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Director:
Writer:
Richard Matheson (written by)
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Release Date:
8 February 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife. | Full synopsis »
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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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Additional Details

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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Trivia:
The romantic subplot of Dracula attempting to recapture the reincarnation of a long-lost lover who died/committed suicide/is murdered, etc., has been used in so many movie versions of the Dracula story (including Francis Ford Coppola's famed version in the 1990's), that many who have not read the book, actually believe it is part of the original novel; it is not. It appears here, in this version, for the first time and was actually cribbed from director/producer Dan Curtis' own hit daytime soap opera from the '60's, Dark Shadows (ABC-TV; 1966-1971). The first daytime program to feature supernaturally-themed plots, Dark Shadows became a raging hit & international sensation when, for four years, it introduced & featured a 175-year-old vampire attempting to use his powers to be rejoined with his 18th century fiancée who had committed suicide.

Stoker's vampire is a decidedly amoral & evil character who entraps Mina Harker in the novel into drinking his blood so that he may possess her & thereby, gain access to the "investigation" in which Van Helsing & the others are engaged; he already has three "wives" back at the castle. "Long lost love" is furthest from his mind in pursuing Mina.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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The best Dracula, 9 May 2004
Author: ghizzmoe (ghizzmoe@yahoo.com) from Commonwealth of Virginia, USA

Jack Palance is arguably the best of the Draculas'. He is the only actor that ever gave me shivers when I watched, and to me that is one of my main criteria.....that I be scared! Yet I was also fascinated with the way he moved, sort of silent and deadly (as any vampire should). The very fact that his facial structure fit his character (as to his place of origin) was only a bonus. How could we not help but be witness to the dark and sinister side of Jack. His eyes were testament to something deep and mysterious hidden within. And yet are we not drawn to that which is dark and dreadful, that which makes us draw our hand to our mouth as if to stifle the sudden gasp of fear, as if it could protect us from that beautiful doom? Yes...Jack Palance as Dracula is all that and more to me.

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