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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.

Director:

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Horror

Certificate:

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Language:

English | Spanish | Italian | German

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

This is the first screen adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel to include the character of Quincey Morris. See more »

Goofs

The story is set in the 19th Century. However, modern sidewalk painting can be clearly seen in some scenes. See more »

Quotes

Count Dracula: [howling is heard from outside] The children of the night... what music they make.
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in Tiempos duros para Drácula (1976) See more »

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PASSABLE VERSION OF THE FAMOUS COUNT
8 September 2001 | by leevmlafn1See all my reviews

Some of the best things about this version: Basically all the actors, Bruno Nicolai's score, and the fact that this Dracula appeared as Stoker describes him, which is a first.

Unfortunately, what I've heard about the production is that they changed producers in mid-shooting and he cut the budget back, so what could've been a fairly faithful rendition of the book now looks cheap and like the low-budget film it eventually became. This is no reflection of Jess Franco.


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