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Director:
Writers:
Scott Darling (screenplay)
Eric Taylor (original story)
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Release Date:
13 March 1942 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Stark Terror! Added Thrills! in a Spine-Tingling Experience ! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... The Monster (as Lon Chaney)

Cedric Hardwicke ... Ludwig Frankenstein (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)

Ralph Bellamy ... Erik Ernst

Lionel Atwill ... Doctor Theodore Bohmer

Bela Lugosi ... Ygor
Evelyn Ankers ... Elsa Frankenstein
Janet Ann Gallow ... Cloestine Hussman
Barton Yarborough ... Dr. Kettering
Doris Lloyd ... Martha
Leyland Hodgson ... Chief Constable
Olaf Hytten ... Hussman
Holmes Herbert ... Magistrate
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Alexander ... Villager (uncredited)
Lionel Belmore ... Councillor (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Villager (uncredited)

Colin Clive ... Dr. Henry Frankenstein (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Frone (uncredited)
Jack Curtis ... Actor (uncredited)
George Eldredge ... Constable (uncredited)

Dwight Frye ... Villager (uncredited)
Lawrence Grant ... Mayor (uncredited)
Otto Hoffman ... Villager (uncredited)
Brandon Hurst ... Hans (uncredited)
Michael Mark ... Councillor (uncredited)
Jimmy Phillips ... Indian (uncredited)

William Smith ... Village Boy (uncredited)
Ernie Stanton ... Constable (uncredited)
Julius Tannen ... Sektal (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Villager at Hearing (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Village Mother of Hungry Children (uncredited)
Janet Warren ... Goose Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Erle C. Kenton 
 
Writing credits
Scott Darling (screenplay) (as W. Scott Darling)

Eric Taylor (original story)

Produced by
George Waggner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter  (as H.J. Salter)
 
Cinematography by
Elwood Bredell  (as Woody Bredell)
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent  (as Ted Kent)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Otterson 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist
Ellis Burman .... makeup department technician (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Harold H. MacArthur .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Charles Carroll .... sound technician
 
Special Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Charles Maxwell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
67 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Brazil:Livre | Finland:K-11 (2004) | Finland:(Banned) (1948) | Germany:12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Sweden:7 (re-rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #8125)

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Trivia:
Chaney would play the Monster a number of times later: footage from this film appears as stock shots in House of Dracula (1945); he doubled Glenn Strange for three shots in Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) when Strange twisted his ankle; he played the role in a half-hour version of "Frankenstein" on TV's "Tales of Tomorrow" (1951); and he appeared (masked) in two comedy sketches with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello on a 1952 "The Colgate Comedy Hour" (1950) show.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The dramatic shadow cast by the monster's hand when first discovered by Ygor in the sulfur pit comes from a light source completely at odds with the overhead light shining down into the sulfur pit in which we see the monster encased.See more »
Quotes:
Ygor:Better death... than a life like this.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
the second son of Frankenstein, 4 September 2006
Author: vampi1960 from United States

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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