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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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He Turned Innocent Beauty Into Unspeakable Horror. 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Besides Peter Cushing, Miles Malleson is the only actor to appear in both this film and Horror of Dracula (1958). See more »

Goofs

The risen village girl pushes her arm up through the earth. Subsequent shots show no damage to her coffin lid. Had she pushed open the lid at the same time as her arm broke through the surface the lid would have broken through as well. See more »

Quotes

Hans, a Villager: Why can't she lie in peace, like all the rest?
The Cure, Father Stepnik: Because she is not *like* all the rest!
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Referenced in Frankenstein and Me (1996) See more »

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Hammer's Best!
8 June 2000 | by modrock62See all my reviews

This is my favorite Hammer Film! Wonderfully written, superbly acted! Peter Cushing is a joy to behold as the "not always playing with a full deck" Van Helsing. His memorable scene in which he exsises the vampires bite from his neck is brilliant! The set pieces and atmosphere are second to none and gives the film an entirely uneasy feeling yet the movie is so brezzy and fun! There are also quite a few chilling scenes which will stick out in your mind for a while after the conclusion. And what a conclusion it is! Fast paced, exciting and quite unique in vampire lore. David Peel is unique to say the least as the king vampire and although Dracula is not to be found in this one, SO WHAT!!! A brilliant film on all counts!


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