Dracula (1973)



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This TV-movie adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel of the "undead" was adapted by Richard Matheson and photographed by Oswald Morris. As the titular count, Jack Palance is a reluctant victim of an unwelcome fate, rather than a grinning bloodsucker. Nigel Davenport co-stars as Van Helsing, vampire-hunter deluxe, who pursues the count with his bagful of hammers and stakes. Much of the Stoker novel that had been eliminated in earlier versions has been restored by Matheson. Originally slated for telecast in October of 1973, Dracula was reshuffled to February 8, 1974, due to the late-breaking vice-presidential nomination of Gerald Ford. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Jack Palance
as Count Dracula
Simon Ward
as Arthur Holmwood
Nigel Davenport
as Doctor Van Helsing
Pamela Brown
as Mrs. Westurna
Fiona Lewis
as Lucy Westurna
Murray Brown
as Jonathan Harker
Sandra Caron
as Whitby Inn Maid
Sarah Douglas
as Dracula's Wife
Reg Lye
as Zookeeper
George Pravda
as Innkeeper
Hana-Maria Pravda
as Innkeeper's Wife
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Palance pretty creepy Count

Oct 24, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

As close as had been done at that point to the original Stoker novel.

Jun 12, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

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