The Curse of the Werewolf
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The Curse of the Werewolf

93 min
Drama | Horror | Romance | Thriller
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Terence Fisher
1 nomination
Country: UK
Release Date: 1961-06-07
Filming Locations: Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Clifford Evans
Yvonne Romain
Servant Girl
Catherine Feller
Anthony Dawson
The Marques Siniestro
Josephine Llewellyn
The Marquesa
Richard Wordsworth
The Beggar
Hira Talfrey
Justin Walters
Young Leon
John Gabriel
The Priest
Warren Mitchell
Pepe Valiente
Anne Blake
Rosa Valiente
George Woodbridge
Michael Ripper
Old Soak
Ewen Solon
Don Fernando
Peter Sallis
Don Enrique
Martin Matthews
David Conville
Rico Gomez
Denis Shaw
Charles Lamb
Serafina Di Leo
Senora Zumara
Sheila Brennan
Joy Webster
Renny Lister
Kitty Atwood
Midwife (uncredited)
John Bennett
Policeman (uncredited)
Hamlyn Benson
Landlord (uncredited)
Ray Browne
Official (uncredited)
Rodney Burke
1st Customer (uncredited)
Max Butterfield
Cheeky Farmer (uncredited)
Loraine Carvana
Servant Girl as Child (uncredited)
Francis De Wolff
Bearded Customer (uncredited)
Richard Golding
3rd Customer (uncredited)
Howard Lang
Irate Farmer (uncredited)
Michael Lewis
Page (uncredited)
Desmond Llewelyn
1st Footman (uncredited)
Alan Page
2nd Customer (uncredited)
Michael Peake
Farmer in Cantina (uncredited)
Stephen Scott
Another Farmer (uncredited)
Frank Sieman
Gardener (uncredited)
Gordon Whiting
2nd Footman (uncredited)
Alister Williamson
Policeman (uncredited)
Fred Wood
Angry Villager (Bottom Left) in Assembled Mob (uncredited)
Did you know?
In an interview, Richard Wordsworth stated that in the original screenplay his beggar character was a werewolf. Hammer told him that the censor had problems with the notion of a werewolf/rapist, so out it went.
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The only werewolf movie made by Hammer Studios.
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Makeup-artist Roy Ashton based his makeup for this film on Jack P. Pierce's makeup for The Wolf Man (1941).
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The first 20 minutes of the movie are narrated by Don Alfredo. But since he did not witness the events depicted, there is no way he could have known what transpired.
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During the opening credits, which features a very tight close-up of the werewolf's eyes, the edges of the contact lenses can be clearly seen.
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Why did they move the setting from Paris to Spain?
It's claimed that the setting was moved from Paris (as in the novel) to Spain for the movie because Hammer had Spanish sets left over from an unmade movie titled "The Inquisitor".
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Curse of the Werewolf can be found here.
What is 'The Curse of the Werewolf' about?
Leon Coledo (Oliver Reed), born on Christmas Day (an unlucky omen) in Spain to a mute mother who was raped by a beggar in prison and died shortly after giving birth, is raised by Don Alfredo Corledo (Clifford Evans) and his housekeeper, the loving and motherly Teresa (Hira Talfrey). One day, when Leon was a lad, he was taken squirrel hunting by watchman Pepe Valiente (Warren Mitchell) and found that he had a taste for warm blood. Thereafter, several goats and other small animals are found with their throats torn out, and a local dog is blamed. However, the love of Don Alfredo and Teresa keeps Leon's wolf nature in check. Now an adult, Leon leaves home and seeks work at the vineyard of Don Fernando Gomez (Ewen Solon) where he falls in love with Don Fernando's daughter Cristina (Catherine Feller), and she with him. However, Cristina is engaged to another and, with little hope of ever being able to act on their love, Leon's wolf nature rises to the surface.
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