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The Curse of the Werewolf
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Title: The Curse of the Werewolf
Directed by: Terence Fisher
Written by: John Elder
Produced by: Michael Carreras
Anthony Hinds
Anthony Nelson Keys
Music by: Benjamin Frankel
Cinematography: Arthur Grant
Edited by: Alfred Cox
James Needs
Distributed by: Hammer Film Productions
Universal Pictures
Released: May 1st, 1961 (UK)
May 7th, 1961 (US)
Rating: Unrated
Running time: 91 min.
Country: UK
Language: English
Budget: Unknown
Gross: Unknown

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.


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!"
  • 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.

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