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Old Drac (1974)

Vampira (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Horror | 1975 (USA)
A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black.

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Countess Vampira
Peter Bayliss ...
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Angela
Nicky Henson ...
Marc
Linda Hayden ...
Helga
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Pottinger
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Eve
Veronica Carlson ...
Ritva
Minah Bird ...
Rose
Christopher Sandford ...
Milton
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Gilmore
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Aimi MacDonald ...
Woman in Hotel Room
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A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black.

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If You Liked "Young Frankenstein" You'll Love "Old Dracula!"

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Marsha Hunt was in the running for the title role. See more »

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When Dracula is attempting to gain entrance to his hotel room via the window, you can see that its pitch black behind him. however, the very next scene shows that its almost daylight outside. See more »

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References Black Gunn (1972) See more »

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Vampira
theme song sung by The Majestics
Music and lyrics by Anthony Newley
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Times are tough in Transylvania
3 December 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

David Niven's career hit rock bottom when he played the one and only Count Dracula in Vampira. Niven's dapper English charm is truly put to the test her and it fails.

Times are tough in Transylvania and Castle Dracula is now being rented out as a tourist attraction. The money's good and one can take an occasional bite out of a tourist. But Niven's real mission is to find the right blood to revive the Countess who's been asleep since the Roaring Twenties.

He finds the right blood from one of the tourists, but lo and behold the countess wakes up and turns black into someone that looks a whole lot like Teresa Graves. What to do, Niven's a most conservative Dracula and apparently interracial marriage is frowned on.

The rest of the film is spent on Niven trying to find a cure for Graves. And listening to Graves calling Niven such things as 'jive turkey' with both of them wondering where she's pick up the latest slang.

A few years earlier Godfrey Cambridge did Watermelon Man which laid a giant ostrich egg with the same kind of humor. It's not any funnier with Teresa Graves.

And David Niven should have been ashamed of himself.


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