1966 Rasputin The Mad Monk

Rasputin the Mad Monk - 1966

A Hammer Film production presented by Associated British Productions Limited and released through Warner-Pathe Distributors Limited (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (US) 

Copyright MCMlXVl Hammer Film Productions Ltd, - All rights reserved

MPAA Approved Certificate 

No living person is portrayed or referred to in this film

RCA Sound Recording 

Produced at Bray Studios, England 

Technicolor 91 mins



In imperial Russia, Rasputin is meant to be living the secluded, spiritual life of a monk. But he is in reality a debauched and depraved womaniser, a man with powers of healing and hypnotism, which, after he has hacked a man's hand off and attempted to rape a young woman, his religious superiors think must have come from the Devil. Determined to use his powers to further himself, he heads for St Petersburg and, thanks to the help he elicits from Sonia, a lady-in-waiting, he soon finds himself in a position of influence over the Tsarina herself. But, Rasputin still has powerful enemies.....

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Production Designer Bernard Robinson
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Ross Mackenzie
Editor Roy Hyde
Assistant Director Bert Batt
Art Director Don Mingaye
Sound Recordist Ken Rawkins
Sound Editor Roy Baker
Continuity Lorna Selwyn
Make-up Roy Ashton
Hair Stylist Frieda Steiger
Wardrobe Rosemary Burrows
Camera Operator Cece Cooney
Director of Photography Michael Reed
Music Composed by Don Banks
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Screenplay by John Elder
Produced by Anthony Nelson Keys
Directed by Don Sharp


Rasputin Christopher Lee
Sonia Barbara Shelley
Dr Zargo Richard Pasco
Ivan Francis Matthews
Vanessa Suzan Farmer
Peter Dinsdale Landen
Tsarina Renee Asherton
Innkeeper Derek Francis
Patron Alan Tilvern
Bishop Joss Ackland
Abbot John Welsh
Tsarvitch Robert Duncan
Court Physician John Bailey
Waggonner Bartlett Mullins


Although Michael Ripper is not seen in this film, his voice can nevertheless be heard. In the scene where Rasputin is on his way to St Petersburg, the voice of the uncredited actor (Bartlett Mullins) playing the part of the old peasant driving the cart has clearly been dubbed by that of Ripper.

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