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A handsome young man tells the story of his escape from a female vampire in Eastern Europe.


Simon Langton


Robert Muller


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Episode complete credited cast:
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... Walter Von Lamont
David Robb ... Philip Hambleton
Ania Marson ... Dorabella
John Justin ... Dorabella's Father
Esmond Knight ... Sir Charles
Jonathan Hyde ... Amadeus
Nicholas McArdle ... Landlord
Sara Mason Sara Mason ... The Young Girl
Sheila Gill Sheila Gill ... The Young Girl's Mother
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... The Young Girl's Father
Katy Allan Katy Allan ... Serving Wench
Maggy Maxwell Maggy Maxwell ... Old Crone


A handsome young man tells the story of his escape from a female vampire in Eastern Europe.

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6 August 1977 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Television acting debut of Jonathan Hyde. See more »

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Macabre Little Tale from the Golden Age of Video-Taped Television
27 October 2014 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

Written by ex-theater critic and writer Robert Muller, DORABELLA tells a nasty little of two young men (David Robb, Jeremy Clyde), who end up taking a journey with the eponymous heroine (Ania Marson). One of them, Walter (Clyde) falls in love with her; the other, Philip (Robb) feels that something wrong but cannot apparently intervene. After a series of increasingly frightening stops along the way, the three of them arrive at Dorabella's house and Philip eventually discovers her true identity; both she and her father (John Justin) have an insatiable desire for new victims.

Made at a time when most dramas were shot on videotape with filmed inserts, Simon Langton's production achieves much of its effect through adept camera-work; abrupt intercuts of close-ups of the characters' faces, sweeping pans of historically accurate interiors; and (best of all) shots where the camera swoops down from on high to ground level, following Philip's descent down the stairs leading to Dorabella's dining-room. The make-up effects are especially good, especially the use of whitened eyes in a close-up of Dorabella's father, denoting his other-worldly status.

By modern standards, "Dorabella" might seem rather slow in terms of pace, but there are compensations - Muller's literate and tightly structured script, a memorable performance from Clyde, whose transformation from well-to-do young man to mental and physical wreck is definitely worth watching; and a nice twist at the end, as Philip - who has been telling the story to an assembled company of elderly gentlemen headed by Sir Charles (Esmond Knight) reveals his true identity. Definitely worth a look.

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