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Release Date:
20 July 1958 (USA) See more »
The One...The Only KING OF MONSTERS as the new demon of the atomic age!
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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  (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
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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This film was originally going to be entitled "Frankenstein 1960" but it didn't sound futuristic enough. It was also thought to be too far-fetched that an independent researcher could obtain his own atomic reactor in 1960.See more »
Continuity: The degree of damage to Karloff's disfigured eye changes from scene to scene.See more »
Judy Stevens:I put the toast in the oven.
Judy Stevens:[Condescendingly and sarcastically] Didn't that take an awful lot of courage, darling? After all, you never know who you'll find dead in an oven!
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A little better than you've heard, 14 September 1999
Author: evilskip from shooting a movie on location

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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