncredited)

Directed by
Dan Curtis 
 
Writing credits
Richard Matheson (written by)

Bram Stoker  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Dan Curtis .... producer
Robert Singer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Bob Cobert  (as Robert Cobert)
 
Cinematography by
Oswald Morris 
 
Film Editing by
Richard A. Harris 
 
Casting by
Boaty Boatwright  (as Boaty Boatwright Baker)
 
Production Design by
Trevor Williams 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
Bobbie Smith .... hair stylist (as Bobby Smith)
 
Production Management
Tim Hampton .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Kavanagh .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Roy Charman .... sound mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer (as Gerry Humphries)
Mike Le Mare .... dubbing editor
 
Special Effects by
Kit West .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Arnold .... focus puller
Len Crowe .... chief electrician
Jimmy Turrell .... camera operator (as James Turrell)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Owen-Smith .... wardrobe supervisor (as Brian Owen Smith)
 
Editorial Department
Jack Davies .... assistant editor
Anthony Palk .... editor: UK (as Tony Palk)
 
Music Department
Bob Cobert .... conductor (as Robert Cobert)
 
Other crew
Angela Allen .... continuity
Stuart Freeman .... location manager
Ruth Kennedy .... assistant: producer
Kevin O'Driscoll .... production accountant
Beti Parry .... production secretary
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"Dracula" - UK (original title)
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98 min
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Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Finland:K-18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1994) | USA:TV-14 | West Germany:16
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Several plot elements of this adaptation were also present in the Hammer Films / Terrence Fisher version with Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing, Dracula (1958 film). This includes Jonathan Harker being killed at the castle, becoming a vampire and being killed by a friend (in this case, Arthur Holmwood rather than Van Helsing); the interior of Castle Dracula looking too "new" with wood paneling, more like a mansion than a castle; Arthur Holmwood being the main character who goes with Van Helsing to destroy Lucy, to follow the trail of a coffin from one place to another; then to Castle Dracula itself; and Van Helsing tearing down curtains to let in sunlight at the climax. In effect, it appears Dan Matheson's adaptation used Jimmy Sangster's 1958 version as a starting point, then worked his way back toward Bram Stoker's novel. While the most authentic version most American had seen at the time, both the Jess Franco and BBC versions were far closer to the book, especially the latter.See more »
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The supposedly Hungarian innkeeper and his wife who greet Jonathan Harker in the opening scene speak Russian.See more »
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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Scary when I was 10; scary now!, 29 September 2002
Author: mlevans from Oklahoma

Few people remember that Jack Palance--better known as a rough Western character and elderly machismo cologne huckster--played Dracula. For any 10-11-year-olds in 1973, who saw this TV movie, however, his performance will never be forgotten!

I got a chance to see this version of the classic tale as adult a few years ago and found that it is still a fine film. Palance brings something unique to the vampire role. Somewhere between Max Schreck's hideous rat-like Count Orlok and the debonair Lugosi/Lee/Langela Dracula, Palance may well exude some sort of animal magnetism to women, but is still a hideous fanged beast on the prowl. The scene of him trying to get into the locked hotel room of the two women still gives me shivers. Few Draculas ever barred their fangs and hissed as Palance did--although this has seemed to be a popular move for female vampires.

Jack Palance will never be the first or second (or third) name associated with film vampires. For those who saw him in the role, though, it is hard to ever forget his Dracula. Watch it if you get the chance!

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