Dracula and Son

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Dracula and Son (Dracula père et fils) (1976, France) is a Vampire-Comedy-Horror film directed by Édouard Molinaro.


Main Details

  • Released September 15, 1976 (France) | May 1979 (USA)
  • Color
  • Running time: 96 minutes
  • Production Co.: Gaumont | Productions 2000
  • Distribution Co.: Gaumont (1976) (France) (theatrical) | Premier Releasing (1978) (United Kingdom) (theatrical) (dubbed) | Quartet Films (1979) (United States) (theatrical) (as 'Dracula and Son') (dubbed)
  • Directed by Édouard Molinaro
  • Written by Alain Godard, Jean-Marie Poiré and Édouard Molinaro, from Claude Klotz' novel
  • Starring: Christopher Lee, Bernard Menez, Marie-Hélène Breillat

Plot Summary

  • With angry villagers driving them away from their castle in Transylvania, Count Dracula (Christopher Lee) and his son Ferdinand (Bernard Ménez) head abroad. The Prince of Darkness ends up in London, England where he becomes a horror movie star exploiting his vampire status. His son, meanwhile, is ashamed of his roots and ends up a night watchman in Paris, France where he falls for a girl. Naturally, tensions arise when father and son are reunited and both take a liking to the same girl.


  • From the man who brought you "La Cage aux Folles" - Edward Molinaro - comes another very funny movie.
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