Dracula and Son
|Dracula and Son|
French film poster
|Directed by||Edouard Molinaro|
|Produced by||Alain Poire|
|Written by||Alain Godard
by Claude Klotz
|Music by||Vladimir Cosma|
|Edited by||Monique Isnardon
With angry villagers driving them away from their castle in Transylvania, Dracula (Christopher Lee) and his son Ferdinand (Bernard Menez) head abroad. The Prince of Darkness ends up in London, England where he becomes a horror movie star exploiting his vampire status. His son, meanwhile, is ashamed of his roots and ends up a night watchman in Paris, France where he falls for a girl. Naturally, tensions arise when father and son are reunited and both take a liking to the same girl.
- Christopher Lee as Le prince des Ténèbres
- Bernard Menez as Ferdinand Poitevin
- Marie-Hélène Breillat as Nicole Clement
- Catherine Breillat as Herminie Poitevin
- Bernard Alane as Jean
- Jean-Claude Dauphin as Cristéa
- Raymond Bussières as L'homme âgé à l'ANPE
- Mustapha Dali as Khaleb
- Xavier Depraz as Le majordome
Dracula and Son was released in France on September 16, 1976. It was released in 1979 in the United States. The American distributor of the film cut many scenes in the film and replaced them with different gags.
Allmovie gave the film a rating of two stars out of five, but noted that "this was a very witty film prior to its decimation by an uncaring American distributor. A review in TV Guide gave a positive review of three stars out of four, noting that the film "actually works because it treats its subject with respect and doesn't degrade it for cheap, campy laughs." while noting that the film has a "poor dubbing job" that made the character Ferdinand Poitevin sound like a cross between Woody Allen and Austin Pendleton.
- Christopher Lee filmography
- List of comedy films of the 1970s
- List of French films of 1976
- List of horror films of 1976
- Browning, John Edgar; Picart, Caroline Joan (2010). Dracula in Visual Media:Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010. McFarland. ISBN 0786433655.
- Hallenbeck, Bruce G. (2009). Comedy-Horror Films:A Chronological History, 1914-2008. McFarland. ISBN 0786433329.
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