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Munster, Go Home! (1966)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi  |  15 June 1966 (USA)
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Herman discovers he's the new lord of Munster Hall in England. The family sails to Britain, where they receive a tepid welcome from Lady Effigy and Freddie Munster, who throws tantrums ... See full summary »

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Freddie Munster
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Lady Effigie Munster
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Roger Moresby
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Cruikshank
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Squire Lester Moresby
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Joey
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Grace
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Millie Cruikshank
Cliff Norton ...
Herbert
Diana Chesney ...
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Herman discovers he's the new lord of Munster Hall in England. The family sails to Britain, where they receive a tepid welcome from Lady Effigy and Freddie Munster, who throws tantrums because he wasn't named Lord Munster. An on-board romance had blossomed between Marilyn and Roger, but on land Marilyn discovers Roger's family holds a longstanding grudge against the Munsters. Herman upholds the family honor in an auto race; he and Grandpa also unlock "the secret of Munster Hall." Written by Dennis Lewis <dsl@sprynet.com>

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Herman races the world's fastest cars in his DRAG-ULA special! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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15 June 1966 (USA)  »

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Die Frankenstein-Familie  »

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This theatrical film was not a great success at the box office, prompting Paramount, which had been contemplating a theatrical version of Get Smart (1965), to cancel that and instead spread it out over 3 episodes of the TV series called "A Man Called Smart", Parts 1, 2, and 3. See more »

Goofs

When Roger is hit on the back of the head just before the race, it is obvious that the wrench he is hit with is rubber, as it bounces and continues to wiggle as the other man catches him as he falls. See more »

Quotes

Lily Munster: [Lily and Grandpa are 'borrowing' a couple of horses] Grandpa, what if we get caught?
Grandpa Munster: Listen, it won't be the first time I was hanged as a horse thief.
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A Green Monster in Swinging London
30 October 2004 | by (Tampa Bay, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film appeared at the height of the Swinging London movement of the mid-Sixties, when even Batman made a televised visit to Britain. A cross section of British funnymen came aboard to welcome America's improbably sweet family of ghouls to the old country. (And never mind that the name "Munster" is Irish and not English).

Fred Gwynne never looked back after making this final appearance as Frankenstein's monster, so bitter was he at the lingering pain performing the role caused him. It's a shame, because he was never better than in this lightweight role of goofy old Herman.

As he was in "Car 54", Al Lewis is Gwynne's sidekick, gleefully gnawing on the scenery as an over-the-top sendup of Dracula. Frankenstein vs. Dracula sounds like one of those high-concept films only the hard core will watch, but these two made it work.

I saw this film in the theater during its first run and continue to enjoy it on its occasional TV appearances. Often these are during the run-up to Halloween, when "Munster Go Home" acts as an antidote to the depressing run of horror films.


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