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Old Dracula (1974)

Vampira (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Horror | 1975 (USA)
A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black.

Director:

Clive Donner

Writer:

Jeremy Lloyd (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Niven ... Count Dracula
Teresa Graves ... Countess Vampira
Peter Bayliss ... Maltravers
Jennie Linden ... Angela
Nicky Henson ... Marc
Linda Hayden ... Helga
Bernard Bresslaw ... Pottinger
Cathie Shirriff ... Nancy
Andrea Allan ... Eve
Veronica Carlson ... Ritva
Minah Bird Minah Bird ... Rose
Christopher Sandford ... Milton
Freddie Jones ... Gilmore
Frank Thornton ... Mr. King
Aimi MacDonald Aimi MacDonald ... Woman in Hotel Room
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A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black.

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If You Liked "Young Frankenstein" You'll Love "Old Dracula!"

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Old Drac See more »

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Production Co:

World Film Services See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jan Francis was offered a key role but was not available because she was working on a TV drama serial. See more »

Goofs

When Dracula is attempting to gain entrance to his hotel room via the window, you can see that its pitch black behind him. however, the very next scene shows that its almost daylight outside. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Geek Maggot Bingo (2011) See more »

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Vampira
theme song sung by The Majestics
Music and lyrics by Anthony Newley
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Times are tough in Transylvania
3 December 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

David Niven's career hit rock bottom when he played the one and only Count Dracula in Vampira. Niven's dapper English charm is truly put to the test her and it fails.

Times are tough in Transylvania and Castle Dracula is now being rented out as a tourist attraction. The money's good and one can take an occasional bite out of a tourist. But Niven's real mission is to find the right blood to revive the Countess who's been asleep since the Roaring Twenties.

He finds the right blood from one of the tourists, but lo and behold the countess wakes up and turns black into someone that looks a whole lot like Teresa Graves. What to do, Niven's a most conservative Dracula and apparently interracial marriage is frowned on.

The rest of the film is spent on Niven trying to find a cure for Graves. And listening to Graves calling Niven such things as 'jive turkey' with both of them wondering where she's pick up the latest slang.

A few years earlier Godfrey Cambridge did Watermelon Man which laid a giant ostrich egg with the same kind of humor. It's not any funnier with Teresa Graves.

And David Niven should have been ashamed of himself.


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