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Release Date:
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!
Plot:
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
 (From Dread Central. 18 June 2009, 10:15 AM, PDT)

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Taken for what it is, this B-Grade 50's horror schlock-fest ain't too bad! 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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2.35 : 1 See more »
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: The degree of damage to Karloff's disfigured eye changes from scene to scene.See more »
Quotes:
Baron Victor von Frankenstein:[to Mike Shaw] This castle is filled with rare, old treasures.
[Putting his hand on his shoulder in a condescending fashion]
Baron Victor von Frankenstein:Feel free to browse, my friend.
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Taken for what it is, this B-Grade 50's horror schlock-fest ain't too bad!, 17 June 2002
Author: uds3 from Longmont, Colorado

Nostalgic for me in many ways. I managed to sneak into the theater in my home-town in '58 (it was an "X" certificate then) to watch it. Karloff was an old "relic" even then!!! I remember thinking just how futuristic 1970 seemed. Believe it or not, people were talking planetary COLONISATION by the 70's, back in those days. (Actually, what the hell HAS happened the last three decades?)

Anyway back to the plot - there ISN'T one! Karloff shambles around his old shadowy and fog-machine driven castle occasionally doing the Dr Phibes bit on his organ. The monster is a cack-fest and everyone should be having a good time.

Ok Ok, sad in a way to see Karloff basically sending up his own classic role, but hey its STILL Boris Karloff!

In MY mind though, I still see a 13 year old boy staring up in wonder at a big screen with an evil monster on the loose. It was fun, it was THEN......best tribute you can pay it now is to just enjoy it for what it is/was.

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