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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man -- Hollywood's best-known monsters--the resurrected Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.) and Frankenstein's inhuman creation (Bela Lugosi)--collide in a fight for the ages in this chilling horror film.


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Curt Siodmak (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 March 1943 (USA) See more »
A Death Fight . . . Between Two Beasts ! See more »
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 » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Ilona Massey ... Baroness Elsa Frankenstein

Patric Knowles ... Dr. Mannering

Lionel Atwill ... Mayor

Bela Lugosi ... The Frankenstein 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:
George Calliga ... Townsman (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Llanwelly Police Sergeant (uncredited)

Jeff Corey ... Crypt Keeper (uncredited)
Sonia Darrin ... Villager at Festival (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti ... Freddy Jolly--Graverobber (uncredited)
George Ford ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lance Fuller ... Vasarian Villager (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ... Male Nurse (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)
Cosmo Sardo ... Townsman (uncredited)
Anne G. Sterling ... Gypsy Girl (uncredited)
Tom Stevenson ... Graverobber (uncredited)

Martha Vickers ... Margareta - Vazec's Daughter (uncredited)

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
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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74 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

This is the first Frankenstein movie to not feature a "Dr. Frankenstein." Lawrence Talbot seeks Dr. Frankenstein for help, but never does meet him. However, there is another "Frankenstein": Ilona Massey's Baroness Elsa Frankenstein, possibly named after Elsa Lanchester who played both Mrs. Shelley and the Female Monster in Bride of Frankenstein (1935). According to the opening scene of the same "Bride" movie, the Monster's name is also Frankenstein within this film continuity, regardless of what it says "in the book."See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: After Larry Talbot frees Frankenstein's monster from the ice, he asks the monster where Dr. Frankenstein's journal is as they walk into the remains of the castle, but his mouth does not move.See more »
Maleva:He is not insane. He simply wants to die.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Van Helsing (2004)See more »
Faro-La, Faro-LiSee more »


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27 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Universal Smackdown, 8 February 2005
Author: simeon_flake

One must pity the Wolf Man. Marked not only with the pentagram, but marked to never have a sequel that was all his own. A real shame, considering that even the likes of the Mummy got 'four' sequels. Universal begins their monster-mash rallies of the 1940s here, as Wolfie must share his sandbox with the "undying monster" & the two get along well for the most part, but eventually, even the best of friends will have their disputes....

The film begins on a very high note, with one of the most chilling and atmospheric openings in any horror movie. The potential was certainly here for a great 'Wolf Man' sequel that could've surpassed the original. Too bad the monster has to rear his ugly, stitched up head.

Speaking of that monster, "Poor Bela" always get the blame dumped on him for why this film had to be chopped up in post-production, the story always being that the monster with his voice was simply too "Hungarian funny", yet this film was produced by the same Universal that a year earlier made "Ghost of Frankenstein" which featured the monster with Bela's voice. It didn't bother anyone then, so what was the problem now? There has to be more to the story than "it was all Lugosi's fault". Would it be considered out of the realm of possibility to speculate that perhaps the great Curt Siodmak (the screenwriter) wrote some seriously crappy dialogue for the creature to recite that would've produced titters no matter who spoke it?

Also marring the proceedings a bit is some shaky continuity in regards to the monster's portion of the story if you're familiar with the previous 'Ghost' movie. How is it, that there's suddenly a Frankenstein castle in Vasaria (or is it Vi·Saria), when in the previous film, the villagers in the town called "Frankenstein" blew it up. And there are many instances where the screenwriter doesn't seem to know the difference between Ludwig Frankenstein & his father Henry who made the monster, as Talbot, the villagers, even Baroness Frankenstein speak as if Ludwig actually created the monster.

And yet, in spite of its inconsistencies (not to mention the heavy editing done to it), the whole of 'FMTWM' still turns out very good, and the ending clash of the monsters is very entertaining. While Frankenstein fans may be disappointed, this picture definitely works as a great 'Wolf Man' sequel & one of the top Universal romps from the 1940s. After this picture, Dracula and a few other fiends would get invited to the monster party.


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