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Son of Dracula

Son of Dracula
United States
Count Down (Harry Nilsson), the son of Dracula, is "into just about every kind of music there is." The Count is about to be crowned the "Overlord of the Netherworld" when he has a change of heart. Dr. Van Helsing (Dennis Price) proposes an operation which will make the Count mortal and give him the capacity to love - and force him to relinquish the Netherworld trone. Throw in Baron Frankenstein (Freddie Jones), "Daybreak", and some tracks from Nilsson Schmilsson and Son of Schmilsson and you have Son of Dracula.

"It is not the best film ever made, but I've seen worse." -- Ringo Starr

Of the nine songs in the soundtrack, only "Daybreak" was written especially for the film.

Jay Fairbank, who is credited with the screenplay for Son of Dracula is actually actress Jennifer Jayne.

Harry Nilsson was not the first choice to star in Son of Dracula. According to director Freddie Francis, Ringo Starr's original choice for the role was David Bowie. (Source: Curtis Armstrong)

In 1998 Q Magazine solicited its readers for questions to ask Ringo Starr. Michael Cooper of Delmar, New York, asked: "In 1974, you made a movie with Harry Nilsson called Son of Dracula directed by Freddie Francis. Any plans to release it on video?" Ringo's response doesn't exactly answer the question: "I produced it for Apple. We had this script, Drac takes the cure, marries the girl and goes off into the sunlight - and it was the only movie we wanted to make. I called Harry because he was a blonde bombshell and we had his teeth fixed, which his mother was always thankful for. We had a lot of fun, there's a lot of musicians in it - John Bonham, Keith Moon, Peter Frampton. We had the premiere in Atlanta, the first movie since Gone With the Wind to open there, and we had 12,000 kids screaming, we had bands ... but we left town the next day, and so did everyone else. In America, the movie only played in towns that had one cinema, because it it had two, no matter what was on down the road, they'd all go there! It's a bit of a shambles now - we went into a studio with Graham Chapman and re-voiced a lot of it, so it makes even less sense now."


Actor ("Amber"): Suzanna Leigh
Actor ("Brian"): David Bailie
Actor ("Club Hostess"): Rachelle Miller
Actor ("Count Down"): Harry Nilsson
Actor ("Count Dracula"): Dan Meaden
Actor ("Countess Dracula"): Lorna Wilde
Actor ("Dr. Frankenstein"): Freddie Jones
Actor ("Girl"): Rosanna Lee
Actor ("Gorgon Woman"): Nita Lorraine
Actor ("Housekeeper"): Shakira Caine
Actor ("Igor"): Skip Martin
Actor ("Merlin"): Ringo Starr
Actor ("Monster"): Morris Bush
Actor ("Musician"): Peter Frampton
Actor ("Musician"): Klaus Voormann
Actor ("Musician"): Jim Price
Actor ("Musician"): Ricki Farr
Actor ("Musician"): Keith Moon
Actor ("Musician"): John Bonham
Actor ("Musician"): Bobby Keys
Actor ("Vampire"): Hedger Wallace
Actor ("Van Helsing"): Dennis Price
Actor ("Wendy"): Beth Morris
Actor ("Werewolf"): Derek Woodward
Actor ("Woman in Black"): Jenny Runacre
Art Direction: Andrew Sanders
Casting: Miriam Brickman
Cinematography: Norman Warwick
Director: Freddie Francis
Distributor (US): Cinemation Industries
Editor: Derek York
Editor: Ringo Starr
Makeup: Jill Carpenter
Musical Score: Paul Buckmaster
Producer: Jerry Gross
Producer: Ringo Starr
Production Design: Tim Van Rellim
Screenplay: Jay Fairbank
Set Decoration: Tessa Davies
Sound Editor: Richard Shorr
Sound Mixer: Tony Jackson



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