World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Vampira (1974 film)

Vampira
Directed by Clive Donner
Produced by Jack Wiener
Written by Jeremy Lloyd
Starring David Niven
Teresa Graves
Music by David Whitaker
Cinematography Anthony B. Richmond
Edited by Bill Butler
Distributed by Columbia-Warner (UK)
American International Pictures (U.S.)
Release dates
  • 1974 (1974)
Running time
88 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Vampira (also known as Old Dracula) is a 1974 comedy/horror film spoofing the vampire genre. It stars David Niven and Teresa Graves. Following the success of Young Frankenstein, Vampira was renamed Old Dracula for release in the United States in an attempt to cash in on Young Frankenstein's success.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Release 3
  • External links 4

Plot

Count Dracula is an old vampire who, because of his advanced age, is forced to host tours of his castle to get new victims. In an attempt to revive his long-lost love, Vampira, Dracula sets out to collect blood from the bevy of Playboy Playmates living at his castle. However, one of the Playmates whose blood is drained is black, turning the revived Vampira into a black woman.

Dracula enthralls the hapless Marc to collect blood from three white women in hopes of restoring Vampira's original skin color. Dracula transfuses the blood into her but she is unchanged; however, her bite turns Dracula black. Marc and his love Angela race to destroy Dracula but are taken aback upon seeing Dracula's new skin tone. Their surprise gives the vampires time to slip away to catch a flight to Rio for Carnival.

Cast

Actor Role
David Niven Count Dracula
Teresa Graves Countess Vampira
Nicky Henson Marc
Jennie Linden Angela
Linda Hayden Helga
Bernard Bresslaw Pottinger
Andrea Allan Eve
Veronica Carlson Ritva
Minah Bird Rose
Freddie Jones Gilmore
Frank Thornton Mr. King
Peter Bayliss Maltravers
Cathie Shirriff Nancy
Aimi MacDonald Woman in hotel room
Patrick Newell Man in hotel room
Kenneth Cranham Paddy, the Delinquent
Carol Cleveland Jane, the Delinquent's Victim
Luan Peters Pottinger's Secretary
Nadim Sawalha Airline Representative
Marcia Fox Air Hostess
Penny Irving Playboy Bunny
Hoima McDonald Playboy Bunny
Nicola Austin Playboy Bunny
David Rowlands Drunk
Ben Aris Policeman

Release

The film was released theatrically in the United States by American International Pictures in 1975.

The film is available on VOD and MGM DVD-R.

External links


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.