Country of Origin: UK
Directed by: Clive Donner
EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
SONGS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC
"When You Look For a Dream"
COSTUMES AND MAKE-UP
DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
David Niven as Count Dracula
Marcia Fox (air hostess)
An aged Dracula plans to revive his long dead wife Vampira using blood transfusions taken from Playboy Bunnies. When the wrong blood sample is used, however, his wife is turned black and Dracula sets out to find some "white blood cells" to restore her.
A crude, witless farce that makes one wonder what possessed David Niven to even consider appearing in such unworthy junk. Racist and juvenile, it's almost entirely unfunny and must surely have looked dated and reprehensible even on its initial release. Possibly the most embarrasing British movie ever made - and when one considers the plethora of atrocious sex comedies made during the 70s, that's some achievement.
If You Liked "Young Frankenstein" You'll Love "Old Dracula!"
Old Dracula - US title
Cinefantastique vol.3 no.2 (Spring 1974)
Cinefantastique vol.4 no.4 (Winter 1976)
CinemaTV Today no.10047 (1 September
1973) p.8 (UK)
CinemaTV Today no.10105 (19 October 1974)
Flesh and Blood no.3 (1994) pp.40, 41
Hollywood Reporter vol.238 no.44 (7 November
1975) pp.10, 11 (USA)
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.41 no.490 (November
1974) p.257 (UK)
Photoplay vol.24 no.11 (November 1973)
TV Times vol.106 no.12 (20 March 1982)
Variety 12 November 1975 p.24 (USA)
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