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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)

 -  Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  5 March 1943 (USA)
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Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures do battle.

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Larry Talbot finds himself in an asylum, recovering from an operation performed by the kindly Dr. Mannering. Inspector Owen finds him there, too, wanting to question him about a recent spate of murders. Talbot escapes and finds Maleva, the old gypsy woman who knows his secret: when the moon is full, he changes to a werewolf. She travels with him to locate the one man who can help him to die - Dr. Frankenstein. The brilliant doctor proves to be dead himself, but they do find Frankenstein's daughter. Talbot begs her for her father's papers containing the secrets of life and death. She doesn't have them, so he goes to the ruins of the Frankenstein castle to find them himself. There he finds the Monster, whom he chips out of a block of ice. Dr. Mannering catches up with him only to become tempted to monomania while using Frankenstein's old equipment. Written by J. Spurlin

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Trivia

The dog (Bruno) in the film is a German Shepherd named Moose, who Lon adapted from the Universal Lot just after Moose's earlier appearance as the 4 legged werewolf that attacks Lawrence in The Wolf Man (1941). See more »

Goofs

After Lawrence Talbot and Maleva are told to leave Vasaria, Maleva is arrested when the townspeople are hunting for the wolf that killed the innkeeper's daughter. A few scenes later, Talbot is back in town at a public celebration socializing with the mayor and others. The townspeople do not seem to take much notice that the strange man from earlier is back and make no attempt to arrest him. Also, somewhere between his encounter with the monster and this point in the story, Talbot acquires a suit. It is never explained where or how he got this suit, though the film script stated that Talbot found some of Dr. Frankenstein's clothing and money in the ruins of the sanitarium. See more »

Quotes

Maleva: Are you the proprietor?
Vazec: I am. What do you beggars want?
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Crazy Credits

A scientist's hand is shown pouring a chemical into a flask, which bubbles over in vapor that coalesces into the film's title and cast names. See more »


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Faro-La, Faro-Li
by Curt Siodmak and Hans J. Salter
Sung by Adia Kuznetzoff
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Universal Fun!
15 May 2001 | by (Bayonne, NJ) – See all my reviews

Though not nearly up to the standards and fun level of "Ghost Of Frankenstein", this neat little Universal gem has it's heart in the right place! Wonderful opening sequence in the graveyard, plenty of atmosphere, typically gorgeous Universal studio sets and it's famous monsters! What more can you ask for? Chaney is superb as the tormented Larry Talbot but Bela leaves quite a bit to be desired as the monster. Universal would have been better off using Glen Strange one film earlier instead of waiting for 1944's "House Of Frankenstein". All in all, a fun film that staggers a bit after a rip-roaring start!


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