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Release Date:
8 May 1964 (USA) See more »
The monster bred from a dozen corpses. See more »
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Frankenstein
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 ... The Creature
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Arpino ... Body Snatcher (uncredited)
Timothy Bateson ... Hypnotized Man (uncredited)

Robert Flynn ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Frank Forsyth ... Manservant (uncredited)
James Garfield ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Steven Geray ... Dr. Sergado (additional sequence: US) (uncredited)
Patrick Horgan ... David Carrell (uncredited)
Kenneth Kove ... Curé (uncredited)
Derek Martin ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Maria Palmer ... Rena's Mother (additional sequence: US) (uncredited)
William Phipps ... Rena's Father (additional sequence: US) (uncredited)
Anthony Poole ... Roustabout (uncredited)
Michelle Scott ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Tracy Stratford ... Rena as a Child (additional sequence: US) (uncredited)
Alister Williamson ... Landlord (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Karlstaad Pedestrian (uncredited)

Directed by
Freddie Francis 
Writing credits
Anthony Hinds (screenplay) (as John Elder)

Produced by
Anthony Hinds .... producer
Original Music by
Don Banks 
Cinematography by
John Wilcox (director of photography)
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Frieda Steiger .... hair stylist
Production Management
Don Weeks .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William P. Cartlidge .... assistant director (as Bill Cartlidge)
Hugh Harlow .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Feliks Sergejak .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronnie Maasz .... camera operator
Geoff Glover .... focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
Music Department
Philip Martell .... music supervisor
John Hollingsworth .... musical director (uncredited)
Other crew
Pauline Harlow .... continuity
Crew verified as complete

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84 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:M (2008) | Finland:(Banned) (1965) | France:-12 | Sweden:15 | UK:X | UK:12 (DVD rating) (2007) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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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 »
Body Snatcher:[referring to a stolen body] I've got it!
Baron Frankenstein:So I observe... and so will half the county, if you don't hurry up and bring it inside!
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Der Baron Has a Heart - Sort Of, 30 March 2008

The Evil of Frankenstein was the third Hammer film in their Frankenstein cycle but makes some major departures from the first two. First, the writer here was NOT Jimmy Sangster which explains the vast differences that exist at the end of it predecessor The Revenge of Frankenstein like the Baron's arm is not tattooed nor does he seem to exhibit any problems whatsoever or how about the whole flashback sequence which directly goes against what we saw in The Curse of Frankenstein. Or how about the way the creature is presented here - the first two films he looks human to some degree(definitely more so in Revenge) but here Hammer tries going the Universal route. This lack of creativity and originality is achingly clear throughout the whole script as we see the monster frozen in ice only to be saved by the Baron, a carnival with the villagers, the revenge on those men responsible for hurting the creature - specifically the burgomaster and the chief of police and how about the castle ending - Hmmm. Isn't this in Son/Ghost/Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman from Universal? Even a bit of The Bride of Frankenstein? I felt like I had seen this movie before only done much better in terms of plot. But we do get a hypnotist that can make contact with a creature that the scientist that put him together could not establish. Rubbish really. Much of the blame really goes to writer Anthony Hinds. He is able but he is no Sangster. Director Freddie Francis I have always liked, but he too is no Terrence Fisher. Francis can piece a film together effectively but this script just does not cut it. So what saves the film from being awful? Peter Cushing of course. Here Cushing plays the Baron with some emotions. Here the Baron bears his soul just a bit as he tells us how bad he feels having his work denigrated and repulsed by everyone. Here he shows us a bit - not much - but a bit of compassion for other individuals even asking his assistant why he stays with him. Here the Baron actually seems to have a bit of a sense of humour as when he climbs out a window in front of a buxom burgomaster's wife and says "goodnight" as he descends. Cushing breathes some much needed life into this role and its HIS creativity and execution as an actor that give this film its strengths. Sure you get typical Hammer sets and lush cinematography(you should expect that with Francis) and you also have a good group of solid supporting actors with Sandor Eles as Hans his assistant, Katy Wild as a very effective mute girl who befriends the creature, Duncan Lamont as the chief of police, and Peter Woodthorpe as Professor Zoltan the hypnotist really hamming it up. I also have a soft spot for the wife - the buxom blonde wife. But it is Cushing that saves this one from being truly dreadful. The story is incomprehensible. The monster looks like a cheaply-made Universal knockoff you might find at a flea market with the most unlikely named actor - Kiwi Kingston - playing the creature. A barely respectable entry in the Hammer series.

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