Edit
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

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.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When the monster is being recharged in Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory by Dr. Mannering, he is mouthing the words, "Thank you, Dr. Mannering!" but all the monster's audio was edited out.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Continuity 

The Wolf Man falls into the ice caverns beneath Frankenstein castle. Larry Talbot awakens the next morning wearing shoes, which The Wolf Man didn't have on.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
During Larry Talbot's first transformation into the Wolf Man, he goes from wearing light-colored night clothes to a dark shirt and pants. When he awakens the next morning, he's back wearing the pajamas.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In the long shot of Frankenstein's monster carrying Elsa up the stairs, her long flowing gown hangs down to his feet; to avoid stepping on it, he clearly has to take wide strides up the steps. Then there is a cut to the monster as he reaches the top of the stairs, and here Elsa's gown is completely wrapped around her body.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When the monsters are wrestling on the floor, a book falls off one of the machines behind them. In a later scene of the fight, the book is back on the machine.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Errors in geography 

Despite the early scenes being set in Cardiff and its environs not one character has a South Wales accent.

Factual errors 

When the moon rises to transform Talbot in the hospital, moonlight is shown moving across the floor then up the wall to his bed. A rising moon would cast its light first on the wall, then move down the wall to the floor as the moon rose above the horizon.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The monster, despite some popular misconceptions, IS named 'Frankenstein' in this series, as confirmed in the prologue of The Bride of Frankenstein. 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.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Revealing mistakes 

When the monster drops Elsa to the floor, after being tackled by the Wolf Man, it is very obvious that it was not Elsa, but a life size, lightweight, doll.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In the final fight scene, just as the Wolf Man makes his final jump, his left shirt sleeve pulls up, and you can see Lon Chaney Jr.'s arm, which has no make up on it.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
During the fight the Frankenstein monster throws a heavy electrical box with the Wolf Man standing on it. The strings used to move the box can clearly be seen.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
After Frankenstein's Monster drops the Baroness and starts to fight with the Wolf Man, the two take a tumble down the stairs. They bump into a piece of the wall near the bottom of the stairs, which can be seen to actually be made of rubber.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Plot holes 

After Lawrence Talbot and Maleva are told to leave Vasaria, Maleva is arrested when the townspeople are hunting for the wolf that killed the innkeeper's daughter. A few scenes later, Talbot is back in town at a public celebration socializing with the mayor and others. The townspeople do not seem to take much notice that the strange man from earlier is back and make no attempt to arrest him. Also, somewhere between his encounter with the monster and this point in the story, Talbot acquires a suit. It is never explained where or how he got this suit, though the film script stated that Talbot found some of Dr. Frankenstein's clothing and money in the ruins of the sanitarium.

See also

Trivia | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page