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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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Director:
Writer:
Curt Siodmak (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
5 March 1943 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Death Fight . . . Between Two Beasts ! See more »
Plot:
After being awakened, Larry Talbot chips Frankenstein's Monster out of a block of ice. When Talbot changes to the Wolf Man, the two creatures battle each other. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (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
 
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:
Originally, Lon Chaney Jr. was to play both the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster, but the producers decided the make-up demands and schedule wouldn't permit this. Late in life Chaney stated in an interview that he did, however, play both monsters in the film. He may well have been referring, correctly, to Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) where he briefly doubled Glenn Strange after Strange broke an ankle throwing a woman through the laboratory skylight near the end of the film. You can actually see Strange stumble but keep upright after the throw.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Despite the early scenes being set in Cardiff and its environs not one character has a South Wales accent.See more »
Quotes:
Maleva:He is not insane. He simply wants to die.See more »
Soundtrack:
Faro-La, Faro-LiSee more »

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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Universal Fun!, 15 May 2001
Author: terrorfan from Bayonne, NJ

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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