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Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

PG-13 | | Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi | 11 February 1970 (USA)
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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Cast

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Anna
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Professor Richter
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Karl
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Inspector Frisch
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Ella Brandt
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Doctor Brandt
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Police Doctor
Colette O'Neil ...
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George Belbin ...
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Norman Shelley ...
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Michael Gover ...
Guest - Reading newspaper
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Jim Collier ...
Dr. Heidecke
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Storyline

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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More monsterous than the monsters he created! See more »

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Horror | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for violence and horror images | See all certifications »

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Frankenstein muß sterben!  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film marks the return of director Terence Fisher after an extended absence from Hammer productions, as his films were considered too slow and emotional by this point. Fisher has mentioned in multiple interviews (and by his daughter's admittance), that this film was his personal favourite to make, along with the original Dracula (1958). After directing this film and The Devil Rides Out, Fisher would once again be out of the picture for a while due to several car accidents. His last hurrah at Hammer was to be another Frankenstein film: Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974). See more »

Goofs

Between Anna being stabbed and her fiancé finding her, the position of the scalpel changes. See more »

Quotes

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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superior Hammer horror
14 February 2000 | by (Cold Spring, KY) – See all my reviews

This is easily my favorite Frankenstein film, and one of my favorite Hammer films. The acting, lead by Peter Cushing, can't be any better; Simon Ward, Maxine Audley, and Freddie Jones deserve special comment in this regard. (There is little point in praising Cushing as Frankenstein; he plays it with such depth and understanding that the role is his and always will be! I can't use any superlatives here that haven't already been used for Cushing's Baron.) And for once, a Frankenstein movie really gets to the key point Mary Shelley is making - by leaving the monster out entirely! Terence Fisher's direction doesn't miss a cue; with the conventionalization of the monster gone, Fisher can take the movie in new, unexpected directions, and does so with the steady hand of a master director. An unqualified success for all involved!


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