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 


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


Production Designer
Supervising Editor James Needs
Production Manager Don Weeks
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Make-up Artist
Hair Stylist
Wardrobe Mistress
Special Effects
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Supervisor
Screenplay by
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Produced by
Directed by

Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Don Weeks
Alfred Cox
John Peverall
Jock May
James Groom
Tilly Day
Roy Ashton
Freda Steiger
Molly Arbuthnot
Sydney Pearson
Len Harris
Jack Asher, BSc
Malcolm Williamson
John Hollingsworth
Jimmy Sangster, Peter Bryan and Edward Percy
Anthony Nelson-Keys
Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Terence Fisher


Van Helsing
Baron Meinster
Baroness Meinster
Frau Lang
Dr Tobler
Landlord’s Wife
Village Girl

Peter Cushing
Yvonne Monlaur
Freda Jackson
David Peel
Martita Hunt
Andree Melly
Mona Washbone
Henry Oscar
Miles Malleson
Michael Ripper
Norman Pierce
Vera Cook
Fred Johnson
Michael Mulcaster
Victor Brooks
Harold Scott
Marie Deveruex


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