Synopsis: When a ship is wrecked off Whitby, the only survivor, Count Dracula, is discovered lying on the beach by the sickly young Mina Van Helsing, who is visiting her dear friend Lucy Seward. Lucy, her fiancé Jonathan Harker (a solicitor), and her father Dr. Jack Seward (who runs the local asylum) try to make the Count feel welcome to England. The Count quickly takes the life of Mina, and proceeds to romance Lucy, with the intention of making her his greatest bride. Soon after the death of Mina, the Sewards call her father Dr. Abraham Van Helsing to come to their home. As Lucy falls deeper under the spell of the Count, Dr. Van Helsing almost immediately comes to understand that his daughter fell prey to a vampire and discovers the culprit to be none other than the Count himself. Dr. Van Helsing, Dr. Seward, and Harker work together to foil the Count's plans to take Lucy away to his native Transylvania.
Genre: Horror, Romance
Director(s): John Badham
Production: Universal Studios
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

[ Wolf Howling ]

[ Thunderclap ]

[ Squeaking ]

[ Indistinct Yelling ]

[ Growling ]

[ Man Yelling In Rumanian ]

[ Speaking Rumanian ]

Here! Here!

[ Growling ]

[ Yelling In Rumanian ]

[ Yelling In Rumanian ]

[ Speaking Rumanian ]

[ Captain ]


Throw overboard.!

[ Growling ]

[ Captain ]

Hurry up.!

[ Yelling In Rumanian ]

[ Man ]

It is stuck.!


[ Yelling In Rumanian ]

[ Groaning ]


- [ Yelling In Rumanian ]

- [ Growling ]

[ Captain Screaming ]

- [ Screaming ]

- [ Laughter ]

[ Screaming

In Distance ]

[ Thunderclap ]

[ Man ]

Get off!.

Swales, for God's sake,

give these poor wretches...

some laudanum to calm

their shattered nerves.

They won't take nothin;

Dr. Seward.

- [ Seward ]

Give them something.!

- I can't do anything. Come on.

Dr. Seward.!

Where's Miss Lucy?

Where's Miss Lucy

to help with my baby?

Mrs. Galloway,

where is my daughter?

Miss Lucy's in the house

looking after that friend of hers.

Fine time to abandon us.

Swales, I'm coming down.

- Swales, I'm-- I'm coming down.

- All quiet, sir!

Snodgrass, Shilling

and Wallop.''

[ Door Flies Open ]

Oh! Oh, Lord!



Is it all right?

[ Thunderclap ]

Yes, yes.

You're so much braver than I am,

taking on all those men.

But don't you think we ought

to have some say on things?

After all--

[ Together]

We are not chattels.

I know we're not.

Miss Lucy.

Your father says he needs you

in the wards right away.

Yes, I'm coming.

Do you have to go now, Lucy?

Yes. Into bed

with you.

Here we go.

Thank you.

Now, remember, Mina, if you

don't rest, you'll be stuck

in this bedroom all winter.

You're right. You go down.

I'll be fine.

Good night.

Good night.

[ Wind Howling,

Thunderclap ]

Lucy, we've

got our work cut out.

I'm sorry, Papa, Mina isn't

feeling at all well tonight.

I know she's our friend,

but, really, Mina's never

feeling very well.

That's not fair. We invited her

here for her health, and we

have to look after her.

Oh, Annie, don't worry.

I'll take him.

Let me take him, darling.

There we are.

Oh, it can't be

as bad as that.

[ Crying ]


What? Bells?

Hollow bells!


Sunken bells.

Sunken bells.

Are you mad, Swales?

It's just the church bells

to warn the ships,

that's all.

[ Bells Tolling ]

[ Thunder Rumbling ]

[ Growling ]

[ Howls ]

[ Growls ]

[ Man ]

Right again. Little bit more.

Come on,you two.

Get your hands

out of your pockets.

No, no, no.!

Keep them bits

of timber separate.

Tell them women

to get out of the way

if they're not helpin;

[ Woman ]

It's freezin; isn't it?

It's freezin.!

Come on, my son. Grab hold.

It'll give our mum some

tidy frocks, won't it, Dad?

[ Man ]

Hey, watch that boom.! It'll

knock your bloody head off.

Not likely.

The thing about these wrecks--

[ Chattering ]

[ Woman #1 ]

Hey.! What is that?

[ Woman #2 ]

Look at that contraption.

[ Man ]

There's beds and stuff.

[ Man Continues Talking,

Indistinct ]

[ Woman #1 ]

Good morning, sir.

- Fancy.

- That he is! Fancy.

No one allowed on board.

I've got business.

What sort of business?

I'm a solicitor,

Jonathan Harker,

and I've been on the road

all night from London.


- It's all right.

Let him pass.

- Right. Carry on.

What the devil

are you doing here?

Our firm was telegraphed

yesterday that this ship

had been sighted a week early.

Oh, God.

The man we represented

in the purchase of Carfax Abbey,

Count Dracula--

Count Dracula, of course!

I almost forgot.

Is he safe?



Oh, yes.

He's the only one who is.

Young Mina found him

on the beach last night,

and we took him to Carfax.

As for the rest

of the crew--


[ Flies Buzzing ]

[Jonathan ]

What happened?

We don't know.

Maybe the ship's log

will tell us.

[ Man ]

All right,

swing 'em across, Harry.

Excuse me.

Is all this cargo

the count's?

There's more down below,

but the rest broke up

on them rocks.

Filled up

with some kind of dirt.

Dirt? What for?

Whichever it is,

I'll take it.

You can't do that, Renfield.

The count's not here

to sign for them.

They stay here

'til he comes around himself!.

I'm sorry, but the rights

of the ship owner

are already sacrificed...

since the tiller of this vessel

is held in a dead hand.

Where's the rest

of Dracula's baggage? I'd

like to inspect that as well.

- Come this way.

- Harker, you sold me house

right out from under me,

and you sold that poor count

a right bill of goods

with your fancy silver tongue.

I've half a mind

to tell Dracula

he been took good.

I wonder if I could impose

upon you to ask the count

when he rises...

if he would

join us for dinner

at Billerbeck Hall.

- What, at the looney bin?

- At my home, Mr. Renfield.


I'll give him the message, but I

don't think he'll be in the mood

for any fancy socializin'.

[ Man ]

Go back. Go back

a little bit more.

[ Snorts ]

[ Man ]

Good morning, ma'am.

[ Moos ]


Thank God you're here!

We've had the most--

There, there! That's

enough of that. Save that

'til after you're married.

I can't tell you

how dreadful it's been.

Slow down, Lucy.

Slow down. I had to come

to meet your new neighbor.

It was terrifying. Mina found

him washed up on the beach.

It's a miracle he's not dead.

You look lovely.

I look dreadful. I haven't

been to bed all night.

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