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House of Frankenstein (1944)

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An evil scientist and a hunchback escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

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Cast

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Larry Talbot (as Lon Chaney)
J. Carrol Naish ...
Daniel
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Dracula / Baron Latos
Anne Gwynne ...
Peter Coe ...
Carl Hussman
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George Zucco ...
Elena Verdugo ...
Ilonka
Sig Ruman ...
Burgomaster Hussman
William Edmunds ...
Charles Miller ...
Toberman
Philip Van Zandt ...
Julius Tannen ...
Hertz
Hans Herbert ...
Meier
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Storyline

After escaping from an asylum the mad Dr. Niemann and his hunch back assistant revive Count Dracula, the Wolf Man and the Frankenstein monster in order to extract revenge upon their many enemies. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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dracula | monster | hunchback | prison | brain | See more »

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A CHAMBER OF Horror! See more »

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Approved | See all certifications »

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1 December 1944 (USA)  »

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Chamber of Horrors  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally Kharis the mummy, another Universal "classic monster", was to be in the movie but was removed because of budget restrictions. See more »

Goofs

As Lampini's wagon approaches the gypsy camp, the background behind Daniel still moves even after we see that the carriage has stopped. See more »

Quotes

Daniel: Master.
Dr. Gustav Niemann: Yes?
Daniel: Now that I have helped you with Strauss and Ullman, will you give Talbot's body to me?
Dr. Gustav Niemann: What?
Daniel: He's big. He's strong.
Dr. Gustav Niemann: Talbot's body is the perfect place for the monster's brain that I will add to and subtract from in my experiments.
Daniel: Master, you made me a promise.
Dr. Gustav Niemann: No! You think I'd wreck the work of a lifetime because you're in love with a, a Gypsy girl?
Daniel: I've killed four men for you!
Dr. Gustav Niemann: Do as I say or I'll never help you.
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Connections

Follows Dracula's Daughter (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Gypsy Tantrums
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Music by 'Max Rapp' and Milton Rosen
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Karloff does a great job in this enjoyable horror film...
21 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Boris Karloff has a fine time playing the evil Dr. Niemann who escapes from prison with his hunchback assistant (J. Carrol Naish) and seeks revenge on those who sent him there. The plot involves three of the Universal monsters--Dracula (John Carradine), Frankenstein monster (Glenn Strange) and the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr.)

It's all done in the usual atmospheric style with some impressive sets and photography. Good support from Anne Gwynne, Elena Verdugo and Lionel Atwill. Verdugo is a gypsy girl loved by the hunchback assistant, Naish, who plays his role extremely well. She, in turn, has a yen for the self-pitying Wolf Man.

Despite the presence of three monsters, it is Boris Karloff who dominates the film from the start. As soon as he overtakes the director of a traveling chamber of horrors, the film gets off to a brisk start and never fails to entertain. A good entry in the horror cycle.


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