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Dracula and Son (1976)

Dracula père et fils (original title)
PG | | Comedy, Horror | May 1979 (USA)
Son grows up with father, leaves to go to big city in 1979. Father follows and tries to survive as a vampire in a modern world. Son finds girl, decides not to be a vampire anymore. Great ... See full summary »


Édouard Molinaro (as Edouard Molinaro)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Dracula
Bernard Menez ... Ferdinand
Marie-Hélène Breillat Marie-Hélène Breillat ... Nicole
Catherine Breillat ... Herminie
Mustapha Dali Mustapha Dali ... Khaleb
Bernard Alane ... Jean
Claude Génia Claude Génia ... Marguerite
Jean-Claude Dauphin Jean-Claude Dauphin ... Cristéa
Anna Gaël ... Miss Gaylor
Gérard Jugnot ... Le responsable de l'usine
Raymond Bussières ... L'homme âgé à l'ANPE
Xavier Depraz Xavier Depraz ... Le majordome
Anna Prucnal
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot
Albert Simono Albert Simono ... Le vendeur de cercueils


Son grows up with father, leaves to go to big city in 1979. Father follows and tries to survive as a vampire in a modern world. Son finds girl, decides not to be a vampire anymore. Great ending! Written by Patricia Purvin <pap@mail.utexas.edu>

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


Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

May 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gaumont, Productions 2000 See more »
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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dracula and Son was released in France on 15 September 1976. It was released in 1979 in the United States. The American distributor of the film cut many scenes in the film and replaced them with different gags. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1998, the original French cut (dubbed in English) was released on video. Both versions of the film are currently available in the USA on video. See more »


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Wasted What Could Have Been a Good Idea
29 January 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dracula and Son (1976)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Count Dracula (Christopher Lee) seduces a woman into giving him a child. As an adult that child, Ferdinand (Bernard Menez) decides to try and live his own life and before long Dracula and son are separated. Dracula ends up landing in London where he's a successful actor. Ferdinand, on the other hand, ends up in Paris where he struggles to make much of a living.

Dracula AND SON is out there in a couple different versions. I watched the uncut French version, which clocks in around 95-minutes and I'm going to guess that this is what most people will want to watch. The film was released in an American version, which apparently ran 79-minutes and featured someone other than Lee dubbing him. Even worse from what I've read is that some of the scenes appear to have been arranged out of order. The dubbing issue is an interesting one since in the French version there's a second done in English and Lee does his own voice.

With that out of the way, this film comes from director Edouard Molinaro who also did the landmark LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Sadly this film isn't in the same league, ballpark or planet for that matter and it's really too bad because this could have been an interesting idea. This was meant to be a comedy and sadly it's one of the unfunniest that you're going to see on the subject with there only being one great laugh and that's when Dracula goes to bite a woman and then notices that he has bitten the neck of a blow up doll.

The majority of the film really drags at times and I must say that there wasn't a pinch of style to be found and I'd also argue that the film is incredibly lifeless and really doesn't have any energy to it. The direction is certainly flat throughout. All of that is too bad because Lee actually gives a good performance in the role, although one shouldn't be expecting to see the same type of Dracula that he did in his Hammer pictures or his film with Jess Franco. This was the final time he played Dracula on the big screen so that reason alone makes it worth watching. I also thought Menez was good in his role but he honestly wasn't given too much to work with.

It's doubtful either version of Dracula AND SON is going to appeal to many people. Fans of Lee will probably be the ones tracking down copies of the picture but sadly there's nothing overly good here outside of his performance.

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