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Richard Matheson (written by)
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8 February 1974 (USA) See more »
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(21 articles)
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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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Runtime:
98 min
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Certification:
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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As Holmwood and Van Helsing explore Dracula's castle, they briefly stop to examine an iron maiden torture device, most likely a reference to the Bram Stoker short story "The Squaw," in which the main character meets his end inside such a device.See more »
Goofs:
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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Version of Dracula: The Musical (2010) (V)See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
"I who commanded armies hundreds of years before you were born...", 19 December 2001
Author: (patrick.hunter@csun.edu) from Northridge, Ca

Jack Palance is not the sexiest nor the spookiest Dracula, but he's a marvelous choice for many reasons--and he definitely stands out from the other (often memorable) performances. Only a couple of years before doing this movie, Palance starred in the film THE HORSEMAN, playing a legendary bukashi rider; it was only one of several such horseman-warrior roles Palance specialized in (including the part of Revak in an Italian film titled THE BARBARIANS). In fact, Palance is an actor who can claim to have played both Dracula AND Attila the Hun.

Some might wonder what that has do with the bloodsucking count, but at one point in the Stoker novel, Dracula says, "the blood of Attila flows through these veins." Though they didn't retain that particular line, the film-makers emphasize from beginning to end this particular Dracula is an ex-warrior--and Palance suggests a former, Magyar beserker brilliantly.

This is also the first version of the novel to have the motivation of Dracula travelling to England for the purpose of reclaiming his lost love--an idea that adds a touch of pathos. Perhaps Dan Curtis did simply re-use it from his DARK SHADOWS series, but I can't help but wonder, however, if the idea might also have sprung from this movie's adapter, Richard Matheson. A talented novelist in his own right, Matheson wrote the book (and the screenplay) of SOMEWHERE IN TIME, which also has a central character searching for his true love across the ages. In any case, it's an approach that adds a layer to Dracula's character and would be used again in the Coppola version. I think it will be used in future adaptations as well. In any case, for the record, this was the version that did it first.

All in all, this version isn't as stylish or as atmospheric as some others, but it's well worthwhile and is a must in any Dracula fan's library.

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