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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Johnny Bruder
Sandra Knight ...
Donald Murphy ...
Oliver Frank / Frankenstein
Sally Todd ...
Suzie Lawler
Harold Lloyd Jr. ...
Don
Felix Locher ...
Prof. Carter Morton
Wolfe Barzell ...
Elsu
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Police Lt. Boyle
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Police Det. Bill Dillon
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Voltaire Perkins ...
Mr. Rockwell - Chemist
Charlotte Portney ...
Frightened Housewife
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First Victim - Warehouseman
George Barrows ...
Mack
Page Cavanaugh ...
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)  »

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

This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. 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

Oliver Frank aka Frankenstein: You've always treated me as a monster, Trudy. Now you're going to be one.
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Soundtracks

Daddy-Bird
by Page Cavanaugh and Jack Smalley
Sung by Harold Lloyd Jr. (uncredited)
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The Movie That Almost Killed Me
15 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the movie that almost killed me. Watching it many years ago, at NYC's Thalia Theatre, as part of an amazing double feature with "The Monster From Green Hell," I laughed so uproariously that I really thought I was going to rupture my spleen. It has been my favorite "bad movie" ever since, and I love it to this day, for many reasons. First of all, we have to wait a mere 20 seconds or so before we see one of the film's two impressive monsters. That first one is Trudy, who, when we first see her, is an ugly, bucktoothed, bushy-browed horror in a nightgown. Come morning, Trudy is as pretty as can be, but retains memories of the previous night. Could all this have something to do with the presence of her uncle's research assistant, Otto Frank (nee Frankenstein), in the house? What would you think? As it turns out, ol' Otto, the grandson of the original good Dr., is using Uncle Carter's lab for some projects of his own. The creature he ultimately creates looks like a wrinkled mass of toadstools, while the monster's female brain "is conditioned to a man's world; therefore takes orders where [19th century ones] didn't." (This line always brings the house down in theatres!) Fifties stalwart John Ashley provides his usual sturdy support to the befuddled Trudy, director Richard Cunha remarkably brings in his fourth awesome film of 1958 ("She Demons," "Giant From the Unknown" and "Missile to the Moon" being the others), and the Page Cavanaugh Trio performs two swinging rock 'n' roll numbers. Indeed, the song with the refrain "Shaba-labba-lop, bobba-lobba lobba-lop" (which I now know to be called "Daddy-Bird") was the one that almost killed me back at the Thalia. This really might be the most entertaining teen/horror/rock 'n' roll movie ever made, nicely presented on this crisp-looking Image DVD.


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