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The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  13 March 1942 (USA)
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When Ygor brings the monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the monster's current criminal brain, with a normal brain.

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Ygor resurrects Frankenstein's monster and brings him to the original doctor's son, Ludwig, for help. Ludwig, obsessed with the idea of restoring the monster to full power, is unaware that his various associates all have different ideas about whose brain is to be transplanted into the monster's skull. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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You can't keep a good monster down! See more »

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Frankenstein kehrt wieder  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

Ralph Bellamy had previously played a member of law enforcement who hunts a murderous monster. The first film was The Wolf Man (1941). In both movies Lon Chaney Jr. plays the monster. See more »

Goofs

Ygor seems to have been able to have his teeth fixed since the end of The Son of Frankenstein although he has been sitting by the sulfur pit since the earlier film. See more »

Quotes

Ygor: Better death... than a life like this.
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Referenced in The Colgate Comedy Hour: Episode #1.27 (1951) See more »

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Great Universal Monster Fun!

The story picks up somewhat after Son of Frankenstein...Ygor...still alive somehow and the monster go in search of the second son of Frankenstein to recharge the monster and ultimately put Ygor's brain in the monster's body.. That at least is the plan. This is certainly not the best of the Frankenstein cycle but it is a lot of fun. Bela Lugosi again chews up scenery as the demented crook-neck Ygor...a malevolent and evil persona that has befriended the "innocent" creature, played with depth and great ability by Lon Chaney Jr. In point of fact...Chaney's Monster ranks closely to Karloff's for his ability to give the monster a third dimension so to speak. His scene with the little girl and her ball is a gem. Lionel Atwill is in this as a bad scientist(a familiar role for him) and again he is very winning in his portrayal. Evelyn Ankers is good in the female lead and Cedric Hardwicke is adequate in his role as the Frakenstein progeny, although somewhat lacklustre to be sure. All in all a good Frankenstein film!


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