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

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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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This made-for-TV special was canceled the first night that it was supposed to be broadcast because of the resignation of disgraced Vice President Spiro Agnew.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Dracula flips over Lucy's coffin, the supposedly dead actress inside can clearly be seen to quickly raise her arms to cover her chest and face, presumably to shield herself from the fall.See more »
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Version of Dracula (1972) (TV)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One of the best takes on Bram Stoker's Dracula Ever, 10 October 2000
Author: mord39 from New York

MORD39 RATING: *** out of ****

At first glance, Jack Palance would seem to be the wrong type for the lead in this television version of DRACULA; but once the movie is well under way, he is purely magnificent in the role. He admittedly truly got "into" the character, so much so that he sometimes feared he might never be able to get out again!

In the disastrous 1990's we were fed Coppola's BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA, which was a huge disappointment. It stole elements from this 1973 version, most notably the idea of Dracula as a more sympathetic character searching for the reincarnation of his old lover (here she's played by the stunning Fiona Lewis). But the 1992 version failed miserably because we grew to really like Dracula, and that should NEVER happen. But with this Dan Curtis production, we can feel sad for the Count's dilemma, yet still fear and despise him as the villain despite his tragedy. Palance's vampire comes off as a monster, but with just a hint of his past life of humanity which even he seems to miss.

The direction is sound, and the scenery is simple but atmospheric.

To this date, not one version of Stoker's novel has been adapted exactly as he intended it, including this one. There are liberties taken here, but it still remains a better choice than the Coppola film. This is a relatively unseen item that should be re-discovered.

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