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Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)

Approved | | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi | 15 December 1958 (USA)
Dr. Frankenstein's insane grandson attempts to create horrible monsters in modern day L.A.

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(as Richard Cunha)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Ashley ...
Johnny Bruder
Sandra Knight ...
Donald Murphy ...
Sally Todd ...
Suzie Lawler
Harold Lloyd Jr. ...
Don
Felix Locher ...
Prof. Carter Morton
Wolfe Barzell ...
Elsu
John Zaremba ...
Police Lt. Boyle
Robert Dix ...
Police Det. Bill Dillon
Harry Wilson ...
Voltaire Perkins ...
Mr. Rockwell, Chemist
Charlotte Portney ...
Frightened Housewife
Bill Coontz ...
First Victim - Warehouseman
George Barrows ...
Mack
Page Cavanaugh ...
Page Cavanaugh
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Storyline

Dr. Frankenstein's insane grandson attempts to create horrible monsters in modern day L.A.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It reaches from the grave to re-live the horror, the terror! More destructive! More terrifying!


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15 December 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

She Monster of the Night  »

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$60,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Richard E. Cunha recently recalled that, upon seeing the make-up for the title creature just before filming, he was so disappointed he left the set and broke down in tears. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Sandra Knight as Trudy Morton opens the door and faints because she is frightened by the monster, she falls to the floor. After she is supposedly unconscious she very obviously lifts her arm and places it on her hip. Then once the camera moves off her and returns she is in a completely different position than she was previously (she was originally on her left side with her back to the camera, and she's now shown on her back)! See more »

Quotes

Elsu: Your father and grandfather never used a female brain.
Oliver Frank aka Frankenstein: No. The way the female's brain is conditioned to a man's world. Therefore it takes orders where the other one's didn't.
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Soundtracks

Daddy-Bird
by Page Cavanaugh and Jack Smalley
Sung by Harold Lloyd Jr. (uncredited)
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One of the best cheap monster/sci-fi flicks
10 April 2001 | by (Minneapolis, MN) – See all my reviews

This movie and MISSILE TO THE MOON were the pinnacle of achievement in Richard Cunha's short life as a film director, although SHE DEMONS GETS honorable mention also. Donald Murphy is excellent as the descendant of Frankenstein and cheap movie regular John Ashley does his best Ricky Nelson imitation as the boyfriend of the girl Frankenstein experiments on. Despite a large smear of lipstick on its face, the final creature still looks like a big burly man in a costume. Sandra Knight's transformation into the monster-in-a-swimsuit is actually a bit scary with its huge unblinking eyes and big fangs as it approaches the camera in one scene. But watch out for her hilariously inept fainting scene.


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