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Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)

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

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

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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)  »

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She Monster of the Night  »

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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

Oliver Frank aka Frankenstein: You've always treated me as a monster, Trudy. Now you're going to be one.
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Daddy-Bird
by Page Cavanaugh and Jack Smalley
Sung by Harold Lloyd Jr. (uncredited)
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So much fun it's scary!
20 March 2002 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

For many years people derided this film as the worst Frankenstein movie ever made. Of course that was before things like FRANKENSTEIN '80 or FRANKENSTEIN'S CASTLE OF FREAKS came along. I grew up watching this film on "Chiller Theatre" and now I have a beautiful sepia tinted print on video so it is indeed a pleasure of mine, and not a guilty one either. I like this film and I am not ashamed to admit it, so there! What a cast, Felix Locher, real life father of actor Jon Hall, as a dedicated but misguided scientist; Donald Murphy as yet another "last of the Frankenstein's" (the third one the movies offered us in the space of a single year!); Harold Lloyd Jr as the comedy relief, Sandra Knight (future Mrs. Jack Nicholson) as both the girl in distress AND the fill-in monster; and last but not least John Ashley as the hero. Two men played the title monster: mostly he (she?, it?) was played by Harry Wilson, former stunt double for Wallace Beery (you can see Mr. Wilson briefly in THEM! in the hospital scene. He is in the bed next to the one occupied by Olin Howland) and for the scene where the Monster is on fire stuntman George Barrows takes over. Ms. Knight is memorable as the crusty faced, bug eyed monster who dominates the first half of the movie. If she had just gone on one date with Mr. Murphy perhaps he would not have experimented on her; but of course the plot had to advance. It's the title monster that gets me. An ostensibly male body with the severely mutilated head of a female hit-and-run victim grafted on; talk about gender confusion! Mr. Murphy gets a classic bit of male chauvinism when he declares "The brain of a female is conditioned to a man's world, therefore it takes orders." Wanna bet? The first thing the monster does after it wakes up is wander out on its own and kill someone! It is polite enough to knock when it returns home at least. You have to love the party scene. Harold Lloyd Jr (backed by Paige Cavanaugh and his Trio, a jazz combo trying to ease into rock and roll) sings "Special Date" and "Daddy Bird" and nearly steals the second half of the movie. Oh, and for your trivia folder, that burned face makeup on Mr.Murphy that was immortalised in the opening credits of "Chiller Theatre" was accomplished in less than 5 minutes thanks to some clear gel, lens paper, and chocolate syrup. Director Richard Cunha made other features, but I do believe this is his best.


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