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The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)

Unrated | | Horror | 8 May 1964 (USA)
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. ... See full summary »

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Peter Woodthorpe ...
Zoltan
Duncan Lamont ...
Chief of Police
Sandor Elès ...
Hans
Katy Wild ...
Beggar Girl
David Hutcheson ...
Burgomaster
James Maxwell ...
Priest
Howard Goorney ...
Drunk
Anthony Blackshaw ...
Policeman
David Conville ...
Policeman
Caron Gardner ...
Burgomaster's Wife
Kiwi Kingston ...
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Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad, vowing to continue his experiments in the creation of life. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of a mesmerist, Zoltan, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and 'punish' the burgomaster and the chief of police, which acts lead to a violent confrontation between the baron and the townspeople. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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The monster is back and no one can stop him. See more »

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8 May 1964 (USA)  »

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El castigo de Frankenstein  »

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According to the Blu-ray's 'making of' featurette, Peter Cushing (Victor Frankenstein) is vigorously cutting away at a cabbage during the title sequence. It was originally used to emulate the crunching sound of slicing through bone, but this was eventually censored with the title music. Cushing, being very adamant on the technical details of his performance, always demanded the presence of technical advisors on set. During the surgical sequences, he wanted to make sure he used the scalpel correctly. He was also quoted to "want to convince any doctors in the audience". See more »

Quotes

Baron Frankenstein: I realized long ago that the only way to prove my theories was to make something in my laboratory that actually lived. I never told you, Hans... I succeeded once.
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Featured in The World of Hammer: The Curse of Frankenstein (1994) See more »

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Bavarian Polka
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Music by Richard Adler
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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Why can't they leave me alone? Why can't they ever leave me alone?
16 September 2011 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Peter Cushing makes the greatest Dr. Frankenstein and he certainly doesn't disappoint here. Hammer Studios made several Frankenstein films, and this may not be the best, but it certainly is worth the time.

After reviving his monster, Dr. Frankenstein enlisted the services of Zoltan the Hypnotist (Peter Woodthorpe, the voice of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings). Zoltan was a despicable character, and Woodthorpe was perfect for the role.

Sandor Elès as Hans, Dr. Frankenstein's assistant, and Katy Wild, as a deaf and mute beggar girl were also very good.

Of course, one would have wanted to see more of Caron Gardner, the Burgomaster's wife, but it was not to be.


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