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Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

M  |   |  Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  11 February 1970 (USA)
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Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor, Karl and his fiancée Anna, they kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the ... See full summary »

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Veronica Carlson ...
Anna
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Professor Richter
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Karl
Thorley Walters ...
Inspector Frisch
Maxine Audley ...
Ella Brandt
George Pravda ...
Doctor Brandt
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
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Colette O'Neil ...
Mad Woman
Frank Middlemass ...
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George Belbin ...
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Norman Shelley ...
Guest - Smoking pipe
Michael Gover ...
Guest - Reading newspaper
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Jim Collier ...
Dr. Heidecke
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Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor, Karl and his fiancée Anna, they kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the first brain transplantation ever. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The controversial rape scene was added at the last minute, after shooting was nearly complete, because Hammer studio head Sir James Carreras thought the film lacked "sex". See more »

Goofs

A crew member is visible just after the water-pipe bursts, about one hour into the movie. As Frankenstein enters the house and walks down the hallway, the camera pans across to the left, and as it does so, someone is seen disappearing quickly behind the doorway to get out of shot. See more »

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Professor Richter: I have become the victim of everything that Frankenstein and I ever advocated. My brain is in someone else's body.
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Great British horror film.
7 September 2005 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Peter Cushing stars as the evil Baron Frankenstein who,driven out of his homeland of Bohemia,has set up shop in an English boarding house,where he blackmails the lovely Miss Spengler,who has inherited proprietorship of the establishment from her ailing mother,and Miss Spengler's dashing young fiancé Carl into helping him with his diabolical experiments.Through Frankenstein's great good planning or great good fortune,Carl is a doctor employed at the mental hospital in which resides the infamous Dr. Brandt,Frankenstein's one time research associate and the very man Frankenstein came to England to see,now a hopeless madman.With Carl's help,Frankenstein plans to abduct Dr. Brandt and cure his insanity..."Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed" by Terence Fisher is brilliantly directed film.The script by Ben Batt is truly intelligent and Freddie Jones's creature is the most interestingly complex and well played of all the Hammer's Frankenstein monsters-indeed it is the only one to come anywhere near Mary Shelley's novel and her conception of an intelligent and literate creation come to taunt its creator for the condition inflicted on it.Give this one a look.8 out of 10.


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