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Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 20 July 1958 (USA)
Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.

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Tom Duggan ...
Mike Shaw
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Carolyn Hayes
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Douglas Row (as Donald Barry)
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Judy Stevens
Irwin Berke ...
Inspector Raab
Rudolph Anders ...
Wilhelm Gottfried
Norbert Schiller ...
Shuter
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Morgan Haley
Mike Lane ...
Hans Himmler / The Monster
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Storyline

Baron Victor Von Frankenstein has fallen on hard times; he was tortured at the hands of the Nazis for not cooperating with them during World War II and he is now badly disfigured. As his family's wealth begins to run out, the Baron is forced to allow a TV crew shooting a documentary on his monster-making ancestors to film at his castle in Germany. However, the Baron has some ideas of his own: using the money from the crew's rent he buys an atomic reactor and uses it to create a hulking monster, transplanting his butler's brain into the thing and using it to kill off the crew for more spare parts. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The One...The Only KING OF MONSTERS as the new demon of the atomic age!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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20 July 1958 (USA)  »

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Frankenstein 1960  »

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$110,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original pitch for this production referred to it as "Frankenstein's Castle." See more »

Goofs

After the examining the eyes of a victim, the Baron declares that he possesses the rare "Type A" blood--he should have been more specific; Type A+ is very common type A-, much less so. See more »

Quotes

Baron Victor von Frankenstein: Shuter, yours is not the brain that I would have chosen, but at least you are obedient.
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A little better than you've heard
14 September 1999 | by (shooting a movie on location) – See all my reviews

I have a little fondness for this movie. It was on TV quite often when I was a little skippy. It was always on The Ghoul who was a horror host in the Detroit area. Most of the time we were watching to see him but the movies weren't always bad. This one was a little above the rest.

To finance his experiments the last of the Frankensteins (Karloff) allows a film crew to shoot a movie/TV show on the grounds of his estate. Of course the Doc is building a creature down in his secret laboratory. Not only does Frankenstein need cash, he needs a few spare parts for his project as well. The film crew and servants provide him with these - unwillingly of course.

The film crew is really annoying. Seeing them getting bumped off by the bandage-swathed monster is quite fun. Many have complained that Karloff was hamming it up. I disagree as he was dealing with a one-dimensional character.

The ending is kind of predictable. But there are worse ways to spend your time than watching this.


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