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Anthony Hinds (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 May 1964 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The monster bred from a dozen corpses. See more »
Plot:
Penniless, Baron Frankenstein, accompanied by his eager assistant Hans, arrives at his family castle near the town of Karlstaad... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(9 articles)
Top Ten Tuesday: Peter Cushing – His Ten Best Movie Roles
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 28 January 2014, 7:44 AM, PST)

Anthony Hinds obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 8 October 2013, 3:50 AM, PDT)

Anthony Hinds obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 8 October 2013, 3:50 AM, PDT)

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The Evil of Zoltan! See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Baron Frankenstein
Peter Woodthorpe ... Prof. Zoltán the Hypnotist
Duncan Lamont ... Karlstaad Chief of Police
Kiwi Kingston ... The Creature
Sandor Elès ... Hans, Frankenstein's Assistant
Katy Wild ... Beggar Girl
David Hutcheson ... Burgomaster of Karlstaad
James Maxwell ... Priest
Howard Goorney ... Drunk
Anthony Blackshaw ... Policeman
David Conville ... Policeman
Caron Gardner ... Burgomaster's Wife
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)
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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 
 
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
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
 
Stunts
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
 
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Runtime:
84 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
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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When first shown on television in 1968, some theatrical scenes were replaced by less intense scenes filmed by another director and with extra actors included.See more »
Quotes:
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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Over the WavesSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Evil of Zoltan!, 25 October 2012
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

The Evil of Frankenstein is directed by Freddie Francis and written by John Elder. It stars Peter Cushing, Sandor Eles, Peter Woodthorpe and Katy Wild. Music is by Don Banks and cinematography by John Wilcox.

Returning back to Karlstad after a ten year absence, Baron Frankenstein (Cushing) hopes that the town has forgotten his monstrous impact on the town previously. With assistant Hans (Eles) in tow, it's not long before the Baron stumbles upon his monster creation frozen in a glacier of ice...

Anything they don't understand, anything that doesn't conform to their stupid little pattern...they destroy.

With Hammer Films finally getting friendly with Universal Pictures, The Evil of Frankenstein forgets the two previous Hammer Frankenstein movies and goes for what is in all essence a rehash of Karloff's stomping days. That's not necessarily a bad thing if one can judge the film as a standalone movie? But creativity is sparse and it's left to the cast and technical department to create an above average Frankenstein movie.

Yep, it sure does look nice, with impressive costuming and well dressed sets, it's a Hammer movie for sure. Bank's score is also classic Hammer strains. Cushing gives his usual dose of quality, though he is a touch restrained here in terms of committed emotion, and you have to smile at his James Bond moment during one getaway scene while a buxom babe looks on with kinky lustation in her eyes. Elsewhere it's a safe turn of cast performances, with future Dad of Delboy Trotter, Woodthorpe, camping it up as the scheming and revenge fuelled hypnotist Zoltan, Wild isn't asked to do much, and neither is Eles, who seems to be in it for some continental flavour. Francis is no Terence Fisher, but he has a good visual flair and he can construct a very good action sequence, such as the excellent finale here.

There's problems for sure; familiarity of Frankenstein movies in general hurts, the make up for the creature is very poor, one back screen projection sequence is very cheap even by low grade Hammer standards, while some of the Baron's reactions to situations don't bear up to logical scrutiny. It's not hard to understand why it's a very divisive movie amongst the Hammer Horror faithful. Yet its merits hold up well and it never once sags or becomes tiring. Cushing, Wilcox and that finale ensure it's a decent night in by the fire. 6.5/10

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