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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 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

Certificate:

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Trivia

Attempting to cash in on the name recognition of Young Frankenstein, Vampira was renamed "Old Dracula" for North American release. The two films were shown back-to-back as a double bill in many locations. 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 »

Connections

References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Vampira
theme song sung by The Majestics
Music and lyrics by Anthony Newley
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User Reviews

 
Not too bad.
3 November 2002 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

David Niven has a role that is clearly beneath his stature (in his first scene, he is reading a Playboy magazine), and Clive Donner's direction is almost embarrassingly crude (the dreadful copy I saw made it look even worse than it is, but it's crude nonetheless). Still, the movie has some unexpectedly clever lines (Dracula's assistant to his master: "I cross my fingers, sir" - Dracula's response: "I'd rather you didn't"), and (don't crucify me for this) I really found it more enjoyable than Polanski's overrated "Fearless Vampire Killers" - mainly because it has no pretensions of greatness. (**)


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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