1970 Scars of Dracula

Scars of Dracula - 1970

A Hammer Film production presented by EMI Film Productions Limited, distributed by Anglo-EMI Film Distributors Limited and released through MGM-EMI Film Distributors Limited 

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Approved Certificate No. 22573

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 

Made at EMI/MGM Elstree Studim, England 

Technicolor 96 mins


Fleeing the wrath of the Burgomaster, the father of one of his many sexual conquests, young Paul heads out of town and into the forest. He is refused a room at a remote inn and warned not to go to the nearby castle, but is taken there anyway by a strange, driverless coach. He is greeted by Dracula, a seemingly charming man who offers him the hospitality of his home. When Paul is not heard of again, his brother Simon and girlfriend Sarah set off in search of him.....

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Art Director Scott MacGregor
Editor James Needs
Production Manager Tom Sachs
Assistant Director Derek Whitehurst
Sound Recordist Ron Barron
Sound Editor Roy Hyde
Continuity Betty Harley
Make-up Supervisor Wally Schneiderman
Make-up Assistant Heather Nurse
Hairdressing Supervisor Pearl Tipaldi
Wardrobe Mistress Laura Nightingale
Special Effects Roger Dicken
Construction Manager Arthur Banks
Recording Supervisor Tony Lumkin
Dubbing Mixer Dennis Whitlock
Director of Photography Moray Grant
Music Composed by James Bernard
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Screenplay by John Elder
Based on the character created by Bram Stoker
Produced by Aida Young
Directed by Roy Ward Baker


Dracula Christopher Lee
Simon Dennis Waterman
Paul Christopher Matthews
Sarah Jenny Hanley
Klove Patrick Troughton
Tania Anouska Hemple
Priest Michael Gwynn
Julie Wendy Hamilton
Alice Delia Lindsay
Burgomaster Bob Todd
Waggoner Toke Townley
Landlord Michael Ripper
Landlord's Wife Margo Boht
First Officer David Leyland
Second Officer Richard Durden
Farmer Morris Bush
Fat Young Man Clive Barrie


With this film, Hammer upped the stakes (!) in both the sex/nudity and the violence departments, the latter particularly in the near-sadistic scene where Dracula brands Klove.
 Jenny Hanley is the daughter of actor Jimmy Hanley, who appeared in Hammer's "Room to Let" (1949) and "The Lost Continent" (1968). These days, she makes a living as a household tips expert, giving advice on what to do with those used yoghurt pots, empty baked bean tins and cardboard tubes inside toilet rolls, etc., etc!!

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