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I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Prof. Frankenstein
Phyllis Coates ...
Margaret
Robert Burton ...
Dr. Karlton
Gary Conway ...
Bob / Teenage Monster
George Lynn ...
Sgt. Burns
John Cliff ...
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
Paul Keast ...
Man at Crash
Gretchen Thomas ...
Woman in Corridor
Patrick Miller ...
Police Officer (as Pat Miller)
Joy Stoner ...
Arlene
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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>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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23 November 1957 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Frankenstein: Speak. I know you have a civil tongue in your head because I sewed it back myself.
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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Baron Frankenstein (1996) See more »

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I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957) **1/2
19 October 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This companion piece to I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF is somewhat fun, even if it's largely for all the wrong reasons! As another "modern" descendant of the Frankenstein family, Whit Bissell takes the body of a hideously disfigured teen from a car wreck and assembles a muscular young man with a head that looks like it passed through a garbage disposal. Though Bissell's doctor is supposed to be from England, he's the main attraction of the show by providing many unintentional laughs while speaking in his all-American accent. The serious conviction with which he recites some of the most ridiculous lines ever written for a monster movie will keep you in stitches (here's a taste: "Speak! You have a civil tongue in your head. I know, because I sewed it back myself!"). Phyllis Coates (Lois Lane from TV's ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN) plays his snooping fiancé with a bad habit of putting her nose where it doesn't belong.

Not as remarkable as TEENAGE WEREWOLF, with a tendency to feel kind of claustrophobic in its indoor environment. But the immortal monster makeup is above the low budget standard and this is still worth watching for fans of cheesy fifties monster movies. Perhaps owing to Hammer's CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, we also get to see dismembered body parts, which was uncommon back in the day.


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