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Director:
Writers:
Bert Batt (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 February 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Most Frightening Frankenstein Movie Ever! See more »
Plot:
Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (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, Ella's Friend (uncredited)
Daphne Oxenford ... Lady In Garden (uncredited)
Dorothy Smith ... Anna's Neighbour (uncredited)
Meadows White ... Nightwatchman (uncredited)
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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)
 
Stunts
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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and horror images (re-rating) (2004)
Runtime:
98 min | Argentina:95 min | Spain:97 min | USA:101 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:(Banned) (original rating) | Finland:K-18 (2005) | Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1987) | Germany:16 (DVD 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:M (certificate #22109) (original rating) | USA:PG-13 (re-rating) (2004) | USA:GP (re-rating) (1969) | West Germany:18 (f)

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Trivia:
Peter Cushing deplored the inclusion of the rape scene and even apologized to his co-star Veronica Carlson.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Quotes:
Baron Frankenstein:Had man not been given to invention and experiment, then tonight, sir, you would have eaten your dinner in a cave. You would've strewn the bones about the floor then wiped your fingers on a coat of animal skin. In fact, your lapels do look a bit greasy. Good night.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Flesh and the Fiends (1960)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
superior Hammer horror, 14 February 2000
Author: Andy Sandfoss from Cold Spring, KY

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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