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Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed -- Together with a young doctor,Karl and his fiancée Anna kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the first brain transplantation ever.


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11 February 1970 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Baron Frankenstein
Veronica Carlson ... Anna

Freddie Jones ... Professor Richter

Simon Ward ... Karl
Thorley Walters ... Inspector Frisch
Maxine Audley ... Ella Brandt
George Pravda ... Doctor Brandt
Geoffrey Bayldon ... Police Doctor
Colette O'Neil ... Mad Woman
Frank Middlemass ... Guest - Plumber
George Belbin ... Guest - Playing chess
Norman Shelley ... Guest - Smoking pipe
Michael Gover ... Guest - Reading newspaper

Peter Copley ... Principal
Jim Collier ... Dr. Heidecke
Allan Surtees ... Police Sergeant
Windsor Davies ... Police Sergeant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Timothy Davies ... Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Davis ... Official (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Villager (uncredited)
Caron Gardner ... Passer-By (uncredited)
Robert Gillespie ... Mortuary Attendant (uncredited)
Michael Goldie ... Warder (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Burglar (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Journalist (uncredited)
Edward Higgins ... Water Board Workman (uncredited)
Elizabeth Morgan ... Christina (uncredited)
Daphne Oxenford ... Lady In Garden (uncredited)
Dorothy Smith ... Anna's Neighbour (uncredited)
Meadows White ... Nightwatchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
Writing credits
Bert Batt (screenplay)

Anthony Nelson Keys (from an original story by) and
Bert Batt (from an original story by)

Mary Shelley  character: Frankenstein (uncredited)

Produced by
Anthony Nelson Keys .... producer
Original Music by
James Bernard 
Cinematography by
Arthur Grant (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gordon Hales 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
Art Direction by
Bernard Robinson (supervising art director)
Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... make-up
Patricia McDermott .... hair stylist (as Pat McDermott)
Production Management
Christopher Neame .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bert Batt .... assistant director
Bill Westley .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
Sound Department
Tony Lumkin .... sound supervisor
Don Ranasinghe .... sound editor
Ken Rawkins .... sound recordist
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Maidment .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Binney .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
Lotte Slattery .... wardrobe mistress (as Lottie Slattery)
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical director
Other crew
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity (as Doreen Dearnalen)
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Rated PG-13 for violence and horror images (re-rating) (2004)
98 min | Argentina:95 min | Spain:97 min | USA:101 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Australia:M | Finland:(Banned) (original rating) | Finland:K-18 (2005) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1987) | Germany:16 (re-rating) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:18 (1969) | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (DVD re-rating) (2004) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating) (2004) | West Germany:18 (f)

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The fifth installment in Hammer Films' Frankenstein series.See more »
Continuity: Between Anna being stabbed and her husband finding her, the position of the scalpel changes.See more »
Professor Richter:I have become the victim of everything that Frankenstein and I ever advocated. My brain is in someone else's body.See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great British horror film., 7 September 2005
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

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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