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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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Entertaining sequel to 'Ghost of Frankenstein' and 'The Wolf Man'... See more (110 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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:
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)
Spec O'Donnell ... Villager in Tavern (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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Additional Details

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:
This film marks the first time that two of Universal Studio's classic monsters appear on screen together.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Freddy Jolly - Graverobber:[reading from a headstone] 'Lawrence Stewart Talbot, who died at the youthful age of thirty one. R.I.P.' That's it. Give me the chisel.
Graverobber:Suppose they didn't bury him with the money on him.
Freddy Jolly - Graverobber:Everybody in the village knows about it - his gold watch and ring and money in his pockets.
Graverobber:It's a sin to bury good money when it could help people.
[both chuckle]
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Faro-La, Faro-LiSee more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining sequel to 'Ghost of Frankenstein' and 'The Wolf Man'..., 21 May 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

From the very opening scene in a graveyard to the final battle between two of Universal's most famous monsters, 'Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man' delivers the goods. The sets are impressive, lit in authentic film noir style from graveyard to castle, with a cheerfully lit celebration scene in the village square providing the only lighter moments.

Story has Chaney hunting down Frankenstein's diary to rid himself of the werewolf curse. Along the way the plot includes Maria Ouspenskaya, Lionel Atwill, Ilona Massey and Patric Knowles, all of whom contribute workmanlike performances. This time the creature found in the frozen ice is played by Bela Lugosi--and while certainly not up to Karloff's interpretation, despite previous comments from other viewers, he does all right in the role. It doesn't matter that much anyhow because the most important character in this film is Lon Chaney as The Wolfman and it is about him that the plot really revolves.

Chaney is at his best portraying the pathetic Wolfman character within the confines of a well-written script and surrounded with an excellent cast. He creates sympathy for his Lawrence Talbot character the moment he enlists the aid of Patric Knowles to find Dr. Frankenstein's diary.

In my article on LON CHANEY soon to be published in Classic Images, I quote Variety as saying that the film does "a good job of fantastic writing to weave the necessary thriller ingredients into the piece and finally brings the two legendary characters together for a battle climax."

The picture was such a hit that Chaney hoped the studio would use him their upcoming technicolor version of "The Phantom of the Opera" but such was not to be and Claude Rains got that plum role.

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