1960 The Brides of Dracula

The Brides of Dracula - 1960

A Hammer film production released by Universal Pictures Copyright MCMLX by Hotspur films Ltd. - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 19563 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios, England 

Technicolor 81 mins 

Storyline

Opening narration:- "Transylvania, land of dark forests, dread mountains and black, unfathomed lakes, still the home of magic and devilry as the nineteenth century draws to its close. Count Dracula, monarch of all vampires, is dead. But his disciples live on, to spread the cult and corrupt the world." A young woman on her way to take up a teaching post is offered the hospitality of the sombre Baroness Meinster in her remote castle. But the Baroness has a son, a young man she keeps shackled in his rooms - a young man with a terrifying secret! Watch the trailer on YouTube

Crew

Production Designer Bernard Robinson
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Don Weeks
Editor Alfred Cox
Assistant Director John Peverall
Sound Recordist Jock May
Sound Editor James Groom
Continuity Tilly Day
Make-up Artist Roy Ashton
Hair Stylist Freda Steiger
Wardrobe Mistress Molly Arbuthnot
Special Effects Sydney Pearson
Camera Operator Len Harris
Director of Photography Jack Asher, BSc
Music Composed by Malcolm Williamson
Musical Supervisor John Hollingsworth
Screenplay by Jimmy Sangster, Peter Bryan and Edward Percy
Associate Producer Anthony Nelson-Keys

Executive Producer Michael Carreras
Produced by Anthony Hinds
Directed by Terence Fisher

 

Cast

Van Helsing Peter Cushing
Marianne Yvonne Monlaur
Greta Freda Jackson
Baron Meinster David Peel
Baroness Meinster Martita Hunt
Gina Andree Melly
Frau Lang Mona Washbone
Lang Henry Oscar
Dr Tobler Miles Malleson
Coachman Michael Ripper
Landlord Norman Pierce
Landlord's Wife Vera Cook
Cure Fred Johnson
Latour Michael Mulcaster
Hans Victor Brooks
Severin Harold Scott
Village Girl Marie Deveruex

 

Footnotes

Regal actress Martita Hunt is probably best remembered for playing the part of Miss Havisham in David Lean's classic 1946 film of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations". 
Freda Jackson's other excursions into fantasy include roles as Boris Karloff's radioactively dissolving wife in "Monster of Terror" (1965), as blind hag Tia Zorina in "The Valley of Gwangi" (1969) and as one of the Stygian witches in "Clash of the Titans" (1981).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection