Hrabe Drakula (1971) - full transcript



Thank you.

Excuse me,

you do speak English?

A little. But please speak slowly.

Does this train stop in Bistritz?

Yes. I go there myself.

Well, thank goodness for that.

Uh, do you live near Bistritz?

I'm traveling there...
on business.

Oh, so am I. I'm a lawyer,

or rather I hope
I'm going to be one,

from London.

From London!

I'm going there to visit
one of our clients.

Maybe you know him.
Count Dracula.

Do you know him?

My dear sir,

may God preserve you...

...because if you go
to visit Count Dracula,

you may need... God's help.

- Are you the Englishman...
- Jonathan Harker.

We have strict orders from
the Count to look after you.

A place has been reserved for you...

...on the stage coach tomorrow.

And the Count's own carriage
will meet you... the Borgo's Pass.


Is anything the matter?

Oh, no, sir. Your bedroom
is ready upstairs...

...and we have prepared
some food for you.

Thank you.

But I'm feeling very tired.

I'll be going to bed early.

Very good, sir.

Who is it?

What do you want?

Excuse me, sir.

I wanted to talk to you...

...but my husband
said I should not!

But tomorrow...

Tomorrow night... St. George's night!

What of it?

Oh! When the clock
strikes midnight...

...all the evils of the world
circle around us!

Sir... do know
where you're going...

What you are going to...

- Greta?
- I must go!

Good morning.

Well, I rather missed you last night.

I chose other company, sir.

Why do you look at me
so strangely?

Why does everybody
looks me like that?

Because tonight... St. George's night...


And what else?

...they know your destination.

Excuse me. How far is it
to the Borgo's Pass?

We'll be there by nightfall.

And from the Pass to
Count Dracula's castle?

You'd best ask
whoever meets you, sir.

To tell the truth,
I've never seen the place,

and please God I never shall.

This is the Borgo's Pass!

May God protect you, sir.

The night is cold,
and my master, the Count,

bade me take all care of you.

No thank you, I don't need it.

As you wish.

But it gives both warmth...

...and carriage.

Welcome to my house.

Count Dracula?

I am Dracula.

Enter freely...

...and of your own will.

It is late, and my servants
have gone to bed.

I will see to your comfort myself.

You will need to refresh yourself
after your journey.

I trust that you will find
everything you require.

I shall await your pleasure.

- You do not dine, sir?
- I've already dined.

I hope you'll find
everything in order.

The purchase document
duly receipted,

the title deeds to
the house, the plans.

The house is in poor condition...

...but it stands back well away
from the main road to London.

Completely isolated,
just as you required.

It is strongly built...

...but it has remained empty
for quite a long time.


Yes, an empty house,

it is exactly what I require.

Have you lived here
for many years?

All my life.

Your wife?

No, I'm not married yet.

But the lady on the left
is my fiancé.

And the other?

Ms. Lucy Westenra,
her closest friend.


Thank you.

Forgive me for asking, sir,

but why do you plan
to live in England?

I am not young...

...and yet I am restless.

And what about this great castle?

It is, I presume,
the family home?


The shadows of
my past remain here.

We are the second Magyars.

We have a right to be proud.

For in us...

...flows the blood
of many brave races!

The blood of Attila
is in these veins!

To us was entrusted
for centuries...

...the guardian of our lands.

The Lombard,

the Bulgar, the Turk,

poured their thousands
against our frontiers,

we drove them back!

The Draculas have ever been
the heart's blood, the brains,

the sword of our people!

One of my race crossed the Danube...

...and destroyed
the Turkish hosts!

Though sometimes beaten back...

...he came again and again
against the enemy...

...till at the end he came alone
from the bloody field,

for he alone could triumph!

This was a Dracula indeed!

But now,

the wind blows coldly...

...through the broken battlements.

Although this is my home,

I must move on.

I don't regret my journey,

but surely the post might
have served you...

...much easier and far cheaper.

If I am to begin a new life... a new land...

...I must learn something...

...of its people...

...from such as yourself.

You are my honored guest.

Listen to them.

Children of the night.

What music they make.

But you are weary,
you shall sleep late.

You are most gracious...

...but my employers,
your solicitors...

...expect me back in London.

We shall see.

But for now you are here
at my invitation.

Nay, at my command.


Do you enjoy the chase, Mr. Harker?

I've never had the opportunity.

The greatest of all sports.

You have the power
of life and death...

...over a living being.

Good night, Mr. Harker.

Where's my baby!
I want my baby back!

I want it back!

Please, help me! Please!

Give my baby back!

Give it back! Give it back!

Give it... back!

You are first...
and we shall follow.

Yours is the right to begin.

He is young and strong!

There are kisses for us all.

Back! Back!

This man belongs to me!

He is ours! We found him first!







This man belongs to me!

Good morning.

Where... am I?

Who are you?

I am Dr. Seward...

...and this is Professor
Van Helsing's private clinic...

...not far from London.

How... did I get here?

Your body was found
in a mountain stream...

...two hundred kilometers
from Budapest.

But what of... Count Dracula?

I escaped from his castle,

but he followed me with
the others disguised as bats!

Giant bats...

...with great teeth,

waiting to draw blood.

I didn't dream it.

The bats were real!

As big as men.

Why don't you believe me?

What are you doing?

Have you made inquiries?

This young Englishman,
Jonathan Harker,

had been reported
missing some weeks ago.

Some friends of his
are on their way to London... identify him and see
what they can do.

I see. Did he speak?

A little. Not much.

He kept mumbling something
about a certain...

...Count Dracula.


That's Renfield again.

- See to it.
- Yes, Professor.

Good morning, Renfield.

What is it Renfield, hmm?


nobody's going to hurt you.

What is it, Renfield?

Ah, yes, somebody's bought
the old house.

It's been empty long enough.


nobody's going to hurt you.

Let him be.
I'll see him again later.

- Miss Murray?
- Yes?

I was ordered to
drive you to the clinic.

This way please.

Van Helsing's Clinic. Drive on.

Mina, look! What's that?

Oh, silly.

Professor Helsing's assistant
awaits you upstairs.

I'll take care of the luggage.

Thank you.



- Jonathan!
- Mina!


Jonathan, what is this place?


He must rest.

I urge you not to show him
that you are alarmed.

I want to know
what is wrong with him.

We specialize here
in the treatment...

...of the mentally disturbed.

You mean you think
Jonathan is mad?

Your friend is in need
of attention.

She should not have been
allowed to travel.

She insisted on coming with me.

Couldn't you help her, Professor?

It would perhaps be best
if she stays here.

Dr. Seward and I
could look after her.

In that case...

- ...I shall stay here too.
- Very well.

I shall have rooms
prepared for you both.

Professor Van Helsing?


Jonathan... sane! Completely sane!

It's not quite as simple as that.

There is no doubt that
he has suffered...

...a shock of some kind.

The result is that either...

...he's subconsciously
relating a nightmare,

or he's lying.

Jonathan wouldn't lie!

And he's not mad!

Then perhaps you can
persuade him to remember...

...what really happened
because without...


Mina, forgive me.

I'm so stupid to faint.

Oh, I shouldn't have let you come.

The long journey, and now this.


Uh, prepare two rooms
for the ladies...

...on the ground floor.

Yes, sir.

Uh, I should warn you.

I have a number of patients here...

...who must be kept
in close confinement.

Do not on any account...

...venture beyond
the first floor please.

Well, I shall leave you.

You must both be tired
after your journey.

Your rooms will be ready soon.




















Lucy? Lucy?



You say you thought
you saw a man.

Uh, I was mistaken.

And these two spots?

There was a pin
which held her wrap.

Perhaps you pricked her
by accident when you undid it.

She appears to be suffering...

...from a very considerable
loss of blood.

I shall have to consult
Professor Van Helsing.

Her condition is serious.

I blame myself!


I don't want to alarm you, but...

...has she any relatives?


But she's engaged quite recently
to a young barrister,

Quincy Morris.

Perhaps you should
send him a telegram.

Professor Van Helsing?

No, I'm Dr. Seward.
How do you do?

My name is Quincy Morris.
I'm Miss Westenra's fiancé.

Oh, I see. Please come in.

Take off your coat.

I came as soon as I heard.

I'm glad you came.

We're doing our best, but...

Isn't there anything
I can do for her?

Yes, you can give her
a transfusion of your blood.


- I'm Professor Van Helsing.
- Quincy Morris.

Now I think she has a chance.

We just have to wait and see.













What are you doing here?

I'm afraid you're not allowed
in this part of the house.

Come along!

Come on!

Professor, you must do something!

You can't let her die
through... ignorance!


Perhaps my dear...

...I'm not so much
ignorant as afraid...

...of admitting my own suspicions.

The man whose voice you hear...

...was once as sane as you or I.

He had a daughter.
Young and beautiful.

Together they were traveling
in Transylvania.

They stopped in a town
called Bistritz.

One night...

...the girl was found
unconscious in her bed.

Half dead from loss of blood.

Day by day, like the fly...

...who is the spider's prey,
she grew weaker.

The father watched and waited
by her bedside...

...till one night...

...when she was close to her end...

...the neighbors heard
a terrible shriek.

They found the daughter dead...

...and the father... he is now.

True, there is some
similarity in the case...

...but that is no explanation.

Perhaps not that you see.

All my life I've made a study...

...of what some people call...

...the black arts.

That's why Renfield
was admitted to my care...

...and also Jonathan Harker.

The mountains in the north...

...of Transylvania
are rich in legend,

yet behind the legend,

behind the fantasy,

there are certain facts.

Occasionally a glimmer
of the truth reaches us.

Now, I think that Jonathan...

...has seen some of that truth.

Then why didn't you believe
what I told you...

...about Count Dracula?

Jonathan! Oh, Jonathan!

I cannot tell you.

I dare not.

Lucy, sweet.

Now, you drink this.

Who's there?

Who's there?

She's dead!

She's dead!

- She's dead!
- But you are still alive.

It is a sign.

Perhaps it is not
too late for me to act.

In my search for the secrets
of the black arts...

...this is what I found,
and what concerns us now.

May I?

"Known through legend in
such diverse countries as Greece,

Rome, France, India,
and even China.

He does fatten up on
the blood... of the living.

He can by such nourishment
even grow younger.

He throws strange shadows
when he walks upon the earth.

He can transform himself
to dog, to bat,

to other kinds of beast.

He lives by night...

...for by day he must
conceal himself within his grave.

Those upon whom
he nourishes himself...

...sicken and die,

and then... become like him,

vampires themselves.

His name... is Dracula."

Why can't this man be arrested?

You underestimate Count Dracula.

What good are laws...

...against someone who can
set himself above the law?

His spirit is all around us.

Some of us...

...are completely within his power!

Professor... know so much
about the black arts.

Suppose you too
are Dracula's servant?

I have never met the Count.

And yet I feel I...

...I know him better
than my own soul.

My ball's in the water!

I'm going to tell mommy!

Oh, be careful!

Hey, watch out!

Ah, good!

Hey, come!

Come on over here!

Come here!

Come here!

Ah, good morning my dear.

You have become not only
a nurse but a servant.

I shall miss you
when you leave London.

Thank you. How's Jonathan
this morning?

- Much better.
- Good, good.

I think it helped him
beyond measure...

...being able to
tell you his story...

...and to know that
however fantastic... were prepared
to admit it to be true.

Indeed, I only wish
it weren't because you...

Great heavens.

Just as I feared.

- A child found dead.
- Where?

Near here, near the church...

...last night.


Ah, gentlemen,
I shall need your help.

Whatever we can do.

Come, sit down.

I shall want you to
accompany me this evening.

We're going to visit
Miss Lucy Westenra's grave.

Listen Van Helsing,

as I told you this afternoon,
I'm not afraid of any danger,

but this is...

What if I tell you... may be saving the lives
of scores of other children?

You mean Count Dracula
may be hiding here?

Worse than that. Far worse.

