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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)
Anthony B. Richmond .... second assistant camera (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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The first of 8 Films that Freddie Francis would direct Peter Cushing in.See more »
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.See more »
Tesoro MioSee more »


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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of the lesser Frankenstein movies, 22 December 2005
Author: preppy-3 from United States

Dr. Frankenstein (Peter Cushing) with helper Hans (Sandor Eles) returns to a village he had been forced out of 10 years earlier. He had made a monster which (he thought) had been destroyed. He finds the creature (Kiwi Kingston) actually alive but its brain is dormant. He gets a hypnotist (Peter Woodthorpe) to activate the monster brain. He does--but has his own evil plans for it...

Third in the series of the Hammer Frankenstein movies. It's not good but it's not terrible either. Production values are strong and there's a good cast but the story is somewhat...lacking. I never quite understood how any hypnotist could activate a brain and there's next to no action until the final half hour. There's also a mute girl who is thrown into the story for no good purpose that I could see. Also the makeup on the monster is pretty terrible. They got permission and tried to model it after the monster from the 1931 film--but it just doesn't work. The violence is also pretty restrained in this one--I find it hard to believe that any scenes were cut for original TV broadcasts.

Acting helps a lot in this one. Woodthorpe overacts but Eles is tall and handsome as the Baron's assistant and Katy Wild (the mute girl) does wonders with a horribly written role--heck, she's not even given a name! Kingston is OK as the monster (his face is completely covered with makeup--all you can see are the eyes). Cushing is, as always, fantastic as Frankenstein. He doesn't play him as totally evil (despite the title) as he did later on. He comes across as a scientist who work means EVERYTHING to him--he lives only for that and nothing more. He also can't understand why people keep hounding him. He keeps asking "Why can't they leave me alone?" So not good but not bad. Worth catching if you're a Hammer fan but don't go out of your way. I give it a 6.

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