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20 July 1958 (USA) See more »
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The One...The Only KING OF MONSTERS as the new demon of the atomic age!
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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More Classic Horror on DVD this October
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Boring von Frankenstein See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Boris Karloff ... Baron Victor von Frankenstein
Tom Duggan ... Mike Shaw
Jana Lund ... Carolyn Hayes

Don 'Red' Barry ... Douglas Row (as Donald Barry)
Charlotte Austin ... Judy Stevens
Irwin Berke ... Inspector Raab
Rudolph Anders ... Wilhelm Gottfried
Norbert Schiller ... Shuter
John Dennis ... Morgan Haley
Mike Lane ... Hans Himmler / The Monster
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Kenney ... Assistant Cameraman (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Station Porter (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ... Atomic Reactor Expert (uncredited)
Franz Roehn ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard W. Koch 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard H. Landau  screenplay (as Richard Landau)
Charles A. Moses  story
Aubrey Schenck  story
Mary Shelley  characters (uncredited)
George Worthing Yates  screenplay

Produced by
Aubrey Schenck .... producer
Leon Spielberg .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap  (as Paul A. Dunlap)
 
Cinematography by
Carl E. Guthrie 
 
Film Editing by
John A. Bushelman 
 
Production Design by
Jack T. Collis 
 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Welch 
 
Makeup Department
George Bau .... makeup artist
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Vieira .... assistant director
 
Art Department
George Sweeney .... property master
 
Sound Department
Francis E. Stahl .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William T. Cline .... operative cameraman
Charles Harris .... key grip
Ralph Owen .... electrical supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Leon Spielberg .... post-production coordinator
 
Other crew
Richard Owens .... electrical effects
Mary Yerke .... script supervisor
 

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83 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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The Breen Office ordered a number of changes in the script and the original cut of the film. One change ordered was the sound of the device Dr. Frankenstein uses to dispose of body parts. The original grinding sound was considered too horrific. It was replaced with the sound of a toilet flush which resulted in unintended laughter in audiences. This was believed to be the first time a toilet flush was heard in a motion picture.See more »
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Continuity: The degree of damage to Karloff's disfigured eye changes from scene to scene.See more »
Quotes:
Wilhelm Gottfried:[Pointedly to Dr. Frankenstein] What kind of deals do you have with the director of the morgue?See more »

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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Boring von Frankenstein, 2 July 2011
Author: wes-connors from Earth

In the then future year of 1970, infamous monster-maker Boris Karloff (as Victor von Frankenstein) has fallen on hard times. Crippled and disfigured due to being tortured by Nazis during World War II, Mr. Karloff can no longer afford to maintain his estate. To raise the money needed to buy an atomic reactor (so he can heat the castle), the Baron allows a film crew to move in and shoot some scary movie scenes. As you will quickly see, Karloff is up to the Frankenstein family's old tricks - he intends to bring a Frankenstein monster to life!

...and put you to sleep...

About the only thing here worth noting the opening sequence, with shapely blonde Jana Lund (as Carolyn Hayes) hotly pursued. Other than that, "Frankenstein - 1970" created a turkey.

** Frankenstein - 1970 (7/20/58) Howard W. Koch ~ Boris Karloff, Tom Duggan, Jana Lund, Don 'Red' Barry

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