1971 Lust for a Vampire

Lust for a Vampire – 1971

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

Copyright MCMLXX EMI Film Productions Limited – All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 22676

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 System 

Made at EMI/MGM Eistree Studios, England 

Technicolor 91 mins

Storyline

In 1830, Richard Lestrange, a teacher of literature, takes up a post at a girls’ finishing school close to Karnstein Castle, where he develops an infatuation with one of his pupils, the enigmatically beautiful Mircalla, unaware that she is in fact the reincarnation of a notorious local vampire. Giles Barton, one of Lestrange’s fellow teachers who has an interest in the occult, suspects the truth and reveals to Miraclla his fascination to learn more the evil cult to which she belongs. His interference costs him his life and places Lestrange in mortal peril!

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Crew

Art Director
Editor
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Continuity
Make-up Supervisor
Hairdressing Supervisor
Wardrobe Mistress
Construction Manager
Dubbing Mixer
Recording Director
Camera
Director of Photography
Choreographer
Music Composed by
“Strange Love” sung by
Lyrics
Musical Supervisor
Screenplay by
Based on characters created by
Produced by
Directed by

Don Mingaye
Spencer Reeve
Tom Sachs
David Bracknell
Ron Barron
Terry Poulton
Betty Harley
George Blackler
Pearl Tipaldi
Laura Nightingale
Bill Greene
Len Abbott
Tony Lumkin
R. Anstiss
David Muir
Babbie McManus
Harry Robinson
Tracy
Frank Godwin
Philip Martell
Tudor Gates
 J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Harry Fine and Michael Style
Jimmy Sangster

Cast

Giles Barton 
Mircalla 
Countess 
Janet 
Richard 
Count Karnstein 
Trudi 
Pelley 
Miss Simpson 
Susan 
Coachman 
Landlord 
Professor Hertz 
Inspector Heinrich 
Hans 
Amanda 
Sophie 
Isabel 
Bishop 
Biggs 
Peasant Girl 
First Villager 
Second Villager 
Schoolgirls 

Ralph Bates
Yuette Stensgard
Barbara Jefford
Suzanna Leigh
Michael Johnson
Mike Raven
Luan Peters
David Healey
Helen Christie
Pippa Steele
Christopher Cunningham
Michael Brennen
Erik Chitty
Harvey Hall
Christopeher Neams
Judy Matheson
Erica Beale
Caryl Little
Jack Melford
Jonathon Cecil
Kirsten Lindholm
Nick Brimble
David Richardson
Vivienne Chandler, Melinda Churcher, Melita Clarke, Jackie Reapman, Sue Longhurst, Patricia Warner

Footnotes

This film was hit in the pre-production stage by the loss of its original star and director. Peter Cushing, who was to have played the part taken by Ralph Bates, had to pull out because of his wife’s illness; and Jimmy Sangster took over from Terence Fisher, who was incapacitated with a broken leg. Danish actress Yutte Stensgaard had appeared in Amicus’s “Scream and Scream Again” (1969). Despite her announced ambition to win an Oscar, it was not to be and she ended up doing a short stint as a hostess on the ATV game show “The Golden Shot”. Disc Jockey Mike Raven tried the occasional stab at acting. His other roles include the low-budget “Crucible of Terror” (1971). In “Lust for a Vampire”, however, his voice was dubbed by actor Valentine Dyall.


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