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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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The Monster (as Lon Chaney)
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Ludwig Frankenstein (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Evelyn Ankers ...
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Barton Yarborough ...
Doris Lloyd ...
Leyland Hodgson ...
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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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Frankenstein kehrt wieder  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

The miniature of the burning castle shown at the climax of The Ghost of Frankenstein is identical to the miniature of the burning mansion shown at the climax of Night Monster. See more »

Goofs

When the monster appears outside Elsa's window, it casts a nearly full-body shadow on the library wall, with one arm fully visible, but in the close-ups of the monster the arm in question is obscured behind the window frame. Later in the same sequence, Ygor pops up over the monster's shoulder, yet the shadow cast seconds later shows only the monster. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein: Does he understand?
Ygor: Oh yes.
Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein: Is he willing
Ygor: Can't you see? He is the first time happy in his life
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Followed by House of Frankenstein (1944) See more »

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the second son of Frankenstein
4 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ghost of Frankenstein takes place after 1939's son of Frankenstein. this time the second son of Frankenstein(sir Cedric hardwicke)who is a mental health physician picks up where his brother left off.the monster(Lon Chaney Jr)and ygor(Bela Lugosi)seek him out for help.but the good doctors assistant(Lionel atwill)has other ideas.the beautiful Evelyn ankers plays Dr Frankenstein's daughter.Ralph Bellamy as her boyfriend. i would call this the weakest in the series but still very enjoyable. i actually love the whole universal Frankenstein series,after this there was 4 more;Frankenstein meets the wolfman(43)house of Frankenstein (44)house of dracula(45)and the comedy classic Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein(47)anyway i give ghost of Frankenstein 8 out of 10.a good universal b movie with a great cast.


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