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Writer:
Curt Siodmak (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 March 1943 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Death Fight . . . Between Two Beasts ! See more »
Plot:
Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures do battle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not a classic, but a decent sequel. See more (88 total) »

Cast

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Ilona Massey ... Baroness Elsa Frankenstein

Patric Knowles ... Dr. Mannering

Lionel Atwill ... Mayor

Bela Lugosi ... Monster
Maria Ouspenskaya ... Maleva
Dennis Hoey ... Inspector Owen
Don Barclay ... Franzec
Rex Evans ... Vazec

Dwight Frye ... Rudi
Harry Stubbs ... Guno

Lon Chaney Jr. ... The Wolf Man (as Lon Chaney)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Clyde ... Llanwelly Police Sergeant (uncredited)

Jeff Corey ... Crypt Keeper (uncredited)
Sonia Darrin ... Villager at Festival (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Freddy Jolly--Graverobber (uncredited)
Lance Fuller ... Vasarian Villager (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Cardiff Police Constable (uncredited)
Adia Kuznetzoff ... Festival Singer (uncredited)
Doris Lloyd ... Dr. Mannering's Nurse (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Beatrice Roberts ... Varja - Barmaid (uncredited)
Anne G. Sterling ... Gypsy Girl (uncredited)
Tom Stevenson ... Graverobber (uncredited)

Martha Vickers ... Margareta - Vazec's Daughter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roy William Neill 
 
Writing credits
Curt Siodmak (original screenplay)

Produced by
George Waggner .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
George Robinson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edward Curtiss 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Goodman  (as John Goodman)
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
 
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville Shyer .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Martin Obzina .... associate art director
Edward R. Robinson .... associate set decorator (as E.R. Robinson)
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
William R. Fox .... sound technician (as William Fox)
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Eddie Parker .... stunt double: Lon Chaney Jr. (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunt double: Bela Lugosi (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Hans J. Salter .... musical director (as H.J. Salter)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
74 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
In the screenplay, the transplantation of Ygor's brain causes the Monster to become both blind and deaf.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The Wolf Man falls into the ice caverns beneath Frankenstein castle. Larry Talbot awakens the next morning wearing shoes. The Wolf Man doesn't wear shoes.See more »
Quotes:
Maleva:Are you the proprietor?
Vazec:I am. What do you beggars want?
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Not a classic, but a decent sequel., 6 April 2005
Author: Noel (Teknofobe70) from Bromsgrove, England

A year after The Wolf Man became a huge success, Lon Chaney Jr played the part of Frankenstein in the latest sequel "Ghost of Frankenstein". He was excellent in the role, and from that you can clearly see where the inspiration came from to combine the two strands and have these characters meet each other. Incidentally, Chaney also played a vampire later that year in "Son of Dracula", even though he was completely unsuited to the part, but that makes him the only actor to play all three of Universal's main monsters. Oh, and he also played the Mummy in "The Mummy's Tomb".

Anyway, I digress ... here we have Curt Siodmak, writer of The Wolf Man, returning again as screenwriter. All of the ingredients are there for a great sequel. It opens in Larry Talbot's tomb, with two graverobbers breaking in and disturbing his resting place. The moonlight comes through the window and falls on Larry's corpse, waking him from his slumber as the wolf man. He then gets taken to a hospital where he is deemed insane due to his insistence that he's a werewolf, but promptly escapes in search of the gypsy woman from the original film. She takes him to Frankenstein's town in search of his scientific expertise, and there he encounters Frankenstein's monster encased in ice ... my memory is a little hazy, but wasn't he consumed in fire at the end of the last movie? Ah, well.

It should really have been called "The Wolf Man Meets Frankenstein", because Frankenstein here is only a fairly minor character in the story. Lon Chaney Jr delivers another great performance, at least as good as that in the first film if not better. Of course, he does only have to have one mood to convey here -- desperation. Bela Lugosi, much as I love him, is a terrible Frankenstein. He's the wrong size and shape, and he clearly has no respect for the role. Thank god he doesn't appear for that long. Although having said that, it does kind of make sense that he plays the monster, as the brain of his Igor character was placed in Frankenstein's head at the end of the previous movie. Not that they have much continuity other than that.

The script certainly has it's moments, and the atmosphere of the two worlds of the Wolf Man and Frankenstein blend together fairly well, but on the whole this film just doesn't have enough interesting ideas and far too many dull moments. The set pieces are decent enough, but certainly not as striking as those in the earlier Frankenstein movies. Also, there's a fair bit of decidedly wooden acting from certain cast members, but that's to be expected from most of Universal's horror films.

This sequel is entertaining enough, but it's not half as good as it could have been. It's worth watching if you liked the original.

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