Blood of the Vampire

UK 1958

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Le Sang du Vampire
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Directed by Henry Cass

A man and wife are terrorized by Mad Scientist Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant. Along with his crippled assistant Carl, the 'anemic' Mad Scientist, believed to be a vampire, conducts blood deficiency research on the inmates of a prison hospital for the criminally insane to sustain his return to life.

a.k.a. Le Sang du Vampire


Cast:
Donald Wolfit as Callistratus
Vincent Ball as Dr. John Pierre
Barbara Shelley as Madeleine Duval
Victor Maddern as Carl
William Devlin as Kurt Urach
Andrew Faulds as Chief Guard Wetzler
Bryan Coleman as Herr Auron
George Murcell as First Guard
Julian Strange as Second Guard
John Le Mesurier as Chief Justice
Colin Tapley as Commissioner of Prisons
John Stuart as Uncle Phillippe
Henri Vidon as Prof. Bernhardt Meinster 
Cameron Hall as The Drunken Doctor
Bernard Bresslaw as Tall Sneakthief

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As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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