|The Curse of the Werewolf|
|Title:||The Curse of the Werewolf|
|Directed by:||Terence Fisher|
|Written by:||John Elder|
|Produced by:||Michael Carreras|
Anthony Nelson Keys
|Music by:||Benjamin Frankel|
|Edited by:||Alfred Cox|
|Distributed by:||Hammer Film Productions|
|Released:||May 1st, 1961 (UK)|
May 7th, 1961 (US)
|Running time:||91 min.|
The Curse of the Werewolf is a British horror film of the werewolf fiction subgenre. It was directed by Terence Fisher with a screenplay written by John Elder. It was produced by Hammer Film Productions and released theatrically in the United Kingdom on May 1st, 1961. It was released in the United States on May 7th. The film stars Clifford Evans as Don Alfred Corledo with Oliver Reed as Leon Corledo, Catherine Feller as Cristina Fernando, Anthony Dawson as Marques Siniestro, and Josephine Llewellyn as the Marquesa.
|Clifford Evans||Don Alfredo Corledo|
|Oliver Reed||Leon Corledo|
|Yvonne Romain||Servant girl|
|Catherine Feller||Cristina Fernando|
|Anthony Dawson||Marques Siniestro|
|Hira Talfrey||Teresa, Corledo's servant|
|Justin Walters||Young Leon|
|Warren Mitchell||Pepe Valiente|
|Anna Blake||Rosa Valiente|
|George Woodbridge||Dominique, the goat herder|
|Michael Ripper||Old Soak|
|Ewen Solon||Don Fernando|
|Peter Sallis||Don Enrique|
|Martin Matthews||José Amadayo|
|David Conville||Rico Gomez|
|Charles Lamb||Marques' chef|
|Serafina Di Leo||Senora Zumara|
|Rodney Burke||1st customer|
|Alan Page||2nd customer|
|Richard Golding||3rd customer|
|Max Butterfield||Cheeky farmer|
|Loraine Carvana||Servant girl as child|
|Francis De Wolff||Bearded customer|
|Howard Lang||Irate farmer|
|Desmond Llewelyn||1st footman|
|Gordon Whiting||2nd footman|
|Michael Peake||Farmer in cantina|
Notes & Trivia
- Based on the novel The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore.
- The tagline to this film is "Even the innocent girl who loved him was not safe... once the full moon rose!"
- Although Hammer Film Productions churned out multi-picture franchises with their Dracula, Frankenstein and Mummy properties, The Curse of the Werewolf is the only film they produced that focused on werewolves.
- Original home video releases of the film by MCA obscure the Technicolor credit line. It is restored on the DVD version on the Hammer Horror Series collection however.
- Makeup-artist Roy Ashton based his makeup for this film on Jack Pierce's processes used in the original Wolf Man by Universal Pictures.
- Francis De Wolff, Joy Webster and Oliver Reed also appeared in Terence Fisher's 1960 film The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll.
- Final film role for Joy Webster.
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