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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 » | Add synopsis »
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Entertaining sequel to 'Ghost of Frankenstein' and 'The Wolf Man'... See more (98 total) »


  (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?

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 »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: The monster, despite some popular misconceptions, IS named 'Frankenstein' in this series, as confirmed in the prologue of Bride of Frankenstein (1935). Although sticklers insist that Frankenstein is the name of the man who made the monster and not the monster himself, that only applies to the Mary Shelley novel. This film series deviates freely from the novel's plot and introduces many new characters and situations, including this one.See more »
Lawrence Talbot:Why have you followed me?
Dr. Frank Mannering:Talbot, you're a murderer.
Lawrence Talbot:Prove it.
Dr. Frank Mannering:You're insane at times and you know it. You're sane enough now though to know what you're doing. Why don't you let me take care of you?
Lawrence Talbot:You think it would do any good to put me in a lunatic asylum?
Dr. Frank Mannering:You know that's where you belong. It's the only thing to do.
Lawrence Talbot:Oh that wouldn't do any good. I'd only escape again sooner or later.
Dr. Frank Mannering:We might be able to cure you. It might prevent you...
Lawrence Talbot:I only want to die. That's why I'm here. If I ever find peace I'll find it here.
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12 out of 15 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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