1964 The Kiss of the Vampire

The Kiss of the Vampire – 1964

Alternative Title: Kiss of Evil

A Hammer Film production released by Universal Pictures 

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MPAA Approved Certificate 

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 

Eastmancolour by Pathe 88 mins 


1910, Bavaria: When the car of honeymooners Gerald and Marianne Harcourt runs out of petrol deep in a forest, they seek shelter in a, nearby inn, where the only other guest is the sombre Professor Zimmer. Then an invitation arrives asking the young couple to have dinner in the local castle with the outwardly affable and hospitable Dr Ravna and his family. But, within the castle walls, all is not as it seems…..
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Bernard Robinson
James Needs
Don Weeks
Douglas Hermes
Don Mingaye
Ken Rawkins
James Groom
Pauline Wise
Roy Ashton
Frieda Steiger
Molly Arbuthnot
Rosemary Burrows
Les Bowie
Moray Grant
Alan Hume
James Bernard
John Hollingsworth
John Elder
Anthony Hinds
Don Sharp


Professor Zimmer 
Dr Ravna 
Gerald Harcourt 
Marianne Harcourt 
Father Xavier 

Clifford Evans
Noel Willman
Edward de Souza
Jennifer Daniel
 Barry Warren
Jacquie Wallis
Isobel Black
Peter Madden
Vera Cook
Noel Howlett
Brian Oulton
John Harvey


Noel Willman and Jennifer Daniel crossed swords again in Hammer’s “The Reptile” (1966). Willman’s other appearance for them was in “The Vengeance of She” (1968). The climax of this film, in which a swarm of bats attacks the castle and the vampires, appears to have originally been intended for “The Brides of Dracula” (1960), but the burning windmill finale was substituted there for budgetary reasons.

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