Lady Frankenstein (1971)
"La figlia di Frankenstein" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  October 1973 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Rosalba Neri ...
Tania Frankenstein (as Sara Bay)
Paul Muller ...
Peter Whiteman ...
Herbert Fux ...
Renate Kasché ...
Julia Stack (as Renata Cash)
Lorenzo Terzon ...
Harris' assistant (as Lawrence Tilden)
Ada Pometti ...
Farmer's wife (as Ada Pomeroy)
Andrea Aureli ...
Jim Turner (as Andrew Ray)
John (as Johnny Loffrey)
Richard Beardley ...
Simon Burke
Petar Martinovitch ...
Jack Morgan (as Peter Martinov)
Adam Welles ...
Mickey Hargitay ...
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When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall's life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Dr. Frankenstein. Soon it comes after Marshall and the doctor's daughter. Written by Anonymous

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Sexiest Frankenstein Movie Ever!
30 November 2004 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This Italian-made Gothic horror movie often gets the short shrift from fans of the overrated Hammer films of the time. Sure, it has much lower production values and, sure, Rosalba Neri (aka "Sara Bay")is no Peter Cushing, but there's no doubt which one of them I'd rather see naked. Seriously though, Neri shed her clothes so graciously on screen and looked so appealing doing it that no one ever gave her credit for being the great actress that she was. She carries this movie pretty much by herself--Joseph Cotton is good as her father but he is killed off early, and Mickey Hargitay isn't bad but is horribly miscast as a 19th century police detective. Probably more than in any other of her movies, Neri stays dressed here. But the two scenes in which she does shed her Victorian garments are VERY memorable, and not for the usual reasons. In one scene she helps her would-be lover kill a handsome but idiotic handyman by having sex with the guy while her accomplice smothers him with a pillow, but her evil and lustful character doesn't let the guy's untimely death interruptus the coitus. The look on her face as she has "the little death" well after her sex partner has had the big one (and her poor would-be lover can only watch) is amazing and very perverse. There's probably not another actress that could have (or would have) pulled it off. The final scene, if anything, is even more warped, so much so that it was censored from many prints. Let's just say that this nymphomaniacal Frankenstein just can't resist Frankenstein's monster, and the sight of the two of them on the operating table stops even the rampaging villagers with torches dead in their tracks.

Is this is a classic Frankenstein movie? Well, no. It resembles the Mel Brooks comedy "Young Frankenstein" more than the Hammer films or the Universal classics, but it is reasonably well-made, definitely pretty entertaining and it is, if nothing else, the sexiest Frankenstein movie ever.

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