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Director:
Writers:
Bert Batt (screenplay)
Anthony Nelson Keys (from an original story by) ...
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Release Date:
11 February 1970 (USA) See more »
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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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Frankenstein must be worshiped!! See more (50 total) »

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)

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:
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:
Continuity: The flowers in Frankenstein's buttonhole change both color and shape between shots when he first invites Mrs Brant into Anna's house. They start as three yellow and purple tulips, change to a purple and orange spray during his conversation with Mrs Brant in the living room, and change back as he guides her down the laboratory stairs.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.See more »

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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Frankenstein must be worshiped!!, 19 October 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Hooray! Here's another entry in the highly amusing Hammer Frankenstein franchise. Don't ever ask me to pick a 'best' or even favorite in this series because I instantly love every episode I can get my dirty little hands on :) And this fifth chapter is a true highlight as it has our Baron Frankenstein more and more evolving into a ruthless, cold villain. He blackmails a young couple; forcing them to assist him with his diabolical experiments (only he sees it as simple scientific evolution). Along with his new accomplices, Baron F. kidnaps a fellow mad scientist out of the asylum because he knows the skills to perform a flawless brain transplant. Unfortunately, Frankenstein's mad raving colleague has been drugged so much he now is a complete vegetable. Ingenious as he is, evil Victor transplants a few brains and commits a few murders to finally have the things the way he wants.

After 4 prequels, numberless others adaptations and several novels, Hammer Productions (and class-A director Terence Fisher in particular) still manages to present the Frankenstein films as original and innovative horror adventures. It's remarkable how Cushing and Fisher completely shifted the initial horror from Frankenstein's monster to Baron Frankenstein himself! In this film, the creature is a pathetic 'victim' while it's Cushing who's the criminal mastermind. Needless to say that Cushing is absolutely powerful in his loyal role of the Baron. He's actually so good in preaching his medical ambitions that you often sympathize with him, even though you witness with your own eyes he's bad to the bone! Cushing receives excellent feedback from the young actor Simon Ward and the exquisite Veronica Carlson. 'Frankenstein must be Destroyed' is an intriguing horror film for some other reason as well. Fisher inserts a healthy dose of Romanticism in this episode plus it's also one of the first Hammer films that feature the sexual content and undertones they'll use more and more in their 70's films. Hammer's popularity tempered a bit during the late 60's/ early 70's and they tried to make up for this by showing more ravishing meat (Carlson's cleavage) and sexual insinuations. In short, Frankenstein must be destroyed is essential horror viewing! It has loads of tension and exciting sequences, the film is professionally made, well-acted and it features a fair amount of bloodshed.

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