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 overview, first billed only:
Larry Talbot (as Lon Chaney)
Anne Gwynne ...
Carl Hussman
George Zucco ...
Sig Ruman ...
Burgomaster Hussman
William Edmunds ...
Charles Miller ...
Philip Van Zandt ...
Julius Tannen ...
Hans Herbert ...


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 <>

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although this film boasts three monsters, the Dracula scenes are completely separate from the Frankenstein and Wolf Man scenes. A true meeting of all three monsters would have to wait until House of Dracula (1945). See more »


When Ilonka loads a pistol with a silver bullet, she loads the bullet, then the wadding. It should be the other way around, which she should know since she knows how to make a bullet from scratch. See more »


Daniel: Could Frankenstein have made me like other men?
Dr. Gustav Niemann: He gave life to a body that he made from parts of other bodies that had died. Yes, Daniel, he could have made you like other men.
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Gypsy Tantrums
Music by 'Max Rapp' and Milton Rosen
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House of Frankenstein was the first of the monster free for alls with all three Universal monster legends, the Frankenstein monster, the wolfman, and Dracula. It is not the most coherent story around, but you won't care because the film has a brisk pace, imaginative scenes, creative sets, and some first-rate acting. Boris Karloff plays a doctor in the Dr. Frankenstein tradition trying to resurrect the Monster and appease the wolfman by finding him a path to death. He is the epitome of evil and has no moral compass whatsoever. Karloff does a fine job in his role, and Lon Chaney, as ever saddened at his lunar plight, does a wonderful job again as Larry Talbot(his third time in the role). Glenn Strange plays the monster..and plays him well although really has little to do in the film till the last five minutes. Dracula is played by John Carradine. The shining stars of the cast, however, are J. Carroll Naish playing a poor murdering hunchback with low self-esteem, and the bubbly and beautiful Elena Verdugo as a gypsy girl. Naish gives a very poignant portrayal. Look for cameos by Lionel Atwill and George Zucco(wish his part had been larger). House of Frankenstein is a great film in the Universal tradition of its monsters and mayhem. One of its other outstanding virtues is its famous score.

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