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Dracula (1974)

TV-14 | | Drama, Horror | TV Movie 8 February 1974
Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.


Dan Curtis




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Dracula
Simon Ward ... Arthur
Nigel Davenport ... Van Helsing
Pamela Brown ... Mrs. Westenra
Fiona Lewis ... Lucy
Penelope Horner ... Mina
Murray Brown ... Jonathan Harker
Virginia Wetherell Virginia Wetherell ... Dracula's Wife (as Virginia Wetherall)
Barbara Lindley Barbara Lindley ... Dracula's Wife
Sarah Douglas ... Dracula's Wife
George Pravda ... Innkeeper
Hana Maria Pravda ... Innkeeper's Wife (as Hanna-Maria Pravda)
Reg Lye ... Zookeeper
Fred Stone Fred Stone ... Priest
Roy Spencer Roy Spencer ... Whitby Inn Clerk


Dracula is searching for a woman who looks like his long dead wife.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Horror


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Did You Know?


As Holmwood and Van Helsing explore Dracula's castle, they briefly stop to examine an iron maiden torture device, most likely a reference to the Bram Stoker short story "The Squaw," in which the main character meets his end inside such a device. See more »


When Dracula hurls the man out of the upper story window of the hotel, the cushion that breaks the stuntman's fall can be briefly seen in the lower left corner of the screen. See more »


Dracula: Mr. Harker... Now I go to England, and you...
[picks him up by the throat and throws him across the room]
Dracula: to Hell!
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Alternate Versions

Two versions were created, one for American television and a slightly gorier print for theatrical distribution in Europe. The European version first surfaced on VHS in America in the 1980s hosted by Elvira. In 2002, the TV version was released on DVD by MPI, and they subsequently issued the theatrical version on blu-ray in 2014. See more »


Referenced in HauntedWeen (1991) See more »

User Reviews

Something To Sink Your Teeth In
14 April 2001 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

This seldom-seen, seldom-discussed Dracula film is all in all pretty entertaining. It is a fairly faithful adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel, although it integrates the Vlad Tepes myth into the storyline as well. One definitely can see this film being an inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola's trashy film of the 90's. Jack Palance may not have been the best choice for the role of the toothsome lead. He does overact with his somewhat ludicrous sneers and temper tantrums, but that not withstanding the rest of the cast is quite good(all of them British coincidentally) with Nigel Davenport standing out in a Van Helsing role which I wish had been bigger and Fiona Lewis just being scrumptuous! Dan Curtis does a very competent job directing and the sets, costumes, props, etc... are lavish and beautiful. This is certainly an interesting film to see in the long line of Dracula films made.

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Release Date:

8 February 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Trakoscan Castle, Croatia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Latglen Ltd. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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