BLOOD OF THE VAMPIRE (1958 U.K.) D: HENRY CASS W: JIMMY SANGSTER P: ROBERT S. BAKER/MONTY BERMAN
Sir Donald Wolfit (a hammy stage actor and manager, and contemporary of Tod Slaughter) in Lugosi-style make-up is the head of a sanitarium form the criminally insane in Transylvania 1974. He has men do hard labour, and also drains them of blood (but doesn`t drink it). He`s actually working on blood transfusion experiments, because he`s a once staked vamp who had a heart transplant! Victor Maddern is his hunchback assistant Karl, with one eye half-way down his face!. Barbara Shelley and Vincent Ball are also in the cast, with John Le Mesurier, Colin Tapley, John Stuart, Bernard Bresslaw and Hal Osmond. Garish and odd, but mostly boring. Shot in Eastmancolour.

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