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In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride.


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Count Dracula
Prof. Abraham Van Helsing
Dr. Jack Seward
Lucy Seward
Jonathan Harker
Mina Van Helsing
Janine Duvitski ...
Milo Renfield
Walter (as Sylveste McCoy)
Mrs. Galloway
Tom Hindley
Scarborough Sailor
Captain of Demeter
Frank Henson ...
Demeter Sailor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Meaden ...
Asylum Nurse (uncredited)
Dead Sailor (uncredited)

Directed by

John Badham

Written by

W.D. Richter ... (screenplay)
Hamilton Deane ... (play) and
John L. Balderston ... (play)
Bram Stoker ... (novel)

Produced by

Marvin Mirisch ... executive producer (as Marvin E. Mirisch)
Walter Mirisch ... producer
Tom Pevsner ... associate producer

Music by

John Williams

Cinematography by

Gilbert Taylor ... director of photography

Film Editing by

John Bloom

Editorial Department

Chris Ridsdale ... assistant editor (as Christopher Ridsdale)

Casting By

Mary Selway

Production Design by

Peter Murton

Art Direction by

Brian Ackland-Snow

Costume Design by

Julie Harris

Makeup Department

Eric Allwright ... makeup artist
Susie Hill ... hair stylist
Colin Jamison ... hair stylist
Peter Robb-King ... makeup artist
Jane Royle ... makeup artist

Production Management

Hugh Harlow ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Gerry Gavigan ... second unit director
Anthony Wave ... assistant director
Anthony Waye ... assistant director

Art Department

Andy Andrews ... property master
Terry Apsey ... construction manager
Reg Richards ... construction manager
Peter Young ... set dresser
Andy Aitken ... plasterer (uncredited)
Steve Furneaux ... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael Guyett ... scenic painter (uncredited)
Dennis Murray ... plasterer (uncredited)

Sound Department

Jonathan Bates ... sound editor
Robin Gregory ... sound mixer
Gerry Humphreys ... sound re-recordist
Terry Sharratt ... boom operator
Jeremy Hume ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Roy Arbogast ... special effects
Michael Dawson ... special effects assistant
Tad Krzanowski ... special effects (uncredited)
Michael White ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Maurice Binder ... visual consultant
Brian Smithies ... models
Albert Whitlock ... special visual effects
Henry Schoessler ... matte crew (uncredited)


Eddie Powell ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Roger Berner ... assistant camera
Leslie Dear ... additional photographer
Wick Finch ... electrician
Roy Ford ... camera operator
Ray Hall ... grip
Harry Oakes ... additional photographer
Bob Penn ... still photographer (as Robert Penn)
Laurie Shane ... gaffer
Peter Taylor ... assistant camera
Jim Alloway ... first camera assistant: locations (uncredited)
Roy Larner ... best boy (uncredited)
Ronald Lenoir ... set rigger (uncredited)
Marc Wolff ... pilot: camera helicopter (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Brenda Dabbs ... costume supervisor

Location Management

Jim Brennan ... location manager
Philip Kohler ... location manager

Music Department

Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
John Williams ... conductor
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by (uncredited)

Other crew

Gordon Arnell ... publicist
Bee Broomfield ... production secretary
Pamela Carlton ... continuity
Len Cave ... production accountant
Reg Dent ... horse master
Jan Francis ... dance arranger
John Holmes ... animal coordinator
Julie Thompson ... assistant: Mr. Badham
Joyce Turner ... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

When a ship is wrecked off Whitby, the only survivor, Count Dracula, is discovered lying on the beach by the sickly young Mina Van Helsing, who is visiting her dear friend Lucy Seward. Lucy, her fiancé Jonathan Harker (a solicitor), and her father Dr. Jack Seward (who runs the local asylum) try to make the Count feel welcome to England. The Count quickly takes the life of Mina, and proceeds to romance Lucy, with the intention of making her his greatest bride. Soon after the death of Mina, the Sewards call her father Dr. Abraham Van Helsing to come to their home. As Lucy falls deeper under the spell of the Count, Dr. Van Helsing almost immediately comes to understand that his daughter fell prey to a vampire and discovers the culprit to be none other than the Count himself. Dr. Van Helsing, Dr. Seward, and Harker work together to foil the Count's plans to take Lucy away to his native Transylvania. Written by Hillary Glendinning (

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Taglines Throughout history, he has filled the hearts of men with terror, and the hearts of women with desire. See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Drácula (Spain)
  • Drácula (Portugal)
  • Drácula (Uruguay)
  • Dracula - Eine Love Story (Austria)
  • Dracula '79 (West Germany)
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  • 109 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,164,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $31,235,812

Did You Know?

Trivia According to the DVD Documentary "The Revamping of Dracula", Donald Pleasence was a props actor who knew the movie game, and frequently would be seen utilizing props like a handkerchief or eating sweets from a bag, handling objects so his scenes would be difficult to cut due to the continuity issues that exist with handling objects between shots, thereby forcing more time on-screen, and reducing the chance of his scenes being cut out of the movie. See more »
Goofs When undead Mina approaches Van Helsing in the mines under the graveyard, her reflection is seen in the water. When, two scenes later, Count Dracula comes into Mina's home and walks by a mirror, Van Helsing points out that he did not see Dracula in the mirror. That Lucy does cast a reflection in the water, where she ordinarily should not have, is explainable by the fact that, just before her reflection became visible, Van Helsing had dropped a crucifix into the water. That had the effect of sanctifying the water--of making it holy water, in other words; though they cast no reflections in glass or polished metals, vampires (according to one obscure detail of the superstitions about them) WILL reflect in holy water, which is the only substance capable of showing vestigial remnants of the souls they lost to damnation when they died as living beings. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bride of Monster Mania (2000). See more »
Quotes Count Dracula: [to Lucy] Now it is you, my best beloved one. You will be flesh of my flesh, blood of my blood. You will cross land and sea to do my bidding. I need your blood. I need...
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