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The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Unrated | | Horror | 5 September 1960 (USA)
Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Jimmy Sangster (screenplay), Peter Bryan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Cushing ... Doctor Van Helsing
Martita Hunt ... Baroness Meinster
Yvonne Monlaur ... Marianne Danielle
Freda Jackson ... Greta
David Peel ... Baron Meinster
Miles Malleson ... Dr. Tobler
Henry Oscar ... Herr Lang
Mona Washbourne ... Frau Lang
Andree Melly ... Gina
Victor Brooks Victor Brooks ... Hans
Fred Johnson Fred Johnson ... Cure
Michael Ripper ... Coachman
Norman Pierce Norman Pierce ... Landlord
Vera Cook Vera Cook ... Landlord's Wife
Marie Devereux Marie Devereux ... Village Girl (as Marie Deveruex)
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Storyline

A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr Van Helsing is already on his way. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

The most evil, blood-lusting dracula of all! See more »

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Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Hammer Films

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las novias de Drácula See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor David Peel wore lifts in his shoes to make him the same height as actor Peter Cushing in the film. Peel, according to his bio at the time, was 5 foot 10. Cushing was six feet tall. See more »

Goofs

Despite the fact the characters are all wearing winter clothes, in several night scenes crickets and frogs can loudly be heard as if it is summer. See more »

Quotes

Marianne Danielle: [gasps] You locked him away? Your own son? Because he is... unholy? Oh, this I cannot understand. How can you be so cruel?
[dazed and exhausted, holding her head in her hands]
Baroness Meinster: [calmly] You are judging me, child. Sleep before you pass sentence.
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Alternate Versions

In 2004 Universal made new prints and restored a brief shot of gore from Baroness Meinster's staking cut from previous cinema releases. This uncut version was released on DVD in 2007. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Horror of Dracula (1958) See more »

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David Peel - The Most Beautiful Dracula Ever!
15 February 2001 | by csdietrichSee all my reviews

Oedipus complex transposed to the vampire myth yielding two unforgettable performances given by David Peel and Martita Hunt. A true pity Peel preferred stage to screen acting (he also interpreted the role of DORIAN GRAY on vinyl), he embodied a Victorian persona yet was handsome, fetching and Wildeian. The classic status of this Hammer Film is yet another of the Cushing/Fisher collaborations though Peel's groundbreaking performance is rarely singled out. His most unusual portrayal of the vampiric disciple Baron Meinster is one of the finest in Hammer's canon. Breathtaking set design, atmosphere and mood place this film the rationale for Hammer's reputation, the equal of HORROR OF DRACULA. The homoerotic cycle of vampirism beginning with DRACULA'S DAUGHTER is made complete here which perhaps influenced Anne Rice and her body of work.


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