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The Brides of Dracula (1960)

Unrated | | Horror | 5 September 1960 (USA)
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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 ... 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 {J-26}

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In the privacy of a girls' school he sought his prey... turning innocent beauty into a thing of unspeakable horror! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When the first script was written for this film in early '59 it was called 'Disciple of Dracula' but by the time filming started in January 1960 it was listed as 'Dracula II' 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 »

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Referenced in Waxwork (1988) See more »

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One of better movies made by Hammer films
14 September 2011 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

I'm not a big fan of this type of films, but this movie stands out for its good production.

Hammer films have made numerous Dracula based films to a point where seeing yet another Dracula themed movie is a torture. But if there's a movie that's worth seeing amongst all of its mediocre Dracula movies, this one is it. Peter Cusing, and Yvonne Monlaur are superb in this movie as are some of the other casts. The atmosphere is stuffy as usual, and there's not a moment to lighten up, but if there's an element that adds color to this movie is that all the women at the girls school are eye candies. A rare situation in a movie of this sorts, and amongst all the ugliness, makes the movie tolerable to watch.

No masterpiece by any means, but if you're looking for a classic horror movies, this movie is one worth watching.


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Official Sites:

Hammer Films

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brides of Dracula See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$337,833
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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