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Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  15 December 1974 (USA)
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Dr. Frankenstein's grandson, after years of living down the family reputation, inherits granddad's castle and repeats the experiments.



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A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind... Written by Flavio Rizzardi <>

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Release Date:

15 December 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frankenstein junior  »

Box Office


$2,800,000 (estimated)


$86,300,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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While this film is a loving tribute to Universal Pictures Frankenstein franchise of 1931-1945, the musical number "Puttin' On The Ritz" uses Irving Berlin's revised lyrics of 1946 rather than the racially insensitive original lyrics. See more »


The Monster is in two different locations on the operating table in the two shots prior to getting off the table. See more »


[from inside the haycart]
Inga: Hallo. Vould you like to have a roll in ze hay?
[Dr. Frankenstein stutters]
Inga: It's fun.
[She begins to roll in the hay]
Inga: Roll, roll, roll in ze hay.
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The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe and lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
Performed by Madeline Kahn
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Probably the best comedy I've ever seen
4 October 2005 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

If you love comedies, but haven't seen Young Frankenstein, you're in for a delicious treat.After three decades, it still makes people laugh to death, and it's a must-see for every spoof lover in the world.

Actually, it's not a parody, but a homage by Mel Brooks to James Whale's classic,shot in black and white on the same location and with the same props.

The "hero" is Dr.Frederick Frankenstein(Gene Wilder), who, after a long period in which he hated it, decides to repeat his grandfather's experiment.The result is the Transylvanians want to kill him, despite the fact that the monster is the most harmless creature in the world.

This sort of sequel to the original Frankenstein is hilarious from start to finish, mostly because of two actors:Peter Boyle and Martin Feldman.The former is great as the mute creature(he'll compensate that by talking too much in Everybody Loves Raymond), particularly in the scene with Gene Hackman's Blind Man.But it's Feldman's Igor that makes this film unmissable.No wonder, given he's got the best lines("Wait Master.It might be go first").

With no doubt Mel Brooks' masterpiece.

The Scary Movie franchise wishes it was this good.

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