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Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

When Castle Dracula is exorcised by the Monsignor, it accidentally brings the Count back from the dead. Dracula follows the Monsignor back to his hometown, preying on the holy man's beautiful niece and her friends.

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writers:

Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder), Bram Stoker (based on the character created by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Rupert Davies ... Monsignor
Veronica Carlson ... Maria
Barbara Ewing Barbara Ewing ... Zena
Barry Andrews Barry Andrews ... Paul
Ewan Hooper ... Priest
Marion Mathie Marion Mathie ... Anna
Michael Ripper ... Max
John D. Collins ... Student
George A. Cooper ... Landlord
Christopher Cunningham Christopher Cunningham ... Farmer (as Chris Cunningham)
Norman Bacon Norman Bacon ... Boy
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Storyline

When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young niece his bride. Written by <joet@omni.voicenet.com>

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He lives! They die! Christopher Lee as the fanged undead. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

6 February 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Draculas Rückkehr See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to the inscription on the marker ("Gisela Heinz 1885 - 1905") of the just-stolen coffin, the date of the action in this film is within a year or so of 1905. See more »

Goofs

When the bell-ringer arrives at the church at the beginning of the movie he leaves his bicycle on the steps of the front door. When the priest arrives and rushes to investigate the screaming, the bicycle is no longer there. See more »

Quotes

Dracula: There is a girl...
Zena: What girl?
Dracula: The niece of the monsignor.
Zena: [with disgust] Maria?
Dracula: Bring her to me.
Zena: But what do you want her for? You've got me!
Dracula: [slaps her in the face] Bring her to me!
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Connections

Featured in In Search of Dracula with Jonathan Ross (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Students' Beer Song
(uncredited)
Written by Tony Colton and Philip Martell
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fairly good Hammer Dracula entry
13 August 2005 | by Jonny_NumbSee all my reviews

Early on, "Dracula Has Risen from the Grave" made me feel uneasy... From the scenes of a Monsignor (Rupert Davies) traveling with a priest to perform an exorcism on Castle Dracula in order to bring the superstitious (ha!) congregation back to church on Sunday, to the romantic subplot between a scholarly baker and the Monsignor's daughter, and a distinct lack of Drac, I began to wonder if I was being shortchanged by a title that looked to just capitalize on the success of the Hammer Dracula films. However, the more I kept with it, the more I enjoyed "Grave"--the above-mentioned plot threads, which at first seem corny, are interwoven with delicate skill by director Freddie Francis; the characters and their conflicts are surprisingly endearing (including an angle that brings atheism into the mix); and Christopher Lee is in fine form as the brooding, red-eyed Count (though the production suffers from the absence of frequent co-star Peter Cushing).


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