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"Great Performances" Count Dracula (1977)

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Director:
Writers:
Gerald Savory (adaptation)
Bram Stoker (novel)
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Original Air Date:
22 December 1977
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Plot:
For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Interesting take on Bram Stoker's classic... See more (55 total) »

Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Philip Saville 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerald Savory  adaptation
Bram Stoker  novel "Dracula"

Produced by
Morris Barry .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hall 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Bedford 
Rod Waldron (videotape editor)
 
Production Design by
Michael Young 
 
Costume Design by
Kenneth Morey 
 
Makeup Department
Suzan Broad .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Denis Curran .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Derek Miller-Timmins .... studio sound
John Pritchard .... film sound
Anthony Sloman .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Mickey Edwards .... visual effects assistant
Tony Harding .... visual effects designer
A.J. Mitchell .... special video effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard King .... studio lighting
 
Editorial Department
John Barclay .... vision mixer
Bill Stephan .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Kenyon Emrys-Roberts .... conductor
 
Other crew
Dick Bailey .... title designer
Fiona Cumming .... production assistant
Sally Head .... script editor
Roselyn Parker .... production assistant
Ros Wolfes .... production assistant (as Rosalind Wolfes)
 
Series Cast
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Fred Rose
Barbara Walsh

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Directed by
John Doyle 
John Glenmeister (episode "Man Who Married a French Wife, the")
Nick Havinga (episode "Girls in Their Summer Dresses") (episode "Monument, The")
 
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Marion J. Caffey  creator
Daniel Ezralow  creator
Josh Groban  creator

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Runtime:
150 min
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When first shown on British television in December 1977, the film was shown all in one evening lasting 155 minutes. When it was repeated (twice) in 1979, it was split into three episodes shown on consecutive nights. A repeat screening in 1993 was split into two episodes.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Renfield grabs the bars of his padded cell we can see that they wobble and are clearly made of rubber.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Wilhelmina 'Mina' Westenra:You'll write often?
Jonathan Harker:Every day, Mina, I promise.
Wilhelmina 'Mina' Westenra:And I promise to study my shorthand so that I shall be able to do your letters when we're married.
Lucy Westenra:Jonathan! Jonathan! Time for you to go.
Jonathan Harker:Yes, of course.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Dracula (1972) (TV)See more »

FAQ

Is this version of "Dracula" very faithful to the original novel?
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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Interesting take on Bram Stoker's classic..., 24 February 2003
Author: David H. Schleicher from New Jersey, USA

Directed "Masterpiece Theater" style and featuring a mondo bizarre performance from Louis Jordan as the Count (check out those eyes!) that is so bad it's good and often just plain creepy, this is the lost "classic" of the myriad of Dracula film/TV adaptations. This isn't high art (for high art see both versions of "Nosferatu"), but as a literary adaptation, this is near perfection. With it's reserved Victorian settings and sufficiently Gothic scenes of fog, castles, manors and moors, you get the feeling that these are the types of scenes Bram Stoker envisioned when writing his vampire tale. Although I am big fan of Coppola's 1992 version of the tale, this version is probably the most faithful to the book and to Stoker's vision. Kudos to the BBC.

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