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I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 23 November 1957 (USA)
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Professor Frankenstein creates a hulking teenager from the body of an accident victim; his "creation" awakens and goes on a killing spree.



(as Kenneth Langtry), (as Kenneth Langtry)



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Complete credited cast:
Prof. Frankenstein
Dr. Karlton
Bob / Teenage Monster
Sgt. Burns
Sgt. McAffee
Marshall Bradford ...
Dr. Randolph
Claudia Bryar ...
Arlene's Mother
Angela Blake ...
First Victim
Russ Whiteman ...
Dr. Elwood
Charles Seel ...
Mr. Sexton, the jeweler
Man at Crash
Gretchen Thomas ...
Woman in Corridor
Patrick Miller ...
Police Officer (as Pat Miller)
Joy Stoner ...


Professor Frankenstein, a university lecturer with an alligator pit under his house, steals body parts of dead athletes from the wreckage of a crashed airplane. He builds a hunky male monster with a hideously disfigured face, which goes on a killing spree. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Body of a boy! Mind of a monster! Soul of an unearthly thing! See more »


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Release Date:

23 November 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Des filles pour Frankenstein  »

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Sound Mix:

(Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


American International Pictures released this film to many drive-in theaters on a double bill with Blood of Dracula (1957) with the tag line: "Warning! Can You Take It? Fiendish! Frenzied! Frightening! It Will Haunt You For Days Afterwards!" See more »


Margaret uses putty or clay to take an impression of the keyhole of the lock on the lab door. This would not work, as the lock is a Yale type of barrel lock with internal levers. Soft putty would only gum up the internal workings, and when completely dry would be impossible to remove intact. See more »


Frankenstein: Speak. I know you have a civil tongue in your head because I sewed it back myself.
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Referenced in Tremors: Flora or Fauna (2003) See more »

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Teenage Frankenstein!!!
15 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie back in 1957 when I was 8 yrs old.I remember hiding under my bed that night. All I could remember was that horrible looking face of Conway's character after the car crash.These old American Internationl pictures where they used color towards the end of the film for emphasis was another old 50's gimmick.

It's funny when you grow older and watch it again it becomes laughable and you wonder what you were scared about in the 1st place.That's the way our minds mature during our lifetime.I remember always wanting that mask of Conway's for Halloween trick or treating.Was usually paired with "I was a Teenage Werewolf" for Saturday afternoon kids matinées back then....s.m.

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