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Count Dracula (1970)

Nachts, wenn Dracula erwacht (original title)
Jesús Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.

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Jesús Franco (as Jesse Franco)

Writers:

Erich Kröhnke (story) (as Erik Krohenke), Augusto Finocchi (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Klaus Kinski ... Reinfierd (as Klaus Kinsky)
Herbert Lom ... Dr. Van Helsing
Maria Rohm ... Mina Harker
Fred Williams ... Jonathan Harker
Soledad Miranda ... Lucy Westenra
Paul Muller ... Dr. Seward
Jack Taylor ... Quincey
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Franco Castellani Franco Castellani ... Renfield's Warden
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Jesús Franco's version of the Bram Stoker classic has Count Dracula as an old man who grows younger whenever he dines on the blood of young maidens.

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Certificate:

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Release Date:

12 October 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bram Stoker's Count Dracula See more »

Filming Locations:

Murcia, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Christopher Lee (Count Dracula) and Herbert Lom (Dr. Van Helsing) never saw each other during filming. They shot all of their joint scenes separately. See more »

Goofs

Renfield is held in a padded cell, presumably to prevent him from injuring himself. However there are metal bars on the cell window. See more »

Quotes

Count Dracula: One of my race crossed the Danube a destroyed the Turkish host.Though sometimes beaten back he came again and again then at the end he came again for he alone could triumph.This was a Dracula indeed.
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Alternate Versions

German DVD includes the scene of a gypsy woman, deleted from the US version. See more »

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Copolla should have watched this before making his
25 September 2000 | by moviejay-2See all my reviews

With "El Conde Dracula" Jess Franco has made an extrordinary Vampire film. While not with out it's faults, the mangling of the plot and the compressing of some characters into each other, the film is saved by wonderful atmosphere and top notch acting- most notably from Christopher Lee as the titular Count, Klaus Kinski as the Mad Renfeild and Herbert Lom as Van Helsing. Lom, at first, appears to be walking through his role, but as the movie progresses, his Van Helsing becomes so subtly shaded as to rival Dracula for the viewers attention. A fine film that would have benifited from a larger budget (Note the German Shepherds which stand in for wolves!), "El Conde Dracula" can be enjoyed by the vampire novice as well as the enthusiast. This is the first major Dracula film to depict the Counts "Lizard Crawl" down the Castle Wall and the wolf attack on the grieving mother. Highly recommended.


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