The nice and innocent
girl you loved.

You're mad!

Lucy, a killer of... children?

Be brave.

Before the night is out
if her spirit is to be saved... must obey me absolutely!

One o'clock. Open it!

So far I'm right.

Another few minutes.

Look, it'll soon be light.

It won't be long now.

Remember what I told you.


Your spade.

Do as I say.

Open it!

Use your spade, man!



Please... relax.

Renfield, relax!

Please relax.

It's passed.

All right, Renfield...'s passed.

Look at me.

Can you understand me?

Renfield, look at me!

Can you understand me?

My God, you can.

Whatever your
sickness was, it's passed.

Now, then,

tell me what you know.

Come on!

Tell me what you know!

- I...
- Tell me!

Go on! That's it!

- I...
- Tell me!

Go on!

- It...
- Yes!

Whether by accident or design,

it would appear our foe
is closer than we thought.

It's my fault, Professor.

I never thought to connect...

...the property bought
by the Count with this place.

But those cases we saw delivered?

Those must've been the
same cases I saw in vaults...

...beneath Count Dracula's castle.

He used them to transport
himself to England.

And now they provide
his hiding place by day,

whilst at night...

If we're going to
find him we must hurry.

- Oh, Jonathan!
- Don't worry.

This time I've come prepared.

I have two better weapons.

Take these.

Against them
Count Dracula is powerless.

Are we ready?

Then let's go.



I should like to talk
to this man, Renfield.

He could be the key
to Count Dracula.

Very well, you may see him.

But not alone!

He may reveal
more to you than to us.

Take this young lady to Renfield.

Do as I say.

Here, take this.


A case must have stood here.

Maybe we're too late.

Watch out!

I know how you've tried to help.


Perhaps you could tell us more.


We must sanctify this place
as Professor Van Helsing told us.

I'd like to see you find
your way out of that, my lad.

Evening, Your Honor.

Care for a little fun?

That man,

it looked like the Count!

But younger,

much younger.

Your eyes are playing tricks.

They're waiting for us.

Come on. Come on!

Mr. Harker and Mr. Morris,

I want you to meet my good friend,
the Home Secretary.

Good evening.

- Good evening.
- Good evening, sir.

Thank you for receiving us, sir.

For a moment the other night
we thought the Professor was,

as the American's say, a goner.

A slight stroke...

...but although my legs
are a little uncertain...

...I trust my intellect
is not a goner.

A watch is now being kept...

...on every means of exit
from the country.

A description of the wooden case
in which we believe,

so the Professor tells me,

the Count may be
concealing himself,

has been circulated to...

Some news perhaps?

I don't understand!
It's from Mina!

Something about the Opera...
and a ticket!

You let her leave the house
without an escort?

I sent no ticket!

Your Excellency,

we shall have to act at once.

This may be the work
of Dracula himself.


A doctor!

Someone call a doctor!

For God's sake,
is there a doctor here?

And then they thought
that I'd had enough.


- What do you want?
- Your master, quickly!


You are the captain of
the Tzarina Catherine?

I am.

You sail for the mouth of the Danube
on the morning tide?

What if I do?

You have some cargo
and a passenger.

Where is he?

Myself... to Varna.

We do not go to Varna.

To Varna.

What is it?

What happened Renfield?




Yes, here it is.

It's a small port on the Black Sea.

I've got it. Look.

He could travel from there
to Transylvania,

but with a load like that
it would take him three weeks!

You could get to the castle first.

In one week.

Sanctify every grave,
leave it barren,

and useless as a refuge,

before he arrives.

If we go, what about Mina!

I shall guard her with my life.



Who is there?


All my life I've studied
the black arts.

It's strange to finally...

...confront the Prince
of Darkness himself.

You have learned much.

You can do nothing.

Come along, hurry!

Now then ,there's only
one task left:

to find Dracula himself.

Is there any news?

Not yet.

Tell me, Professor,

if the Count is on his way home,

what have we to fear?

Mina, my dear,

whilst the Count lives,

time and space have
little meaning.

We can only pray.