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Dracula: Prince of Darkness ()


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Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle.

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Dracula
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Helen Kent
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Father Sandor
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Charles Kent
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Diana Kent
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Alan Kent (as Charles Tingwell)
Thorley Walters ...
Ludwig
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Klove
Walter Brown ...
Brother Mark
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Landlord
Jack Lambert ...
Brother Peter
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Priest
Joyce Hemson ...
Mother
John Maxim ...
Coach Driver
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Doctor Van Helsing (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Mourner (uncredited)

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Terence Fisher

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Jimmy Sangster ... (screenplay) (as John Sansom)
 
Anthony Hinds ... (idea) (as John Elder)
 
Bram Stoker ... (characters created by)

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Anthony Nelson Keys ... producer

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James Bernard

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Michael Reed ... director of photography

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Chris Barnes

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James Needs ... supervising editor

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Bernard Robinson

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Don Mingaye

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Roy Ashton ... makeup
Frieda Steiger ... hair stylist

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Ross MacKenzie ... production manager (as Ross Mackenzie)

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Bert Batt ... assistant director
Hugh Harlow ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Michael Finlay ... painter (uncredited)

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Roy Baker ... sound editor
Ken Rawkins ... sound recordist

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Les Bowie ... special effects (uncredited)

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Peter Diamond ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell ... stunts (uncredited)

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Cecil Cooney ... camera operator (as Cece Cooney)
Christopher Neame ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Jerry Sandler ... clapper/loader (uncredited)

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Rosemary Burrows ... wardrobe

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Philip Martell ... musical supervisor

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Lorna Selwyn ... continuity
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Plot Summary

Two couples traveling in eastern Europe decide to visit Karlsbad despite dire local warnings. Left outside the village by a coachman terrified at the approach of night, they find themselves in the local castle and are surprised at the hospitality extended by the sinister Klove. It turns out the owner, Count Dracula, dead for ten years, has been hoping for such a visit. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines The Greatest All New Fright Show In Town! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dracula, prince des ténèbres (France)
  • Blut für Dracula (Germany)
  • Drácula, príncipe de las tinieblas (Spain)
  • Drakoulas, o arhon tou Skotous (Greece)
  • Kyôjin Dorakyura (Japan)
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  • 90 min
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Budget GBP100,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Christopher Lee said he found the lines given to this character so awful that he chose to play it silent. According to writer Jimmy Sangster, Lee is misremembering this as Sangster claims he wrote no dialogue for Dracula in the film. See more »
Goofs At the end of the opening scene, Dracula's ashes are seen blown away by the wind. Yet later in the movie, Klove has a pot containing them which he dumps into Dracula's coffin. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from Horror of Dracula (1958). See more »
Quotes Alan Kent: You forget about all of this in the morning, you'll see.
Helen Kent: There'll be no morning for us.
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